Maxim Jean-Louis

Chief Executive Officer of Contact North | Contact Nord

Maxim Jean-Louis is President – Chief Executive Officer of Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education and Training Network, headquartered in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Maxim worked in senior management roles for over 15 years at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada’s open university.
He is also a member of the Comité consultatif en matière d’éducation postsecondaire en langue française dans les régions du Centre et du Sud-ouest.
Maxim is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the World University Service of Canada and of the Optical Regional Advanced Network of Ontario, as well as a past member of Ontario’s Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board, and he served as a member of the Canadian Advisory Mission to support the implementation of the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority. He also served as President of Collège des Grands Lacs, one of Ontario’s three French-language community colleges.
In 2011, Maxim was appointed Special Advisor to Ontario’s Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities for an Ontario Online Institute, producing a 125-page report and recommendations to the Minister on opportunities for online learning in the province.

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Wednesday Day One 27th Oct


'Leading Beyond a Crisis to Future Proofing Learning'


           Robert Martellacci  – President, MindShare Learning Technology

The Panel Includes:

  • Tom D'Amico –  Director of Education, Ottawa Catholic School Board
  • Karen Yamada –  Chief Learning Officer & CFO, C21 Canada
  • Dr. Ron Owston – Professor Emeritus, York University
  • Katina Papulkas – Senior Education Strategist, Dell Technologies
  • Dr. Chris Kim – Digital Media Instructor, Web Developer, & Research Engineer
  • Dr. Mario Chiasson – Director of Research, Innovations and Change Management at District scolaire francophone Sud
  • Dr. Adam Dubé – Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Director, Learning Sciences & Health Professions Education, McGill University.
9:30 - 10:30 AM

Thursday Day Two 28th Oct


Gain Valuable Insights From Canadian and Global Experts on Leading Beyond a Crisis to Future Proofing Learning

  • John Myers, Cofounder & CEO, Edsby
  • Lisa Schmucki, Founder & CEO, edWeb.net
  • Peter Singh, Executive Officer IT Services, TDSB
  • Patricia Gartland, Member Board Of Directors at BC Council for International Education, CEO/Superintendent of Schools BC
  • Dr. Rumeet Billan, Award-winning, internationally recognized entrepreneur, learning architect, speaker, author, humanitarian, and Canada’s top 10 power women 2020
  • Steve Brown, President & Chief Executive Officer, NELSON
  • Maxim Jean-Louis, Chief Executive Officer of Contact North | Contact Nord
  • Eric Walters, Award-winning Canadian Author