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.

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Upcoming events

The Walrus Talks Living Better

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The science, culture, and politics changing how we live now.

The Walrus Talks Survival

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The adaptations and innovations that fuel life and resilience

The Walrus Talks Women of Distinction

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seven esteemed YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction awards recipients discuss the advancement of women ...

The Walrus Talks Exploration

March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Understanding our universe, from the centre of earth to the far reaches of space.

The Walrus Talks Intelligence

April 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Minds, machines and the complexities of information