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, Challenges & Opportunitie$
For Canadian Experts Who Speak

Want to learn how to –

Make money in the rapidly changing speaking world?
(or be left behind)

Turn trends and challenges to your advantage?
(or sink under them)

Provide so much value they’re dying to hire you?
(or do most of your speaking for the dog)

And get all that from a panel that’s actually fun to watch???

This is not the deadly dull panel you leave early (or never attend in the first place)

It’s the one that makes you laugh, makes you think, and makes you money!

Panel discussion moderated by former journalist Kathy Barthel, and featuring panellists:

  • Bob Parker, CSP
  • Jennifer Spear
  • Joe Sherren, CSP, CPAE, CSP Global
  • 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


Sandman Signature Hotel
55 Reading Court
Toronto, Ontario