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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Highlights from The Walrus Talks archives
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.
Margaret Atwood and the future of everything
Writer Margaret Atwood spoke about the Future of Everything as part of The Walrus Talks The Future.
A history of hymens
Jen Gunter’s extraordinary talk explores why everything we know about virginity and the hymen is wrong.
Emily Nussbaum on the differences between Canada and the USA
New Yorker Magazine television critic Emily Nussbaum spoke at Concordia University presents The Walrus Talks Neighbours, in New York.
Chima Nkemdirim on 5G’s impact on Canadian communities
Chima Nkemdirim from Shaw Communications spoke at DIALOG Presents The Walrus Talks Wellbeing about how 5G will impact Canadian communities, and how local government can use technology to improve the lives of citizens.