Keynote Speakers

Meg Soper

Motivational Humorist | Co-Author of From the Stage to the Page

Meg Soper is recognized as one of the premier motivators in Canada. She combines her unique blend of comedy with inspirational stories to connect with her audience, break barriers, and deliver practical strategies for being more effective at work and at home.

Meg invests the time to know her audience and the challenges they face. She has touched the lives of thousands by combining her remarkable sense of humour with a curiosity about people.

Her ability to connect has made her one of the country’s leading motivational speakers. Meg’s diverse content has been shaped by her experiences as a staff nurse and later as an operating room nurse in regional and major urban teaching hospitals. As a health care professional, Meg recognized the importance of humor, dealing with stress, effective communication and teamwork in creating a positive workplace environment.

A highly sought after speaker at conventions and corporate functions throughout North America and internationally. She has shared the stage with many celebrities, including Ray Romano and Ellen Degeneres.

Meg is co-author of the book, “From the Stage to the Page…Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies”. She has appeared on the CBC, on the Women’s Television Network and on Prime TV.


Bill Carr is known as a multi-media artist, an actor, humorist, writer, speaker and social activist. For over twenty-five years, Bill has been making people laugh at what’s trivial while helping them think deeply about what counts. Bill helps people see their world in new and exciting ways. His unique blend of humour and insight inspires laughter and consideration, offering his audience a fresh perspective on what they face everyday. At the root of all of Bill’s work is the use of humour to help people reflect on their own innate human nature and understand who they are in a greater social context.

Throughout his career, Bill has performed on theatrical stages across Canada and internationally.  He continues to be active in film and television with a role in the 2017 Spike TV series “The Mist”. Bill is the recipient of two Atlantic Journalism awards for his satirical commentaries and is known for his work as a social commentator with CBC’s The Journal and Midday, and a weekly columnist with The Sunday Edition of the Daily News and the Chronicle Herald. Bill was also the regular host of “Saturday Mornings with Bill Carr” with RogersFM. Bill has recently authored his first book, Acting Up: Lessons from the Theatre of Life.

Bill is an active volunteer in his community.  He is an honorary Trustee of the IWK Health Centre and appears annually on the IWK Children’s Hospital Telethon in partnership with CTV Atlantic. Bill also regularly serves as host & emcee for events in support of charitable causes and the arts such as Unicef, YMCA, Neptune Theatre, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Symphony Nova Scotia, Hospice Halifax, Cumberland County Hospice Society, and Habitat For Humanity.