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

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 9:45

Keynote - Mark Chipman

In this interactive keynote speech, 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

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?

Coaching provided by


11:00 - 12:15

Workshop: What's stopping you?
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

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!

1:15 - 2:40

Red Table Discussion: How Can We Fuel Momentum?

Have your say on how YOU can Build a Better Winnipeg! The Idea Lab 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.

2:45 - 3:00

Rising United: Closing Call to Action

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