ShiftChange: Speakers

Confirmed Speakers for ShiftChange 2019

Mike Morrison

Mike Morrison

Mike’s Bloggity Blog / SocialEast / SocialWest

Mike Morrison is the writer behind Mike's Bloggity Blog, which attracts nearly one million readers every year. For the past ten years, he's helped businesses develop modern digital marketing strategies, and has created two digital marketing conferences SocialWest, which takes place in Calgary and SocialEast in Halifax.

Janet Sellery

Janet Sellery

Sellery Health + Safety

Newfoundland-born Janet Sellery is one of Canada’s leading experts in health and safety and the arts. She started her career in stage management and moved into health and safety after a critical injury involving an actor. Janet pioneered the health and safety program at the Stratford Festival, Canada’s largest repertory theatre, and one of her favourite projects was working as the Health & Safety Manager for the Opening, Closing and Victory Ceremonies at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Janet is an active volunteer with the Ontario Ministry of Labour Live Performance Health & Safety Advisory Committee and the Event Safety Alliance. She has been awarded the “Ron Epp Memorial Award for Professional Achievement” (Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology) and “Canada’s Safety Manager of the Year” (Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine). Now, as a Health & Safety Consultant (Sellery Health + Safety), Janet focuses on customizing programs, training, and resources to reflect the constantly evolving and unique demands of the live performance environment.

Cindy Wagman

Cindy Wagman

The Good Partnership

Cindy Wagman spent 15 years as an in-house fundraiser at organizations large and small before founding The Good Partnership – a boutique fundraising firm focused on small nonprofits. She has worked in social justice, health, arts, and education organizations. She has overseen and executed everything from annual campaigns to multi-million dollar gifts. She became a Certified Fundraising Executive in 2009 and received her MBA from Rotman at the University of Toronto in 2013.

David Ciano

David Ciano

Spektrix

As the face of sales and marketing at Spektrix North America, David has had the chance to work with arts professionals from all across the industry and on multiple continents. His biggest focus is sharing the knowledge that Spektrix has gathered from working with its 400+ clients to help arts organizations make the most of their resources, find new strategies and build revenue. David has also held leadership positions at Playwrights Horizons in New York City and supported box offices for various Off-Broadway theater companies and film festivals.