Rising Stars and Speaking Trends Panel

Rising Stars!

Each fall CAPS Chapters across the country host a Rising Stars competition. This showcase highlights our newest CAPS Professional members (two years or less) as they share a 5 minute story or a piece of their content to demonstrate their expertise. Everyone who competes will be provided with feedback from an expert panel of experienced speakers. The feedback alone is invaluable – however, this year the professional member chosen will represent their chapter ON THE MAIN STAGE at our National Convention in Ottawa this December. This is an amazing opportunity to be seen by your peers in a whole new way.

In addition to our Rising Stars Showcase, we are happy to provide an amazing panel discussion, chock full of experts.

Trends for Canadian Experts Who Speak

Learn ‘what’s new and hot’ as professional members discuss trends in today’s marketplace, as well as the future of the speaking industry.

Panel discussion moderated by Kathy Barthel, and featuring panelists:

  • Bob Parker, CSP
  • Jennifer Spear
  • Joe Sherren, CSP, CPAE, CSP Global
  • Sunjay Nath
  • Sami Jo Small, CSP

Venue Map

Date | Times

October 16, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Bob Parker, CSP
Expert pannel
Jennifer Spear
Expert pannel
Joe Sherren, CSP, CPAE, CSP Global
Expert pannel
Sami Jo Small, CSP
Expert pannel
Sunjay Nath
Expert pannel


Sandman Signature Hotel
55 Reading Court
Toronto, Ontario