Orientation Keynote (all students welcome)

Monday, January 18, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Georgian will host a virtual Orientation Welcome and Keynote for all students to kick off the winter semester on Monday, Jan. 18 from 9 to 10 a.m.

Get the link to the keynote by Juan Bendana on the student portal.

Regular class schedule starts Monday, Jan. 18 for all students.

Full Orientation details can be found on the student portal.

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Keynote speaker: Juan Bendana

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Juan Bendana is a renowned speaker, author, and DJ who speaks on high school and university campuses as well as conferences internationally. He speaks to 50,000+ students, educators, and parents across Canada and the United States every year.

He is the Founder of The 100 Day Playbook, a guided journal that helps students build better habits, boost productivity, and  optimize their life.

He has partnered with major organizations such as Sony Pictures and helps brands connect with students in meaningful ways.

Through his message of engagement and action, Juan creates an environment that makes both students and staff feel inspired, influential and engaged. Juan gets students excited about engaging with their schools and communities.

He uses storytelling, humour and LIVE DJing to highlight a message of engagement, leadership, and decision making that resonates with every audience member.

Every year, Juan keynotes annual conferences, orientation events and student assemblies that bring him to over 50 cities across Canada and the United States.

Juan brings a new energy to school campuses and conferences. His message has a lasting impact that sticks with students far beyond the speech.

He is a former snowboard instructor, sushi expert, and can recite every word of the Lion King.