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Saturday, January 31 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Welcome & Opening Keynote 'Do Cool Sh*t: Creating Your Best Life'

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Mayor Don Iveson will be bringing a welcome from the City of Edmonton and there will be a brief welcome from one of our gold sponsors, ATB Financial. 

Miki Agrawal's motivating talk will convince college students, young leaders, and budding entrepreneurs that a cool life is closer than they think. With 54 percent of college graduates currently unemployed or underemployed and 39 percent of people between the ages of 22 and 34 moving back to their parents' homes, entrepreneurship is not only a viable option, but the most vibrant option for an exciting future. In this presentation, Miki Agrawal shares her cool stories—from being the star midfielder on the W-USA women's soccer team, to opening WILD, a restaurant in New York City with no prior experience and being featured on the Food Network, to patenting an underwear solution for 2 billion women on the planet, to partnering up with her sister to launch Super Sprowtz, to writing a #1 bestselling entrepreneurship book, to setting a world record on NBC's Jimmy Fallon Show—and empowers her audience to believe that they can do cool stuff too… if they're willing to work hard, act on their ideas, stand up for their beliefs, and turn their creativity into reality. You will laugh, reflect, and receive a refreshing jolt to your spine and spirit. Most importantly, you will walk out knowing that regardless of your background, income, or education, it is possible to wake up every morning looking forward to a cool, fun, rewarding, make-a-difference life, which you created yourself.

Presenters
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Kyle Watson, ATB Financial

Branch Manager, ATB Financial
Kyle Watson has over 10 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry in personal and business banking.  As a Branch Manager with ATB Strathcona and as a resident of the Hazeldean community, Kyle has been able to meet and assist many of the people and associations who are active in the area.  As an energetic board member and treasurer for the Old Strathcona Foundation, Kyle is involved in promotion all of the great... Read More →
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Don Iveson

Mayor, City of Edmonton
Don Iveson was elected the 35th Mayor of Edmonton on October 21, 2013. Since being elected, Mayor Iveson has set his sights on transforming Edmonton into a highly liveable, uplifting and globally competitive city that is recognized as one of Canada’s very best. (Source: City of Edmonton)

Keynote Speakers
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Miki Agrawal

Miki Agrawal is a seriously cool, seriously successful young social entrepreneur. In her #1 Amazon bestseller, Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After, she inspires us to do as she did: be bold, follow your intuition, and live your success. For her successful ventures, including WILD, Super Sprowtz, and THINX, Agrawal was named one of Forbes’ Top 20 Millennials on a Mission. A dynamic speaker... Read More →

Sponsors
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ATB Financial

Gold Level Sponsor: Opening Keynote | | ATB Financial is rated as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People by MediaCorp and 50 Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt. We are the largest Alberta-based financial institution, and our goal is to make you richer during your time with us through personal intellectual, experiential and financial growth, while also caring for your mental and physical health through dedicated wellness... Read More →


Saturday January 31, 2015 9:15am - 10:30am
CCIS 1-430 University of Alberta