Our Speakers

Stay tuned for our 2019 Speaker Roster! We look forward to delivering the best sessions available to the association sector!

Your Event Hosts:

Meagan Rockett
CEO, Greenfield Services

Meagan has made it her mission to help associations better engage their communities. She was the mastermind behind the Pulse Report (our study of Canadian associations’ membership marketing & engagement practices) and co-producer of the Engaging Associations Forum. Meagan is dedicated to increasing the viability of associations!

Meagan Rockett
CEO, Greenfield Services
Frank Rockett
Non-Profit Executive Consultant, Greenfield Services

With over 20 Years of Leadership Experience, Frank brings expertise in Fund Development, Grant Writing, Financial Management, Human Resources, Board & Committee Leadership to the team. He currently serves as Executive Director to a local humane society.

Frank Rockett
Non-Profit Executive Consultant, Greenfield Services
Mark Thompson
MC for Engaging Associations 2019

Mark is a nationally recognized speaker in leadership, teambuilding, motivation and human capital. Mark is also a sought after lead trainer for groups of all sizes from small leadership retreats to large groups of 500 plus, known for his high energy engaging passion style.

Mark leads active hands-on teams involved in training and development, project management and business development. His expertise is in the areas of team and leadership development, program facilitation, and innovative instructional design.

Mark Thompson
MC for Engaging Associations 2019

Speakers:

Chris Baylis
President & CEO, The Sponsorship Collective

Chris Baylis is the President and CEO of The Sponsorship Collective and a self-confessed sponsorship geek.

After several years as a sponsor (that’s right, the one investing the money!) Chris decided to cross over to the sponsorship sales side where he has personally closed tens of millions of dollars in sponsorship deals. Chris has been on the front lines of multi-million dollar sponsorship agreements and has built and coached teams to do the same.

Chris Baylis
President & CEO, The Sponsorship Collective
Meredith Low
Principal, Meredith Low Consulting

Meredith Low is a strategist who helps associations create effective and evidence-driven plans for success. Her experience includes the not-for-profit sector, strategy consulting to Fortune 500 companies, and in-house strategic planning and strategy development at one of Canada’s largest banks. Meredith has presented at CSAE and PCMA conferences and has been published in Association magazine and elsewhere. She can be found at meredithlow.com and on twitter @LowMeredith.

Meredith Low
Principal, Meredith Low Consulting
Christine Nielsen
CEO, Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science

Christine Nielsen has been leading the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science as CEO since 2010. CSMLS is the national certifying body for medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory assistants, and the national professional society for Canada’s medical laboratory professionals. CSMLS has been serving its members for 81 years. She has served on the Government of Canada’s expert panel, exploring challenges in the labour market for newcomers to Canada. She served six years as Chair of the Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation (CNAR) and has served her Alumni Board since 1998.

Christine Nielsen
CEO, Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
Mark Thompson
President & Chief Engagement Officer, McKinley Solutions

Mark is a nationally recognized speaker in leadership, teambuilding, motivation and human capital. Mark is also a sought after lead trainer for groups of all sizes from small leadership retreats to large groups of 500 plus, known for his high energy engaging passion style.

Mark leads active hands-on teams involved in training and development, project management and business development. His expertise is in the areas of team and leadership development, program facilitation, and innovative instructional design.

Mark Thompson
President & Chief Engagement Officer, McKinley Solutions
Rachel Stephan
Owner, sensov/ event marketing

Rachel, an entrepreneur at heart and a creative at mind, jump-started her business in 2001. She holds a Master’s degree in Advertising and has accumulated over 18 years of experience in marketing, advertising and creative direction in the event space. Rachel lives for a challenge and whips up the cleverest of concepts in the blink of an eye for her event planning an association clients.

Rachel Stephan
Owner, sensov/ event marketing