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26 Crowell Dr, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

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What is DISRUPT’19? On March 8th 2019, The Acadia Business Society will be hosting an on-campus conference called DISRUPT’ 19. This conference is a student lead initiative that brings speakers from across Canada to educate students on disruptions within the workplace. One of the biggest disruptions within the workplace is managing the effects of technology both positively and negatively. Face to face meetings are often redirected to skype, mailboxes are now inboxes and everyone is connected online 24/7. As students entering the workforce, it is important to learn how to utilize technology effectively and reduce the negative aspects of technology within the workplace such as addiction, diminished employee performance and overall wellbeing of body and mind. Every year, we hear from students that DISRUPT has made a major impact on their lives making them better leaders, thinkers and individuals. The conference is beneficial not only to the students that attend, but to Acadia as a whole, as students leave with inspiration and passion to make positive changes in their education, professional lives and community. This year, the conference will take place in Fountain Commons from 11am – 4pm. The day consists of a keynote speech from Sean Myles, Chris Graham and finally a workshop from Laura Mason Hoad. Tickets will be on sale starting February 4th 2019. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite for $15 for non-members and $10 for members.

Chris Graham has been a professional for over a decade. He’s twice been a lawyer representing very large banks and aboriginal governments. Chris is the founder and principal of TellPeople a vehicle for teaching, storytelling and communication for professionals. Chris holds degrees from the university of Oxford, University of Toronto and Acadia University.

Laura Mason Hoad is an energetic, positive, and proud Acadia Alumni. She is currently the Sales Development Manager at LinkedIn Sales Solutions. Laura is passionate about developing top talent, building high performing teams and transforming the world of sales. Laura has previously worked for IBM Canada, Angoss Software, and for the past 5 years at LinkedIn. Laura is also the LinkedIn Canada Management Team sponsor for LinkedIn for Good (LIFG) where they aim to connect underserved communities in Canada to opportunity by providing them with the network and skills they need to succeed.

Sean Myles is a Dalhousie University apple researcher based at the federal research station in Kentville. He manages an Orchard with over 1000 varieties of apples, which he uses to develop new methods to accelerate the breeding of new apple verities that are tasty and require less chemical input to grow. As a side hustle, he co-founded the Annapolis Cider Company with his wife, Gina Haverstock, who is the winemaker at Gaspereau Vineyards. The Annapolis Cider company opened its doors in 2016 on Main Street in Wolfville and Sean spends a considerable amount of time trying to figure out to remain a cornerstone of the local food movement for many decades to come. Sean lives in Wolfville with his wife and two young children.


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