The Annual ELO Forum in Vancouver--now in its 14th year--is recognized as one of the premier gatherings each year for Christian marketplace leaders in Canada. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, November 14th at the Four Seasons Hotel.
We are featuring an amazing line up of speakers from throughout Canada, the US and Europe. Speakers hail from Atlanta, GA (Richard Blackaby) San Francisco, CA (Henry Kaestner), Los Angeles, CA (Helena Cho), Seattle, WA (Jeremy Showalter) Ottawa (Ray Pennings) and Oxford (Justyn Terry).
Richard Blackaby is the evenign keynote speaker. Richard Blackaby, President, Blacky Ministries International, Atlanta, GA, is author and co-author of 35 books, most notably a co-author of Experiencing God, which has sold over 9 million copies. Richard will be speaking on "The Disciplines of Spiritual Leadership: Knowing and Doing the Will of God in the Marketplace." Richard's presentation will provide practical take-aways for how each marketplace leader can be more effective in living their calling.
Helena Cho, founder of "Good Work(s) Make A Difference," based in Los Angeles will be speaking on how to make a difference at work. Her bracelets are worn by many celebrities. Helena has experienced the highs and lows of the entrepreneurial journey. Her passion shines through in all her endeavors.
Ray Pennings, Co-founder, Cardus, Ottawa, ON will speak on “Private Business, Public Faith.” (www.cardus.ca). Ray co-founded Cardus in 2000 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, working out of the Ottawa office. Cardus exists as an independent think tank located in Hamilton, ON. Initially founded as the “Work Research Foundation,” Cardus emerged from a desire to translate the richness of the Christian faith tradition into the public square for the common good. Part of the focus of Cardus relates to “Work + Economics.”
Henry Kaestner is Managing Principal, Sovereign's Capital, Los Gatos, CA. Sovereign’s Capital is a private equity and venture capital management company that invests in faith-driven entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia and the US from its offices in Silicon Valley, Washington DC and Jakarta, Indonesia. Henry’s topic is “From Zero To A Billion: Faith and Work Lessons Learned Along The Way.” Henry will share insights on faith and work lessons on culture, the glass ceilings that he and his partner needed to break through as their company grew, reflections on seasons of both willfulness and faithfulness, sabbath rest, ministry in word and deed, maintaining control of their company in the midst of a public offering, what God has taught them about money, empowering employees, mistakes and victories in sharing faith with employees, partners, vendors and customers.
The Rev Dr. Justyn Terry is the Academic Dean at Wycliffe Hall, a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford. Wycliffe is a community that is committed to the historical Christian faith, while also being a constituent part of one of the world’s leading universities. This unique combination gives Wycliffe a special calling to be advocates of the Christian faith within contemporary University-level debates and to equip the Christian leaders of the future. His topic is “The Essential Biblical Qualities for Trustworthy Leaders.”
Lastly, we will learn about “Lessons from Microsoft: Innovative Ways To Make An Impact Through a Corporate Context” from Jeremy Showalter, Microsoft Philanthropies, Technology for Social Impact Group, Microsoft, Redmond, WA. Jeremy is responsible for global programs and scale engagement with nonprofits, in the Microsoft Philanthropies Technology for Social Impact Group.
The event is a "forum" which means that all our speakers are live and in person; there is interaction with and among attendees during presentations and throughout the day. There is no better place to "connect"--you will be among like-minded peers. You will be "equipped" by being able to learn first-hand from an all-star roster of presenters.
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