Schedule & Speaking Requests

Speaking Requests

Al accepts a limited number of speaking requests. (He prefers to speak with you in person or by phone about these.) However he is most interested in working with groups who want to apply the six patterns he describes in his book. For more details read Thinking and Acting like a Movement.

Interested? please email al@impact6.ca

Schedule

  • November 19-21, 2017 – Keynote, BC Non–Profit Housing Association Annual Conference
  • November 3, 2017 – Inclusion Through Nature, Mount Royal University, Calgary, presenter with Vickie Cammack
  • October 4-7, 2017 – Carers Australia, Keynote with Vickie Cammack
  • September 20-22, 2017 – APAC, Forum (Asia Pacific Healthcare Forum), Gold Coast, Australia, with Vickie Cammack
  • July 3-7, 2017 –  Social Innovation Residency –  Banff Centre
  • May 16 – Fireside Chat, McConnnell Foundation, Social Innovation Learning Program, Bowen Island
  • May 10 – Innoweave Webinar, Scaling
  • April 28, 2017 – Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association, Pre-conference workshops and Keynote, with Vickie Cammack
  • March 4, 2017 – Keynote, 2017 UBC Social Enterprise Conference
  • February 8, 2017 – Moderator, Celebrating Social Innovation in BC, BC Summit on Social Innovation
  • February 1, 2017- Community Leaders Igniting Change; Surry Poverty Reduction Coalition
  • Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2016 – Impact Unlaunch & Workshops, Duncan, BC
  • November 23, 2016 – Surrey Social Innovation Summit, Opening plenary and workshop, Surrey, BC
  • November 16-17 – Keynote, Common Threads Conference, Toronto, ON
  • November 2-3, 2016 – Keynote, Voice Founding Conference, Victoria, BC
  • November 2, 2016 – Supporting Canada’s Emerging Media
  • October 23, 2016 – Family Focus with Vickie Cammack
  • October 6, 2016 – Connections. Health-Wellness-Advocacy, Cleveland, Ohio
  • September 13, 2016 – Sources AGM, White Rock, BC
  • September 8, 2016 – Creating a More Entrepreneurial and Socially Innovative Society, SFU Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver, BC
  • June 27-30, 2016 – Guest Faculty, Getting to Maybe Social Innovation Residency, Banff, AB
  • June 23, 2016 – Keynote, Federation of Community Social Services of BC, Penticton, BC
  • June 7-9, 2016 – Tamarack, Deepening Community: Resilient Neighbourhoods, Edmonton, AB
  • May 27, 2016 – Wise Travelling for Credit Unions
  • May 18, 2016 – Social Innovation Leaders breakfast series, Surrey, BC
  • April 21, 2016 – BC Healthy Communities, Parksville, BC
  • April 10 -14th, 2016 – Thinking Like a Movement 2016 with Vickie Cammack
  • March 11, 2016 Ontario Alzheimer’s Association, Toronto, ON
  • March 9, 2016 – Kelowna “Unlaunch”, Read the Summary
  • Feb 5, 2016 – Keynote, Elevating Impact Summit, Portland State University, Portland, WA
  • Nov 27, 2015 – Keynote, Mothers as a Catalyst of Change, Vancouver, BC
  • Nov 24, 2015 – “From the Drawing Board to Reality” Panel, Surrey Social Summit, Vancouver, BC
  • Nov 18, 2015 – Indigenous Innovation Summit, Winnipeg, MB
  • Nov 17, 2015 – Fix the 6ix, 8 minute Solutions Toronto-Style. Hosted by SIG & St. Andrew’s Church as part of the Heart of the City Speaker Series, Toronto, ON Buy a Ticket on Eventbrite, check out the flyer
  • Nov 13-14, 2015 – Trudeau Foundation – Fail, Adapt, Innovate: Institutions for a Changing Society, Ottawa, ON
  • Nov 5, 2015 – Island Women Against Violence Fundraiser, Saltspring Island
  • Oct. 28, 2015 – Nova Scotia Book Unlaunch hosted by Engage Nova Scotia. Read the blog post, listen to the recording, or watch a short highlights film.
  • Oct 26, 2015 – The Walrus Talks Innovation, Saint John, NB
  • Oct 16 – 17, 2015 – Social Impact Summit – Queen’s University Kingston, ON 
  • Sept 28 – Oct 2, 2015 – Keynote: Collective Impact as a Social Innovation Strategy, Collective Impact Summit, Vancouver, BC – see the photos
  • Sept 24, 2015 – Accelerating Change Toward Mental Health, Well Being & Inclusion Workshop,Vancouver, BC
  • September 22, 2015 – Elders Voices Summit – Resilient Places, Resilient Peoples, Victoria, BC
  • July 18, 2015 – Keynote, Canadian Opera Association, Banff, AB
  • July 17, 2015 – Commencement address, Getting to Maybe: A Social Innovation Residency, Banff Centre, AB
  • June 25, 2015 – Keynote, British Columbia Access to Justice Committee,Vancouver, BC
  • June 4, 2015 – Keynote, Social Innovation Institut du Nouveau Monde and #lunchIS twitter chat powered by PROJEKTAE & RQIS and animated by ZEBREAmedia, Montreal, QC. Watch the video.
  • May 21, 2015 – Neighbourhood Small Grants conference Vancouver Foundation, Keynote, Vancouver, BC
  • May 12, 2015 – Toronto ‘UnLaunch’, celebrating Al’s latest book & local changemakers. Hosted by SiG @ MARs. Watch the video (full event) & Read SIGs Summary (includesThe Patterns in Verse by Allyson Hewitt)
  • May 11, 2015 – 5:30-7:30 PM – Stories of Impact @ HUB Ottawa, ON
  • May 11, 2015 – 10:30am – noon – ESDC/Office for Disability Issues, Ottawa, ON
  • May 1, 2015 – Divisions of Family Practice Provincial Round Table, Local Divisions of Family Practice Leadership Dat, Invite only for a team of up to 3 per Division, Details 
  • April 27, 2015 – Vancouver ‘UnLaunch’, celebrating Al’s latest book & featuring great work from local Social Innovators and artists @ SFU Woodward’s, Watch the video (full event) & see the photos
  • April 21,2015 – Host, CFAR’s From evidence to action:  inspiring ideas for happier communities, Museum of Vancouver
  • April 16, 2015 – Public Sector Innovation Webinar with Molly Harrington (Registration through SIG)
  • April 15, 2015 – 10am – noon (PST), e-Dialogue on Revitalizing the Social Sector, part of the “Social Innovation: Scaling up and out?” conversation, Details & Registration
  • March 31, 2015 – UBC Policy Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Al Etmanski on Nurturing Innovation Across Boundaries, Details
  • March 25, 2015 – Courageous Conversations: Change in Early Years, Keynote, Vancouver. Graphic recording by Tanya Gadsby @ drawingoutideas.ca
  • March 12, 2015 – Webinar hosted by SIG. Open to social innovators interested in exploring Al’s latest book. Online registration.
  • March 9, 2015 – Dialogue with Radius fellows, SFU
  • March 5, 2015 – Webinar hosted by Tamarack. Listen to the webinar recording or download the slides.

Getting the Most Out of a Speech by Al

1. Al enjoys shining the spotlight on local changemakers and is happy to incorporate them into his speeches and presentations.

2. He prefers being part of events that involve local storytellers, artists, musicians, dancers and spoken word poets. Check out his blog post Recipes for an Unlaunch and feel free to adapt for your event.

3. He doesn’t appear on panels or in sessions where the majority of presenters are men.