Dare to Dream Big: From the Olympic Podium to the Board Room


When he became the first Canadian athlete in history to win a gold medal on Canadian soil at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Alexandre Bilodeau captured the imagination of an entire nation. In February 2014, he took part in his last Olympics in Sochi, where he successfully defended his title with the fierce determination he has come to be known for.

A native of Rosemère, Quebec, Alexandre first fell in love with freestyle skiing when he watched Jean-Luc Brassard compete in the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer. Following in the footsteps of his idol, he became the top Canadian junior in freestyle skiing at age 14.

Alexandre is a new CPA and now works in accounting and finance for KPMG. With "dare to dream big" as his watchword, there is every reason to believe he will leave his mark on the business world just like he did on the slopes.



Dare to Dream Big: From the Olympic Podium to the Board Room
Wednesday, June 19 - Morning Keynote, 8:30 am – 9:30 am

His skiing career wasn’t always easy. At times when many would have quit, Alexandre rolled up his sleeves and worked twice as hard to become the best athlete he could be. In this motivational keynote, Alexandre discusses the lessons and values that took him to the highest peaks of his sport. With his unique perspective as a CPA, Alexandre illustrates how those lessons can be applied to anyone, from aspiring CPAs to those established in their careers.

Topics covered:

  • Overcoming adversity 
  • Determination and the importance of working towards a goal
  • The power of teamwork and how to surround yourself with like-minded people