President & Chief Futurist


Ken Steele is Canada’s leading higher education monitor and futurist, trusted by more than 25,000 daily subscribers and bringing his comprehensive perspective to a broad range of audiences hundreds of times a year – from faculty and instructors, boards and senior administration, to information technology staff, concerned parents, and Canada’s most powerful corporate CEOs. He has consulted with hundreds of colleges and universities, helping them interpret market research, understand their competitive context, and develop distinctive institutional strategies and brand positions using his proprietary Brand Chemistry™ model.

Ken has become Canada’s most sought-after campus presenter because he continually synthesizes breaking news, research, data and trends, and delivers ever-changing, fast-paced, dynamic presentations incorporating rich media, great humour, and insights specific to the audience and institution. Ken’s unique perspective comes as a former academic, entrepreneur, co-founder of Academica Group, editor of Canada’s leading PSE news daily for almost a decade, and consultant to a hundred institutions across the country.

Since 2012, Ken has developed his presentation and facilitation work through a dedicated company, Eduvation Inc, and he produces an “almost-weekly” video webcast called Ten with Ken that you can catch on YouTube, iTunes, or a dozen online channels.

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Past Sessions