Travis Smith

Travis F. Smith is the owner of Hop Studios, a Vancouver-based Web design and development company building sites since 2004. Smith was one of the creators of the Los Angeles Times website, and was the editor of Variety.com. His firm recently launched YVRLocal.Delivery, a free site that lists local businesses that are switching business models in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trish Kelly

Trish is the Senior Accessibility Consultant at the Presidents Group, a leadership table for business owners and CEOs committed to employing people with disabilities. Before joining the Presidents Group, she spent two decades helping SMEs operationalize their values and improve their community impact.

Warren Thompson

Warren has 10 years of experience working as a client-side marketer. In his last role, as Director of Marketing & Events at Kintec: Footwear + Orthotics, he built a cross-functional marketing team of seven while achieving a 137% increase in YOY e-commerce revenue growth in 2017. When he’s not working with Ollo Metrics clients he teaches digital marketing classes at BrainStation in Vancouver, BC.

WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of this province. We consult with and educate employers and workers and monitor compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

Yat Li

Yat was born with bilateral microtia, a congenital condition in which the outer ears are underdeveloped. Yat cannot wear conventional hearing aids and has profound bilateral conductive hearing loss. Despite a physical disability, he has overcome barriers to inspire others in the community. Wearing prosthetic ears and a bone-anchored hearing aid, Yat is a communication accessibility advocate. Over the past three years, Yat has spoken at over 100 national and local events about his lived experience, accessibility, and social change. While working at Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility, Yat spearheaded numerous brand awareness campaigns to increase communication accessibility. From hosting national webinars to local events, with American Sign Language and captions, Yat is committed to removing barriers for all persons with disabilities.

To complement his passion for accessibility, he is a committee member for the Access Transit User’s Advisory Committee, advising TransLink on improvements to the accessibility of our conventional transit services. Yat is also appointed by the Vancouver City Council to the Persons with Disability Advisory Committee and serves on the transportation subcommittee. Previously, Yat served on the Board of Directors of AssistList.