The Walrus LIVE 2018

June 13 – 15, 2018
= Wednesday to Friday =
Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto


Celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Walrus with a marquee gathering of writers, journalists, scientists, policy makers, business leaders, artists, heroes, global citizens, conversation, connection, ideas, storytelling, fun, food, drink, and you.

Join more than 40 featured speakers including:

Right Honourable David Johnston

Molly Johnson @themollyjohnson

Lisa Charleyboy @UrbanNativeGirl

Terry O’Reilly @terryoinfluence

Robert Jago @rjjago

Jennifer Hollett @jenniferhollett

Nana aba Duncan @Nanaaba

Dawna Friesen @DFriesenGlobal

About The Walrus Live
June 13 – 15, 2018

The Walrus LIVE is designed for the curious and the connected, the interesting and the interested. As The Walrus marks its fifteenth year, The Walrus LIVE will bring together people, ideas, and stories that define the present and future of Canada. Join The Walrus and your fellow thought-leaders for two days of stimulating speakers, fabulous food and drink, and much, much more.

The Walrus LIVE will showcase important leading voices, but will also give you plenty of opportunity to be part of conversations that matter. The Walrus LIVE will let you connect meaningfully with an influential community of your fellow attendees through:

• multiple programmed spaces
• dozens of high-calibre speakers
• a special edition of The Walrus Talks
• hands-on workshops and demos
• sessions with writers and editors from The Walrus
• unique site-specific surprises
• The Walrus 15th anniversary party and more!

The Walrus LIVE is a place for ideas, stories, and you.

To receive updates about The Walrus LIVE, including speaker announcements, guest information, and more, please email

June 13 – 15, 2018
With a 500-person capacity and a focussed schedule, The Walrus LIVE is designed to bring you up close and personal with featured guests, notable speakers, and your fellow attendees.

Fee Schedule

Passes include access to all sessions, food and drink, The Walrus Talks, The Walrus 15th anniversary party, and parking.
Passes do not include transportation or hotel.
Advance price $349 —- Deadline: February 13, 2018
Standard price $399

A limited number of reduced-price passes are available upon request for students, seniors, The Walrus alumni, and others. The Walrus LIVE aims to be accessible to all. If price is a barrier, please email

June 13 – 15, 2018
From big-picture ideas to on-the-ground solutions, The Walrus LIVE will feature a diverse array of ideas, installations, and conversations from a wide variety of special guests.

Confirmed speakers include:
The Right Honourable David Johnston, Lisa Charleyboy, Terry O’Reilly, Jennifer Hollett, David Ben, Dawna Friesen, Nana aba Duncan, Robert Jago, Noah Richler, Niigaan Sinclair, Siri Agrell, Mary Rogan, Harley Rustad, Shelley Youngblut, and Jessica Johnson, and many more to come.

More speakers to be announced.

To receive updates about The Walrus LIVE, including speaker announcements, guest information, and more, please email

June 13 – 15, 2018
:: Wednesday, June 13 ::
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration and opening cocktail

:: Thursday, June 14 ::
8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration and light breakfast
9:00 am Welcome and opening keynote
10:00 am Conversations, interviews, workshops, talks in multiple rooms
12:00 pm Catered lunch provided
1:00 pm Afternoon keynote
2:00 pm Conversations, workshops, interviews, talks in multiple rooms
4:30 pm Break for Labatt Tasting Lounge, networking
6:30 pm The Walrus Talks
7:30 pm The Walrus 15th Anniversary Party – food and drink included

:: Friday, June 15 ::
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Conversations, interviews, workshops, talks in multiple rooms. Light breakfast provided.

To receive updates about The Walrus LIVE, including speaker announcements, guest information, and more, please email