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3 Days. Case Competition. Guest Speakers. Professional Workshops. Stay at the Chelsea Hotel. Catered Dinners. Swag Bags.
Social to Cap off the Conference.

DECA Ryerson presents Edge Conference. Our theme this year is to celebrate diversity and embrace everybody’s competitive edge. Whether that is in business or everyday life, how do you stand out amongst the competition? Our 8th annual conference will take place from October 25th – October 27th at the Chelsea Hotel in Downtown Toronto. The highlight will be the case competition, taking place at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. This year’s delegate fee includes a two-night stay at the Chelsea Hotel, guest speakers, professional workshops, two catered dinners, swag bags and a social to cap off the conference. 

Every delegate will have the opportunity to showcase what separates them from the pack and learn about how industry leaders before them have done such. DECA Ryerson encourages delegates to be diverse and think creatively as they shape their career.


Anna Hu

CEO and Co-Founder of Brizi

Brizi, is a sponsorship platform that lets fans tap into nearby cameras in sports stadiums and arenas, to capture group memories and share them at scale. Anna was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2018. Prior to Brizi, Anna worked in enterprise sales operations in the financial services and education sectors at Microsoft, and worked in business innovation at Apple, Lexus / Toyota, BMO Financial, and Genentech / Hoffmann La-Roche.

Karen Rowe

CFO of

CIBC Mellon

Karen has more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles providing financial, strategic and operational management. Prior to joining CIBC Mellon, Karen served as Managing Director, Head of Investment Finance for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

Anna Klimbovskaia

COO & Co-Founder of


Diversio is a technology company that leverages data to analyze, improve, and track diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She led RBC’s thought leadership on the Future of Work and developed RBCUpSkill, a digital tool helping Canadians build resiliency in an age of AI and workplace automation.

Alexander Michael Gittens

Alexander Michael Gittens is an acclaimed strategist who has provided billions of dollars worth of solutions to over 400 businesses worldwide. A recent TEDx speaker, Alexander has delivered inspirational speeches to thousands of ambitious people in the USA, Canada, and Europe. As an acclaimed thought-leader, thousands worldwide have been empowered by Alexander’s articles. He received several awards for leadership and community dedication, including an exclusive Citizenship Award from the Federal Government of Canada.