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The Walrus Talks: The Future of the Arts
The Walrus Talks is a national series of events about Canada and its place in the world. Each event offers thoughtful, inspiring thinking from scholars, writers, performers, scientists, artists, and business leaders. Ticket info below. This is a General Admission event. There is not a bad seat in the house..none. The venue holds about 1100. How do the Walrus Talks work? The Walrus Talks create conversations. Every event features a group of speakers who have seven minutes each to tackle an aspect of our chosen topic. We choose these speakers to reflect a range of experiences and viewpoints, but they have one thing in common: the desire for real conversation about issues that affect the future of Canada. The Walrus Talks will leave you thinking “I’ve never thought of it that way!” How do you pick topics for the Walrus Talks? The Walrus has an educational mandate to create forums for conversations about Canada and its place in the world. A Walrus Talks topic must be relevant, timely, and broad enough to allow a number of perspectives. We work with our national and local partners, our advisory council, and many others to decide what topics to take on. Why seven minutes? Our speakers are some of the brightest and best thinkers in the country. Our seven-minute format ensures that every speaker speaks to the heart of his or her expertise. Each Walrus Talk showcases highly focused ideas in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. In an hour of ideas from leading voices, Walrus Talks audiences are treated to a wide-ranging master class on our topic. There are usually about 7-8 speakers, and 5 have been confirmed so far. Is there a Q&A with the speakers following The Walrus Talks? No, and that’s deliberate. Because of the pace of these events, our guests prefer a deconstructed Q&A in the post-talk reception. Every Walrus Talks is followed by a reception for speakers and attendees, and there is always food, drink, and great conversation. This is where you’ll have an opportunity to talk one-on-one with our speakers. These lively receptions are the beginning of conversations that continue long after the Walrus Talks evening ends. TICKET INFO: Regular tickets are $25 each. We are getting an excellent promo code, bringing the cost down to $16.50 (total). Seniors/students $11.50 (total). promo code is TOISCULTURE Note: This is a General Admission event. Ample time to meet for a pre-drink inside beginning about 6:15. Details closer to date of. I would expect at least 50 members are interested in this important event/ least 50. Please also note, this is the same venue in which we will attend 5 separate concerts this season, as listed on Meetup.

Koerner Hall, Telus Centre for Performance & Learning (Royal Conservatory of Music)

273 Bloor Street West, · Toronto, ON


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