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Conference Keynote Speakers


More than 25,000 higher education professionals across Canada and the US have
come to rely on Ken Steele as a defnitive source of breaking news, bright ideas and
insight into student trends, technological innovation, strategic planning, branding and
recruitment marketing. He has consulted with hundreds of colleges and universities,
helping them interpret market research, understand their competitive context, and
develop distinctive institutional strategies and brand positions using his proprietary
Brand Chemistry™ model. Ken brings his comprehensive perspective to a broad
range of audiences hundreds of times a year, from boards and senior administration,
to faculty and support staf, concerned parents, government policy analysts and
Canada’s most powerful corporate CEOs. His presentations provide dynamic “big
Sponsored by: picture” context for any conference or workshop, and are always timely, customized,
dynamic and packed with data and best practices from an astounding range of
sources. Clients rave about the impact of these presentations, and the conversations
that result.

Ken’s unique perspective has been shaped by award-winning careers spanning 3
decades, frst as a humanities computing researcher and Shakespeare instructor,
then an IT consultant, ad agency creative director, and ultimately a higher education
market research analyst and brand consultant. Ken has published dozens of articles
and white papers on postsecondary students and branding, and co-authored
Canada’s frst book on strategic enrolment management.
Ken Steele will be speaking, Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Jane inspires people’s lives with truth and humor. There are a lot of performers who
make people laugh, and there are a lot of speakers who give audiences solid
principles for living. Jane does both.

Combining humor, truth and her award-winning singing, Jane adds pizzazz to her
presentations with life skills helping audiences work smart, laugh often and live their
dreams. She is also a Sirius XM Humorist, Amazon Best-Selling/award-winning
author and professional singer.

Sponsored by: A recent inductee into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, Jane is one of the 232
men and women to be awarded this honor including former U.S. President Ronald
Reagan and General Colin L. Powell. Jane also has achieved the distinction of
Certifed Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association.

With a sense of humor and smart work, Jane traveled from the rows of her family
farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant all the way to performing at Radio
City Music Hall. She graduated from college with the highest honors voted by her
peers and continued on to graduate school. Her successes continued to pile up from
there. Today, Jane travels around the world featured at speaking events in New
Zealand and Germany as well as several venues around the United States.

Jane Jenkins Herlong will be speaking, Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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