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Keynote & Engagement Experience Experts

Roger Haskett, Engagement Unlimited

Roger Haskett is an award-winning Engagement Expert who helps organizations, individuals, and meetings transform their culture to maximize their potential.

In the last year, Roger has been honoured as an industry Changemaker with MeetingsNet Magazine, he was MPI’s Supplier of the Year for British Columbia and Program of the Year for Southern Florida. Roger has received the TOP session results across dozens of conferences.

Roger is change maker across North America – he makes a difference in the lives of professionals every day.

Roger also has an impressive background in acting and education. He holds a BFA in Acting, and a Master of Arts in Education, and has appeared in over 150 films, tv shows, and commercials. You may have seen him in shows like the X-Files, Supernatural, Stargate, i-Robot, or Wayward Pines.

Jenny Stanfield, Engagement Unlimited

As Director of Sales and Marketing for Engagement Unlimited, Jenny helps organizations and meetings be more engaging and maximize their potential.

Jenny continuously demonstrates her passion and advocacy for the meetings industry through her position as Director of Events for the Professional Convention Management Association across Western Canada, and working on the editorial board for Event Manager Blog, the number one meetings publication in the world. She is also a proud 20 in their Twenties award recipient.

Jenny believes in the power of connecting people through experiences - she works with both internal teams and meeting planners to help maximize ROI and create memorable, transformational programs.

30-Minute Micro Session Experts

Susan Brauer, Brauer Consulting Group

Susan Brauer, CME, is the Founder and President of Brauer Consulting Group. With more than 20 years of experience in the event and tradeshow industry, her expertise in event management and strategic planning have been instrumental in helping her clients obtain measureable results with their events.

Susan is also a regular speaker at numerous industry events and conferences around the country and is a member of Meeting Planners International (MPI), Team Women MN, and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

John Cosgrove, VoiceHive

John’s experience as a presenter, emcee and facilitator is as diverse as it is wide. He has hosted over 300 corporate events for many Fortune 500 companies including Google, Microsoft, Boston Scientific and many times with Thrivent; using his trivia program where the task of keeping all attendees engaged and interactive has always been met. He has also hosted many live events and festivals and awards shows both locally in the Twin Cities and nationwide as his reputation continues to grow. In 2011, John worked helped create a web based interactive platform, VoiceHive, which is being utilized successfully nationally at a diverse number of events. John brings a high level of energy and dynamism to any event that combines sharp articulation, a keen sense of humor delivered with that renowned Irish charisma and lilt.

Jake DeWoskin, Computer Integration Technologies, Inc.

Strong professional background in IT-related client relationship management, security, sales, project design, and project team management nurtured through nearly 23 years of diverse roles in information technology communications and services. Jake’s work is currently focused on structuring IT security solutions for risk reduction, high-availability, systems recoverability and restoration, and risk management in the increasingly complex hardware and software environments required by today’s real business needs.

Kathy Hedlund, HelmsBriscoe

Kathy Hedlund, an established leader in the meetings and events community is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul and has been with HelmsBriscoe since 1999 as Senior Director, Global Accounts. A respected member of the HelmsBriscoe team, Kathy has been multi year recipient of the prestigious President's club award recognizing her commitment to excellence.

Tracy King, CAE, InspirEd

As Chief Learning Strategist & Founder of InspirEd, Tracy leverages her more than 17 years in the education industry for associations interested in increasing their relevance and revenue with meaningful live, online, and mobile learning programs. Tracy specializes in the intersection of learning science and technology. She's a thought leader in education strategy and learning experience design. She consults with associations on integrated education strategy to remain sustainable and competitive.

Stephen O’Connor, O’Design Productions and Consulting

Stephen O’Connor is Owner and CEO of O'Design Productions and Consulting, a breakthrough company that provides Audio Visual productions, consulting, and training to meeting professionals, companies and associations. Stephen brings with him nearly 20 years’ experience in the AV industry and is heavily in involved in the meetings and events industry while acting as a industry expert for trade magazines and publications. Stephen frequently hold speaking engagements within the meeting and events industry including IMEX 2016, ExhibitorLIVE 2017, MPI Ohio and Orange County Chapters as well as large corporations and meeting planning companies.

Sandy Rath, Mystic Lake Center

Sandy Rath CRME, is an experienced Revenue Management professional with Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Sandy began her Revenue Management career in the Car Rental industry when Revenue Management was a new discipline. She then joined the hospitality industry as Director of Revenue Management at the Hilton Minneapolis and enjoyed working with the downtown team for 14 years. Currently she is introducing Revenue Management principles and developing total revenue strategies for Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.

Holland Tudor, Mystic Lake Center

Holland Tudor joined Mystic Lake Casino Hotel as Group Sales Manager in September of 2016 just in time to be part of the grand opening of Mystic Lake Center scheduled to open January of 2018. Holland joins Mystic Lake with over 20 years in the Hospitality and Casino industry. Holland brings experience from Harrah’s Entertainment, The Peabody Hotel, Westin and Hyatt.

BethAnn Wiberg, HelmsBriscoe

BethAnn Wiberg joined HelmsBriscoe as Manager, Global Accounts in 2017. Based out of River Falls, Wisconsin, BethAnn joins HB with more than 20 years as a hospitality and restaurant professional. BethAnn has worked with brands such as Marriott, Tropicana, Starwood, Hilton and more.

Chef Keith Wittrock, DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place

Chef Keith Wittrock is a veteran chef with over two decades of restaurant experience in multiple luxury properties throughout the Midwest. He holds a degree from le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Minneapolis – St. Paul, and has served as a cook, kitchen supervisor, sous chef, general manager and executive chef throughout his career. Throughout the past 20 years, Wittrock has demonstrated his culinary talents working at multiple award-winning restaurants and properties including: Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City, Eldon’s Restaurant in Sioux City, Iowa, and Blue Mountain Culinary Emporium in Orange City, Iowa. Chef Keith truly understands what it takes to ensure a positive and unforgettable experience for all guests.