Top Ottawa Keynote Speakers

“Inspiring, entertaining, and motivating. Alison Burns and James Taylor (AKA The Ethical Futurists) are two of the most sought-after Top Ottawa Keynote Speakers – The Ethical Futurists keynote speakers. Highly recommended.”

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Top Ottawa Keynote SpeakersAlison 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 Ottawa – 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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.”
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General Information about Ottawa for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals    

Located on the Ontario side of the Ottawa River, Ottawa is the capital and fourth most populous city of Canada, with over 1.1 million inhabitants. It is a bilingual city, with English and French being spoken by the vast majority of the population, as well as a vibrant cultural melting pot, due to the large number of immigrants from all over the world it shelters. Ottawa has the highest standard of living and lowest unemployment rates from the country and is one of the fastest growing cities in North America, particularly due to the quickly developing high-tech business sector. Other important economic sectors are represented by public service, healthcare and tourism. Some of the most important companies with headquarters in the city include IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Halogen Software, Shopify, Corel, Nortel, Cognos, Nokia, Bell Canada and Adobe. Ottawa is internationally recognized as an important centre for higher education and research, hosting top level universities and colleges such as the University of Ottawa, the Carleton University and the Algonquin College. The city is also famous for its lively cultural scene, represented by museums such as the Canadian Museum of History, the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian War Museum, as well as by numerous festivals like Winterlude, the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, the Bluesfest and the Folk Music Festival.

The City as a Conference Destination

Ottawa is an important centre for international conferences, summits and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: the RIDE Conference: the Future of Tech Comm, one of Canada’s largest conferences on technology; the FWD50 Conference, a meeting point for digital government leaders from 15 countries to discuss government technology and digital policies; the Genesis Future Summit: Innovate Your Future, a major summit about innovations in technology, marketing and entrepreneurship; the Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH), one of the most important healthcare events from the country; and the Instagram Marketing Conference, a forum for experts in new trends in digital marketing.

Ottawa Food Options for Conference Delegates

While attending  business conference in Ottawa, Canada, a few local restaurants to experience include: Allium (+1 613-792-1313), one of the best restaurants in the city where you can try traditional Canadian cuisine; Fauna (+1 613-563-2862), an upscale restaurant serving stylish locally-sourced New Canadian dishes; M?Na (+1 613-233-6462), a small but exquisite French restaurant offering a large variety of gourmet dishes; the Green Door Restaurant (+1 613-234-9597), probably the best vegetarian restaurant in the city, serving organic meals and gluten-free deserts; Giovanni’s Restaurant (+1 613-234-3156), an excellent Italian restaurant offering seasonal cuisine and a great diversity of wines; and Coconut Lagoon (+1 613-742-4444), a fantastic Indian restaurant.