Presenters Past (and Present)

Focus on: Tim Hurson
Toronto, ON

Throughout his career, Tim has helped global corporations solve problems and seize opportunities. He spent 15 years as a founding partner of Manifest Communications, where he discovered the unique synergy to be had by combining the principles of creative thinking, marketing, and sales.

The result of his experience in both marketing/sales and strategic innovation is the basis for the principles and tools in his books: Think Better and Never Be Closing (co-written with Tim Dunne). He is currently working on a new project: Do it Better.

Tim speaks around the world about how to develop creative leadership to manage change rather than be swamped by it, and has guest lectured in business schools in the US, Canada, UK, Mexico, Chile, and Australia. He is a founding director of several no-for-profit organizations, including Mindcamp.

Tim thinks the phrase “out of the box thinking” should be put back in the box and buried in a deep hole.

Tim Hurson has presented:
  • Excursions to the Edge (2019)
  • Break the Pot? (2018)
  • Writing Freely (2018)
  • Creative Process Foot Camp: 12 simple steps to thinking better (2017)
  • Time Being: Experiments in resetting your internal clock (2017)
  • Writing Freely (2017)
  • Warp Speed Creativity Bring a problem. Bring your feet (Really?). Expect the unexpected. (2016)
  • Writing Freely (2015)
  • Fun with Tetrads (2015)
  • Never Be Closing: Advice for the accidental salesperson (2014)
  • Tolerating Ambiguity: Living in the "I don't know" (2014)
  • Facilitating in Your Underwear: What to do when you are caught with your pants down! (2014)
  • Youth, Adult, Elder: Turning over the puzzle pieces of age, stage, and gender (2013)
  • The Treescape Experience: Enhancing LeaderShift (2012)
  • Writing Freely (2012)
  • Leadershift: To change what you see, change where you stand (2012)
  • Look Again (Again): How to see what's really there (2011)
  • Stop converging like a sissy! And start converging like a cowboy! (2011)
  • Look Again How to see what's really there... at home, on the job, in your life (2010)
  • Say Hello to Your Discomfort Zone (2009)
  • Great Answer! (Wrong Question) (2008)
  • Writing to Be (2008)
  • Great Answer! (Wrong Question) (2007)
  • ALTER: a way back to the future (2006)
  • Art Gallery of Your Mind (2006)
  • GaleForce Thinking: How to Brainstorm When You're the Only Cloud in the Room (2005)
  • Think Better! (2005)
  • Gale-Force Thinking: How to Brainstorm When You're the Only Cloud in the Room (2004)
  • I'm firm. You're obstinate. He's a pig-headed fool. (2004)
  • Taming the Gator (2003)

We don't mean to brag, but....

...ok, yes we do mean to brag. Here are some of the amazing folks who have presented at Mindcamp in the past. Click on any of their names to view their bio.

Susan Abbott
Massimo Agostinelli
Mario Allende
Anik April
Jay Aquilanti
Mahmoud Arafa
Kate Ashby
Michelle Auerbach
Guy Aznar
Laura Barbero Switalski
Chris Barlow
Stephanie Barnes
Kristen Barney
Veta Bates
Bruce Baum
Lisa Baxter
Tom Beakbane
Nathalie Bergeron-Duval
René Bernèche
Toto Berriel
Kathleen Berryman Thomas
Alessia Berti
Dan Bigonesse
Anthony Billoni
Tara Bissett
Robert Alan Black
Peter Bouffard
Vareia Boxill
Ann Bracken
Philippe Brasseur
Branko Broekman
Bill Brooks
Susan Brooks
Cyndi Burnett
Kevin Byron
Michael Carlson
Janet Carmody
Doug Carter
Missy Carvin
Ana Castelan
Matteo Catullo
Karen BK Chan
Jeanne Chatigny
Susannah Childers
Wayne Childers
Tamara Christensen
Kim Cochrane
Francois Coetzee
Alison Cohen
Allan Cole
Javiera Correa
Sylvie Courcelle
Andrew Crighton
Natalie Currie
Thérèse Daigneault
Jeffrey Davis
Sharon de Korte
Michel Delage
Dawn DePasquale
Rich DiGirolamo
Erin Dixon
Nicole Dobinson
Mark Dodsworth
Co Doesburg
William Donius
Nathalie Doré
Eileen Doyle
Manon Duclos
Maggie Dugan
Lee Dunne
Timothy Dunne
Clare Dus
Newell Eaton
Alexandre Eisenchteter
Katrin Elster
Daniel Epstein
Deron Essex
Tony Esteves
Jerome Faytre
Joette Field
Janet Finley
Victoria Finn
Steven Fischer
Sharon Fisher
Paul Fleming
Gregg Fraley
Janice Francisco
Simoon Fransen
John Frederick
Whitney Freya

