November 6-8, 2017 | Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel

Speakers


Judy Croon will be returning to emcee the 2017 ISP Summit! 

Judy Croon is a comedian, motivational speaker, emcee and author.

She has been the opening act for many celebrities including; John Stewart, Lewis Black, Robert Klein and Joan Rivers.

Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network.

She is a co-author of ‘From the Stage to the Page: Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies!”

Judy draws from her stand-up performance experience to entertain, inform and inspire in her dynamic keynote entitled: “Relieving Work Related Stress with Humour.”

Judy is the creator and host of "Laughlines" and "Stand Up for The Girls" which have raised over $650,000 for breast cancer research.


 

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2017 Canadian ISP Summit! Please visit the Call for Content page for this year's theme and for submission details.
Speakers will be added to this page as they are confirmed.

 

2017 SPEAKERS

 

Christine Dobby | Telecom Reporter, The Globe and Mail

Christine Dobby covers the Canadian telecom industry for The Globe and Mail. Before joining the Globe in May 2014 she reported for the Financial Post for three years, most recently writing about telecom and media. She has also reported for the Toronto Star and New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal. Christine graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School, articled at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto and practised divorce law before switching careers and enrolling in the master of journalism program at Ryerson University.

 

 

Dr. Michael Geist | Law Porfessor, University of Ottawa

Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law.  He has obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a Doctorate in Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School.  Dr. Geist is a syndicated columnist on technology law issues with his regular column appearing in the Toronto Star and the Hill Times.  Dr. Geist is the editor of several copyright books including The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law (2013, University of Ottawa Press), From "Radical Extremism" to "Balanced Copyright": Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda (2010, Irwin Law) and In the Public Interest:  The Future of Canadian Copyright Law (2005, Irwin Law). He is also the editor of several monthly technology law publications, and the author of a popular blog on Internet and intellectual property law issues.

Dr. Geist serves on many boards, including the CANARIE Board of Directors, the Canadian Legal Information Institute Board of Directors, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority Board of Directors, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation Advisory Board. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Kroeger Award for Policy Leadership and the Public Knowledge IP3 Award in 2010, the Les Fowlie Award for Intellectual Freedom from the Ontario Library Association in 2009, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award in 2008, Canarie’s IWAY Public Leadership Award for his contribution to the development of the Internet in Canada and he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2003.  In 2010, Managing Intellectual Property named him on the 50 most influential people on intellectual property in the world and Canadian Lawyer named him one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada in 2011, 2012 and 2013. More information can be obtained at http://www.michaelgeist.ca.