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the EVENT 2020 - Dare to Share


By: Disa-marie Cameron (She/Her) | Apr 8, 2020

At the EVENT 2020, we DARE TO SHARE relevant wisdom by hosting a Community Keynotes® event. This innovative keynote experience will feature our very own attendees as mainstage closing speakers!

Community Keynoters bring an unparalleled level of authenticity, credibility, and relevancy. Peers have walked a mile in our shoes and speak precisely to our interests. Given the EVENT is a collaboration between three MPI Chapters – Montreal/Quebec, Ottawa, and Toronto, our Community Keynote® will be a "friendly competition" between the chapters.

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Each one of us has a story, that if shared, can spark inspiration, human connection, and greatness in others. What's your story? DARE TO SHARE and submit an application to become a Community Keynoter at the EVENT.

We recognize that crafting and telling your story from the mainstage can feel exhilarating but intimidating as well. Don't allow fear to prevent you from inspiring others. To ensure your success, you'll be coached by Melissa Majors, founder of Community Keynotes®, and prepared to design and deliver your talk with authenticity, clarity, and confidence.

Applications for this unique experience are already closed as of February 21st, 2020.  A panel of anonymous reviewers are currently working to identify three finalists and select one representative from each chapter. Finalists will take the mainstage at the Event's closing session Saturday, April 4, 2020. During that time, the audience will vote on the Community Keynoter that shared the most impactful message. The winner and their chapter will be honoured by receiving the Community Keynotes Award on stage.

Contest rules and considerations include:

  • Only non-professional speakers will be considered. Sorry, paid speakers, you cannot apply.
  • Suppliers and planners are welcome to participate; however, the promotion of products and services is not permitted.
For more information on the EVENT, please visit

3-Framework FEB13 Article sourced compiled by: Disa-marie Cameron, Account Manager at FMAV

Article edited by: Darlene Kelly-Stewart, Stonehouse Sales & Marketing Services



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Disa-marie Cameron (She/Her)
Account Manager at Encore Canada

Hybrid Events Professional, Account Manager, & Tech Goddess!


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