Events

The Walrus Talks is our national event series about Canada and its place in the world. Each event features seven speakers talking for seven minutes, each from a different perspective, all focusing on a topic that will spark conversation on matters vital to Canadians.

Over the past eight years, The Walrus has convened over 750 thought leaders and industry experts at more than 110 The Walrus Talks, in every province and territory, on a range of topics including Reconciliation, Health, Sustainability, Politics, Science and Innovation, Society and Culture, and the Arts. Each event is approximately eighty minutes of presented ideas, followed by a lively reception with food, drink, and conversation.

We encourage you to join us when we visit your community—but in the meantime, we invite you to watch all The Walrus Talks on YouTube. 

 

📧 Sign up for our Events Newsletter so you know when The Walrus Talks are coming to your city!📬

 


Sep
18
Wed
McKesson Presents The Walrus Talks The Future of Consumerism (Toronto) @ Artscape Daniels Launchpad
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
McKesson logo
Presents The Walrus Talks The Future of Consumerism
Exploring trends and innovations in health care, technology, and more
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Featuring:
Onur Bodur, professor of marketing, Concordia University
Zayna Khayat, futurist, SE Health
Rebecca McKillican, CEO, Well.ca
Craig Patterson, editor-in-chief, Retail Insider

And more!

Accessibility information
  • To provide a fragrance-free event, we request that attendees refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to The Walrus Talks.
  • If you require special accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact events@thewalrus.ca or (416) 971-5004, ext. 247.
Sep
23
Mon
CIFAR Presents The Walrus Talks Boundaries (National Capital Region, Gatineau) @ Canadian Museum of History
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Presents The Walrus Talks Boundaries
How divisions shape our lives, what lies between borders, and what membership means now
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Speakers announced soon!

 

CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

Accessibility information
  • To provide a fragrance-free event, we request that attendees refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to The Walrus Talks.
  • If you require special accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact events@thewalrus.ca or (416) 971-5004, ext. 247.
Présente The Walrus Talks — Les limites
Comment les divisions définissent-elles notre vie? Qu’est-ce qui se trouve entre les limites? Que signifie maintenant l’appartenance à un groupe?
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Les conférenciers seront annoncés prochainement!

 

Le CIFAR est une organisation sans but lucratif basée au Canada qui rassemble de brillants cerveaux pour trouver réponse aux plus grandes questions de la science et de l’humanité.

Pour en savoir davantage sur la série The Walrus Talks, consultez notre Foire aux questions ici ou envoyez un courriel à events@thewalrus.ca.

 

Sep
25
Wed
Suncor Presents The Walrus Talks Energy (Montreal) @ Centre Phi
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Suncor
Presents The Walrus Talks Energy
Building a Canadian approach to energy transition
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Featuring:
Shawn McCarthy, journalist
Eryn Stewart, project director, Lumos Energy
Brendan Haley, policy director, Efficiency Canada
Johanne Gélinas, president and CEO, Transition Énergétique Québec
Christopher Ragan, academic, economist, and chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission

And more!

Accessibility information
  • To provide a fragrance-free event, we request that attendees refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to The Walrus Talks.
  • If you require special accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact events@thewalrus.ca or (416) 971-5004, ext. 245.
Oct
29
Tue
Concordia University Presents The Walrus Talks Living Better (Toronto) @ Isabel Bader Theatre
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Concordia University logo
Presents The Walrus Talks Living Better
The science, culture, and politics changing how we live now.
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Speakers announced soon!

 

Accessibility information
  • To provide a fragrance-free event, we request that attendees refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to The Walrus Talks.
  • If you require special accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact events@thewalrus.ca or (416) 971-5004, ext. 247.