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The Walrus Talks set to disrupt Ottawa

By Hannah Manning on October 18, 2017

The Walrus Talks is a national series of events about Canada and its place in the world. Each event features eight seven-minute talks from leaders in all sectors: scholars, writers, performers, scientists, artists, and business leaders. On Tuesday October 24, The Walrus Talks Disruption takes to the National Arts Centre’s Azrieli Studio for an evening of meaningful and insightful discussion.

The eight speakers are:

  • Lisa Charleyboy, writer, editor and storyteller
  • Stephen Faul, president and CEO, Frontier College
  • Mike Flanagan, executive vice president, Pivot Technology Solutions
  • Huda Idrees, founder & CEO, Dot Health
  • Julie S. Lalonde, women’s rights advocate
  • Jennifer McGrath, PERFORM Chair, Childhood Preventive Health and Data Science and associate professor of psychology, Concordia University
  • Terry O’Reilly, CBC radio host and advertising expert
  • Adam Radomsky, Concordia University Research Chair in Anxiety and Related Disorders and professor of psychology, Concordia University

There is no Q&A session following each speaker. Instead, a post-talk reception will give attendees the chance to speak with presenters. The idea is to get the conversation going. The newly renovated NAC will serve as a great location for engagement between presenters and attendees.

If you can’t attend in person, The Walrus Talks is recorded and posted on YouTube. Check out the national hour highlights below for a peek of what’s ahead, and stay tuned to The Walrus Talks events page for upcoming talks.


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