Joe Gammal
Gert Garman
Tanya Gerber
Laila Ghattas
Charlotte Goglio
Guillemette Goglio
Melissa Gordon
Rachel Gordon
Hamlin Grange
Paul Groncki
Daniel Guinan
Amy Haines
Latise Hairston
Janeen Halliwell
Sophie Harvey
Kate Hayward
Katherine Heusner
Jens Hoffmann
Robert Hookey
Annie Hopson
Diane Houle-Rutherford
Cam Howey
Steven Hughes
Max Hurson
Tim Hurson
Marc Hurwitz
Samantha Hurwitz
Marjolein Hutting
Anthony Hyatt
Paul Hyman
Alina Isaac
Toby Israel
Deborah Jann
Francis Jeffers
Emad Jelouali
Michael Jones
Ingvar Jónsson
Courtney Kazembe
Jennifer Keilty-Friesen
Henrietta Key
Lee Kitchen
Clara Kluk
Yoel Kluk
Maxx Kochar
Ann-Marie Kong
Cyriel Kortleven
Giselle Kovary
Crystal Lahan
Kim Larkin
Edouard Le Maréchal
Franca Leeson
Grace Loney
Jessi Luna
Karen Lynch
Elisha MacMillan
Ismet Mamnoon
Tessa Manuello
Sid Marquez
Hassan Masum
Ana Matic
Goran Matic
Sylvain Matte
James McAnanama
Leslie McAnanama
Lindsay McDonald
Jerrold McGrath
Ken McLeod
Tom McMillian
Chiara Micalizzi
Dimis Michaelides
Kareth Middlemass
Allie Middleton
Joe Miguez
Megan Mitchell
Dale Monroe-Cook
Liz Monroe-Cook
Jill Morris
Wayne Morris
Leonardo Muñoz
Petra Mutch
Vikas Nath
Kobus Neethling
Barbara Neray
Michel Neray
Grover Neville
Emily Nichols
Jim Nicholson
Dorte Nielsen
Ilse Nuytemans
Kaz Ogino

Bill Olsen
Marguerite Orane
Gina Paigen
Karla Palmero
Renee Paser-Paull
Jon Pearson
Kristen Peterson
Heidi Philip
Denise Pinto
Ian Poinsenet
Tjitze Postma
Gerard J. Puccio
Marina Randich
Colin Read
RL Read
Vincent Regnier
Doug Reid
Rebecca Reilly
Cynthia Reyes
Valérie Reynaud
Jim Ridge
Susan Robertson
Cora Robinson
Ian Rosenfeldt
Bruce Rosove
Bert Rossouw
Sylvain Rouillard
Janet Rouss
Karen Rudolf
Carole Rudzinski
Rodrigo Sánchez Picazo
Jan Sanders
Ginny Santos
Guilherme Sarkis
Paolo Sbuttoni
Russ Schoen
Joshua Schrager
Nathan Schwagler
Peter Scott
John Sedgwick
Terri Segal
Steven Shama
Tzabia Siegel
Beth Slazak
Frank Smith
Manuel Soto
Ate Stam
Stephanie Staples
Lee Stapleton
Joanne Stone
William Sturner
Jason Sugar
Vikram Swaminadhan
Tammy Sweeney
Tim Switalski
Katie Tagye
Jocelyn Tejeda
Heather Thomas
Russell Thomas
Michelle Tokarczyk
Zachary Towne-Smith
Mark Vandael
Harry Vardis
Mary Ellyn Vicksta
Christopher von Baeyer
Alexander von Reumont
Robert Wakulat
Ken Wall
Bara Watts
Susan Wenger
Win Wenger
Emily White
Stephen Whiteley
Abby Wilkymacky
Jason Williams
J. Winslow
Olwen Wolfe
Brad Wong
Eryn Wuori
Iz Wyrd
Cecilia Yau
Charlotte Young
Stanley Young
Peter Zapf
Julia Zarina
Greg Zlevor
Koen Zonneveld
Makheni Zonneveld