Top Calgary Keynote Speakers

“Inspiring, entertaining, and motivating. Alison Burns and James Taylor (AKA The Ethical Futurists) are two of the most sought-after 

Top Calgary Keynote Speakers – The Ethical Futurists keynote speakers. Highly recommended.”

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Top Calgary Keynote Speakers
Alison Burns & James Taylor
(AKA The Ethical Futurists)

The Ethical Futurists is a unique pairing of two of today’s leading keynote speakers; Alison Burns and James Taylor. Together they have spoken on thousands of stages from London to Calgary – The Ethical Futurists, delivering tailored, insightful, entertaining and highly visual keynote presentations to clients including IBM, Cisco, GSK, Visa, EY, Apple, Intuit as well as various Governments. In their inspiring, entertaining and highly visual co-keynote they will take you on a journey to discover how the world’s most ethical and innovative companies are transforming their industries and achieving sustainable growth. Top Calgary Keynote Speakers

Alison Burns is an award-winning performer, keynote speaker and expert in business ethics, sustainability and ethical leadership. For over 30 years, she has been a trailblazer in the fields of engineering, entertainment, technology and the law. Today as an Ethical Futurist she helps organisations and individuals think and act more ethically through her entertaining and inspiring keynote speeches on sustainability, environment, future trends, diversity, inclusion and the ethical implications of technology. Full Alison Burns bio  Top Calgary Keynote Speakers

James Taylor – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity, innovation and artificial intelligence. For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity. Full James Taylor bio  Top Calgary Keynote Speakers




“Phenomenal and very engaging in the session…managed to captivate everyone’s attention and the feedback from the team has been super good”
  • – Senior Manager, Global Accounts
“Thank you for sharing valuable insights on key attributes/traits of a leader. The session was received extremely well and I am looking to another opportunity to invite you for your valuable interaction with our team.”
  • – Managing Director
“Your presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. It was an honor for us to have you as one of our keynote speakers.”
  • – Chairman of the Board
“Thank you very much for your keynote at our event. It was indeed very well received and we had some fantastic feedback from the colleagues.”
  • – HR Director
“Thank you for bringing us a unique session on boosting our creativity in the age of artificial intelligence at our annual event. Your keynote was authentic, inspirational and entertaining, truly engaging the audience from the beginning. Participants and customers provided us with many delighted comments.”
  • – CEO
“Creative, thought provoking, inspirational and well-presented.”
  • Co-Chair
“One of the most insightful, impactful and powerful presentations that I have seen in years.”
  • – Partner
“Easy to work with, powerful content, dynamic and engaging. What more can you ask for in a speaker.”
  • – Group Event Director
“In my 20 years of planning conferences and working with keynoters to help them understand our unique audience, I’ve never seen a keynote speaker prepare at the level James did. All that preparation showed during the keynote; it was full of relevant and entertaining stories as well as highly visually engaging. Our members were blown away.”
  • – President (ABPM logo)

Top Calgary Keynote Speakers


Calgary has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:

Metropolitan Conference Centre, on 4 Ave SW

MacEwan Conference & Event Centre, on Collegiate Blvd NW

Kahanoff Centre & Conference Space, on 12 Ave SE

Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, on 33 St NE

White Diamond Conference Centre, on 3 Ave SE

Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport, on 36 St NE


General Information about Calgary for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals:

Situated at the confluence of the Elbow River and the Bow River, Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta with a population of over 1.2 million (the third largest city in Canada). It is a major centre for finances, energy, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare, retail, tourism and film and television production. In 2015, Calgary boasted with the largest number of millionaires in Canada and is home to a large variety of companies including Acceleware, an important Canadian software development company, the Athabasca Oil Corporation, a well-known energy company, Canadian North, one of Canada’s major airline companies, Shell Canada, one of the country’s largest integrated oil companies, and SEVEN24 Films, a television production company. Calgary is one of Canada’s top tourist destinations, attracting annually over 3.1 million visitors. Some of its most famous landmarks include the Calgary Tower, a 180 metres observation tower, the Devonian Gardens, one of the world’s largest indoor park and botanical garden, and the Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada’s largest living history museum. Calgary is also a notable cultural centre, famous for institutions such as the Glenbow Museum, western Canada’s largest art museum, the Chinese Cultural Centre, the largest cultural centre from the country, and the National Music Centre, featuring a museum and a performance centre.

The City as a Conference Destination

Calgary is a major centre for a large number of international conferences and conventions, including: ITech, one of Canada’s most important conferences focused on technological developments; the Convergence Conference, a meeting point for national and international experts in all aspects of educational technology; the Genesis Future Summit, a three day event focused on marketing and technology; the SocialWest Conference, an event dedicated to specialists in communications, marketing and social media; the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada Annual Scientific Conference, one of Canada’s leading healthcare conventions; and the Digital Health Canada / ANHIX Calgary Winter Conference, an event aiming to enable effective community healthcare.

Calgary Food Options for Conference Delegates

While you are attending a business conference in Calgary, Canada, a few local restaurants to experience include: NOtaBLE (+1 403-288-4372), an upscale restaurant where you can sample a large variety of Canadian dishes; the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant (+1 403-476-1310), another luxurious locale serving Canadian food and famous for bison, elk and seafood dishes; Native Tongues Taqueria (+1 403-263-9444), an excellent Mexican restaurant; the Jonas Restaurant & Bar (+1 403-262-3302), a quaint and confortable Hungarian restaurant, renowned for its soup, stews and meat dishes; the Santorini Greek Taverna (+1 403-276-8363), a restaurant specializing in Greek cuisine; and the Coup (+1 403-541-1041), one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the city.