Jillian Cardinal is a storyteller, writer, idea accelerator, and dot connector! She's passionate about thought-provoking, learning, and overall “carpe diem-ing.” She may have recently joined the Braindate by e180 team as Partnership Manager, but has been in love with their mission and what Braindate brings to events since she first participated in one in 2019. She believes in the power of open dialogue, connection, and engagement. She strives to ensure people feel they belong and motivates them to own their voice and be proud of who they are and what they bring to the table. Don't be surprised when you see her hosting impromptu discussions. Additionally, a passion project of hers is The Eventprofs Book Club: an atypical industry book club that has evolved into a growing community!
She was selected as a Connect Association 40 Under 40 (2021), Smart Meetings’ Rising Star (2020), one of PCMA 20 in their Twenties (2020), and 1 of 36 globally for ICCA's 2019 Forum for Young Professionals. She also proudly holds her Digital Event Strategist (DES) certification.