Momentum aims to be deeper and more human than a typical conference – we've coordinated workshops, speaker panels, and a keynote that is sure to inspire, engage, and entertain. 



8:00 - 8:30


8:30 - 9:00

Welcome and Official Greetings

A Message from Title Sponsor, Payworks – Barb Gamey, Owner, Payworks

9:15 - 9:45

A conversation with Mark Chipman, Chairman, True North Sports & Entertainment

In this conversation, Mark Chipman will share the story of how he brought the historic Winnipeg Jets hockey franchise back to the Canadian Prairies—from taking action at the age of 35 to the collective momentum that led the team to the 2018 NHL playoffs.

10:00 - 11:00

TD Bank Group Presents, GenNext Talks: 7x7

In this thought-provoking plenary session, seven dynamic and local individuals will each speak for 7 minutes to share their vision for this year’s GenNext Talks theme. Their challenge? Igniting passions and inspiring ideas on how YOU can Build a Better Winnipeg.

Evan Maydaniuk , MARL & Princess Auto
Dorota Blumczynska, IRCOM
Tessa Blaikie-Whitecloud, One Just City
Nils Vik, Parlour Coffee
Alexa Joy Potashnik, BlackSpace.
Kristy Muckosky, Thrive Community Support Circle
Michael Champagne, AYO

Coaching provided by


11:00 - 12:15

What’s Stopping You? Professional Development Workshop with Jane Helbrecht

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? This workshop will help you notice patterns that keep you from taking action and attaining your goals. Learn how to bust procrastination and build momentum in your personal and professional life, and find out how you can leverage that in your community.





12:15 - 1:15

Networking Lunch & GenNext Connect

This lunchtime learning session will offer you the opportunity to connect and ask questions directly to the community agencies that United Way helps support. Challenge yourself to strike up a new conversation and hear about the work being done every day to make Winnipeg a better place for everyone. You never know what opportunities may be around the corner!

1:35 - 2:45

Johnston Group Presents: The GenNext Impact Studio: Our Call to Action

Have your say on how YOU can Build a Better Winnipeg! The Impact Studio is a smart, interactive session that will give you the opportunity to share ideas and collaborate with other attendees about how we create community in our city.


Closing: Why I Know This is Possible – Connie Walker, President & CEO, United Way Winnipeg

Our day will end with our final session to provide actionable ideas so you are inspired to make an impact in our city.