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SPEAKER BIO’S

Minister’s Welcome

Vasiliki (Vass) Bednar, Senior Policy Associate at Airbnb

Vass Bednar is a Senior Policy Associate at Airbnb and chaired the Expert Panel on Youth Employment for the federal government earlier this year. She earned a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Toronto and served as Associate Director of the Rotman School of Management’s Martin Prosperity Institute, where she worked with urbanist Richard Florida on a range of economic geography projects. A proud millennial wonk, Bednar has also worked as a Senior Advisor at Queen’s Park and has completed the Action Canada and Civic Action DiverseCity fellowships. She is also the co-host of De-tangled, a pop-culture and public-policy radio show.

Opening Keynote Speaker

Vasiliki (Vass) Bednar, Senior Policy Associate at Airbnb

Vass Bednar is a Senior Policy Associate at Airbnb and chaired the Expert Panel on Youth Employment for the federal government earlier this year. She earned a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Toronto and served as Associate Director of the Rotman School of Management’s Martin Prosperity Institute, where she worked with urbanist Richard Florida on a range of economic geography projects. A proud millennial wonk, Bednar has also worked as a Senior Advisor at Queen’s Park and has completed the Action Canada and Civic Action DiverseCity fellowships. She is also the co-host of De-tangled, a pop-culture and public-policy radio show.

Forum 1: Insights For Workforce Planning

Vasiliki (Vass) Bednar, Senior Policy Associate at Airbnb

Vass Bednar is a Senior Policy Associate at Airbnb and chaired the Expert Panel on Youth Employment for the federal government earlier this year. She earned a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Toronto and served as Associate Director of the Rotman School of Management’s Martin Prosperity Institute, where she worked with urbanist Richard Florida on a range of economic geography projects. A proud millennial wonk, Bednar has also worked as a Senior Advisor at Queen’s Park and has completed the Action Canada and Civic Action DiverseCity fellowships. She is also the co-host of De-tangled, a pop-culture and public-policy radio show.

Forum 2: Elevate - Leadership Agility

Vasiliki (Vass) Bednar, Senior Policy Associate at Airbnb

Vass Bednar is a Senior Policy Associate at Airbnb and chaired the Expert Panel on Youth Employment for the federal government earlier this year. She earned a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Toronto and served as Associate Director of the Rotman School of Management’s Martin Prosperity Institute, where she worked with urbanist Richard Florida on a range of economic geography projects. A proud millennial wonk, Bednar has also worked as a Senior Advisor at Queen’s Park and has completed the Action Canada and Civic Action DiverseCity fellowships. She is also the co-host of De-tangled, a pop-culture and public-policy radio show.