Big Ideas

MoSo proudly offers amazing speakers who aim to inspire and spark conversation. You’ll be provided with new perspectives on old problems, shown how to jolt your ideas to life, and entertained with their wisdom and wit.

  1. Buffy Sainte-Marie Thumbnail
    BIO

    Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Show Bio

    Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Qu'Appelle Valley, Piapot Cree First Nation

    Her latest record is an honest reflection of Sainte-Marie. The hallmarks of her catalog – the eclecticism and compassion she brings to each album, oblivious to genre boundaries and production trends – are in glorious bloom here. It’s the Buffy you know and love, and it’s geared for contemporary audiences.

  2. Saadia Muzaffar Thumbnail
    BIO

    Saadia Muzaffar

    Show Bio

    Founder and Tech-Entrepreneur

    TechGirls Canada

    Founder and Tech-Entrepreneur

    Saadia Muzaffar

    TechGirls Canada

    Toronto

    Saadia Muzaffar is a tech entrepreneur, investor, and an internationally prolific media advocate for diversity and equity in the science and technology sectors. Founder of ‪TechGirls Canada, the hub for Canadian women in STEM. Senior Director of Marketing at ‪AudienceView. Featured on CNN Money, Canadian Business, Vice and more. She is a proud feminist who sees colour.

  3. Lisa Charleyboy Thumbnail
    BIO

    Lisa Charleyboy

    Show Bio

    Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief

    Urban Native Magazine

    Storytelling for Social Change

    10:00AM
    2016-06-17
    The Broadway Theatre

    Lisa Charleyboy

    Urban Native Magazine

    Toronto

    Lisa Charleyboy (Tsilhqot’in – Raven Clan) is a First Nations writer and social entrepreneur. She is the Editor-In-Chief of Urban Native Magazine, which focuses on pop culture with an Indigenous twist. Named by Huffington Post as one of three Aboriginal Millennials to watch. Published in The Guardian, CBC Arts, and THIS Magazine and more.

  4. Jessica Walsh Thumbnail
    BIO

    Jessica Walsh

    Show Bio

    Designer and Art Director

    Sagmeister & Walsh

    Designer and Art Director

    Jessica Walsh

    Sagmeister & Walsh

    New York

    Jessica Walsh is a designer & art director working in NYC. Her work has won awards from the Type Director’s Club, Art Director’s Club, SPD, Print, and Graphis. She has received various distinctions such as Computer Art’s “Top Rising Star in Design,” and an ADC “Young Gun”.

  5. Jesse Brown Thumbnail
    BIO

    Jesse Brown

    Show Bio

    Investigative Journalist

    Canadaland

    The Next Canada

    1:00PM
    2016-06-17
    The Broadway Theatre

    Jesse Brown

    Canadaland

    Toronto

    Journalist Jesse Brown runs Canadaland, the crowd-funded news site that has disrupted the way the Canadian media works. He pioneered a new business model for news while uncovering scandals at the CBC, the Globe and Mail, and in government. His hit podcast has become a destination for guests like Margaret Atwood, Jay Baruchel, and Chantal Hebert.

  6. Terry O'Reilly Thumbnail
    BIO

    Terry O'Reilly

    Show Bio

    Radio Host and Author

    CBC Under the Influence

    Jump the Fence: The Power of Counterintuitive Thinking

    9:00AM
    2016-06-17
    The Broadway Theatre

    Terry O'Reilly

    CBC Under the Influence

    Toronto

    Terry O’Reilly is the familiar voice behind the hit CBC radio shows O’Reilly on Advertising, The Age of Persuasion, and his current program, Under the Influence, where he explores the business, the craft, and the promise of promotion. O’Reilly explores how our culture is shaped by marketing, as well as providing his expertise on branding, campaigns, spin, and more.

  7. Dioselin Gonzalez Thumbnail
    BIO

    Dioselin Gonzalez

    Show Bio

    Lead Virtual Reality Engineer

    Unity Labs

    Lead Virtual Reality Engineer

    Dioselin Gonzalez

    Unity Labs

    Dioselin "Dio" Gonzalez works in Unity Labs as a lead virtual reality engineer. Her recent experience includes working as character animation and lead behavior engineer at DreamWorks Animation, working on such films as How to Train a Dragon 2 and developing immersive storytelling frameworks.

  8. Sam Sheffer Thumbnail
    BIO

    Sam Sheffer

    Show Bio

    Creative Producer & Social Media Manager

    Mashable

    Fostering Online Communities on a Multi-Platform Level

    3:10PM
    2016-06-17
    The Broadway Theatre

    Sam Sheffer

    Mashable

    New York

    Sam Sheffer is a creative producer at Mashable — and before that he helped launch The Verge and was in charge of its social media presence. Loves skateboarding, technology, social platforms and music. Vlogger.