Speaker Dion Walcott

Dion Walcott

Design Speaker, Founder of MARTK'D, Director and Founder IDEEa Consultancy Group

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    New York, Canada

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About Speaker Dion Walcott…

CONNECTOR, VISIONARY, INTERPRETER.  Dion Walcott created Martk’d to cultivate conversations using both contemporary and sneaker culture to drive change within today’s modern marketplace. His deep knowledge in navigating educational structures, social causes with an impact, and business growth opportunities has allowed him to successfully work alongside major institutions and corporations implementing engagement and partnership strategies.

Why Dion Walcott?

Dion is a cultural interpreter and visionary storyteller.  He is an expert in helping brands, businesses and individuals develop more awareness and understanding of how contemporary culture is changing the marketplace through the language of sneakers, trends and youth mindset.

Over the last decade, Dion has built a practice rooted in building creative partnerships in education, youth initiatives, and community development both locally and internationally. Dion has done this by developing relationships with a wide range of brands, community organizations, educational institutions, start-up businesses, and youth and engaging in meaningful, impactful conversations that connect generations.

Testimonials 4

  • “Dion executed an exciting program for us at our recet client conference.  Te keynote message was a fresh perspective in an old-school world of finance and was very engaging.  Dion’s low timbre voice kept people captivated and our clients LOVED doing the art on sneakers competition.  It opened up a whole new level of engagement!”

    Tanya Tygesen,

    Director, Relationship Management, SS&C Salentica

  • “Dion delivered a commanding presentation at the Roy McMurry Youth Detention Centre and increased our program attendance by 60 percent.”

    Nisha Wilson

    Recreational Officer, Ministry of Child and Youth Services Ontario

  • “The presentation created a platform for intergenerational interaction and dialogue, showcasing the marriage of cultures.  Brilliant model.”

    Chris Kennedy

    Senior Manager of Programs, Royal Ontario Museum

  • “[Dion] leads by being among the finest examples of a true professional and an advocate for those who are finding their way in life. He has served as an extraordinary role model to those he connects [and is] an inspiration.”

    Jana Macalik

    Associate Dean, Faculty of Design, Research and Outreach and Strategic Projects, Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD)

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Sneaker Art Experience

Suitable for a half or full-day session, the Sneaker Art Experience begins with a motivational keynote by Dion, which can focus on innovation, leadership, change, diversity, culture, etc. Then the activity begins and participants will have three rounds to create their best Sneaker Art. This is a wonderful, creative, and inspiring, team-building activity and the resulting art is often used for the organization’s philanthropy of choice.


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