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

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Top Toronto 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 Toronto – 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 Toronto 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 Toronto 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 Toronto 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)

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Toronto has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:


General Information about Toronto for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals    

Toronto is a major Canadian city located on Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It is a dynamic multicultural and cosmopolitan metropolis, with over 160 languages spoken in the city, and a major hub for finances, business, arts, culture and tourism. Its numerous festivals and public events, as well as museums and galleries, entertainment districts, sports activities and national historic sites attract more than 25 million tourists each year. Considered the financial capital of Canada, Toronto has a high density of brokerage firms and banks in the Financial District, on Bay Street. The Toronto Stock Exchange is the seventh largest stock exchange in the world. Besides finances, Toronto is an important centre for technology, design, education, business services, food services, environmental innovation, life sciences, fashion, arts and media. A major local industry is represented by film production. Since 2011, Toronto is the third largest production centre for cinema and television after Los Angeles and New York, and is home to the famous Toronto International Film Festival. Architecturally, Toronto is very diverse, containing both buildings dating back to early 19th century and very new constructions, such as its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings including the CN Tower, which is the tallest free-standing construction in the Western Hemisphere.

The City as a Conference Destination

Toronto is a major centre for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most important ones include: the Big Data Toronto Conference & Expo, Canada’s number one conference about data industry, advanced machine learning, privacy, cybersecurity and cloud analytics and computing; the AI Toronto Conference & Exhibition, the largest event about Artificial Intelligence in Canada; the Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference, dedicated to assist business leaders from the Toronto Area forge new connections; Conex: The Content Experience, a series of meeting aiming to advance the practice of online marketing; and the Social Finance Forum, a venue for over 500 investors, entrepreneurs, charity leaders and finance professionals eager to reshape the market.

Toronto Food Options for Conference Delegates

While you are attending a business conference in Toronto, Canada, some local restaurants to experience include: George Restaurant (+1 647-496-8275), where you can sample traditional Canadian cuisine; the Richmond Station restaurant (+1 647-748-1444), an eclectic locale famous for its steaks and burgers; the Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse (+1 416-366-0200), another restaurant famous for its delicious steakes; Alo (+1 416-260-2222) and the Scaramouche Restaurant (+1 416-961-8011), two amazing Modern French restaurants serving a large variety of French haute-cuisine dishes; Miku Toronto (+1 647-347-7347), the best Japanese restaurant in the city, renowned for its flame-seared sushi; Oyster Boy (+1 416-534-3432), a fantastic seafood restaurant; and PAI ( +1 416-901-4724), offering a diversity of Thai dishes.