Arlene Dickinson, owner and CEO of Venture Communications, a company she grew from a small, local firm to one of the largest independent agencies in Canada, is also the CEO of District Ventures and Youinc.com - companies all aimed at helping to market, fund and grow entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies. She is a two-times best-selling author, an accomplished speaker, and best known to Canadians as one of the venture capitalists on the award-winning CBC series Dragons' Den.
Arlene's leadership has been recognized with honours including Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100, the Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, as well as PROFIT and Chatelaine's Top 100 Women Business Owners and Marketing Hall of Legends inductee.
She is an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy and the recipient of honorary degrees from Mount Saint Vincent University, Saint Mary's University and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Arlene sits on the Leadership Council of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and is the proud recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Dean, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education
Canadian business executive, author, consultant and speaker, specializing in business strategy
James Paul Gee
Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at ASU Mary Lou Fulton
Executive Director, Sandbox Collaborative at Southern New Hampshire University
Director of the Ryerson Entrepreneur Institute