Some of our Past Speakers Include...

Noam Chomsky, Public Intellectual

Noam Chomsky, Public Intellectual

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Joan Phillip, First Nations Leaders

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Joan Phillip, First Nations Leaders

Margaret MacMillan, Historian

Margaret MacMillan, Historian

Elizabeth Renzetti, Globe & Mail Columnist

Elizabeth Renzetti, Globe & Mail Columnist

Gregor Robertson, Vancouver Mayor

Gregor Robertson, Vancouver Mayor

Jamie Biggar, Leadnow.ca Co-founder

Jamie Biggar, Leadnow.ca Co-founder

Madeleine Thien, Giller Prize-winning Author

Madeleine Thien, Giller Prize-winning Author

Geoff Dembicki, Climate Journalist

Geoff Dembicki, Climate Journalist

Jennifer Welsh, 2016 CBC Massey Lecturer

Jennifer Welsh, 2016 CBC Massey Lecturer

Judith Sayers, Champion for Sustainable Development in First Nations Communities

Judith Sayers, Champion for Sustainable Development in First Nations Communities

Gwynne Dyer, International Affairs Journalist & Author

Gwynne Dyer, International Affairs Journalist & Author

Conrad Black, Former Newspaper Publisher

Conrad Black, Former Newspaper Publisher

Jennifer Gardy, Scientist and CBC Nature of Things Co-host

Jennifer Gardy, Scientist and CBC Nature of Things Co-host

Aaron Devor, World’s Only Research Chair in Transgender Studies, University of Victoria

Aaron Devor, World’s Only Research Chair in Transgender Studies, University of Victoria

Adrienne Clarkson, Former Governor General

Adrienne Clarkson, Former Governor General

Daniel Pauly, Fisheries Scientist

Daniel Pauly, Fisheries Scientist

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Former Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Former Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Gilles Duceppe, Former Bloc Québécois Leader

Gilles Duceppe, Former Bloc Québécois Leader

Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration

Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration

Julio Montaner, Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Julio Montaner, Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Joel Solomon, Clean Money Investor

Joel Solomon, Clean Money Investor

David Suzuki, Educator, Scientist & Activist

David Suzuki, Educator, Scientist & Activist

John Ralston Saul, Philosopher & Writer

John Ralston Saul, Philosopher & Writer

Naomi Klein, Journalist & Bestselling Author

Naomi Klein, Journalist & Bestselling Author

Amy Goodman, DemocracyNow! Co-founder & Host

Amy Goodman, DemocracyNow! Co-founder & Host

Stephan Lewandowsky, Cognitive Scientist

Stephan Lewandowsky, Cognitive Scientist

Maude Barlow, Political Activist & Policy Critic

Maude Barlow, Political Activist & Policy Critic

Kent Rathwell, Entrepreneur and Green Business Leader

Kent Rathwell, Entrepreneur and Green Business Leader

Olivia Chow, Former Politician

Olivia Chow, Former Politician

Tzeporah Berman, Environmental Campaigner

Tzeporah Berman, Environmental Campaigner

Lawrence Cannon, Former Canadian Ambassador to France & Cabinet Minister

Lawrence Cannon, Former Canadian Ambassador to France & Cabinet Minister

Stephen Lewis, Humanitarian & Former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa

Stephen Lewis, Humanitarian & Former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa

Chantal Hébert, Journalist & Political Commentator

Chantal Hébert, Journalist & Political Commentator

Monia Mazigh, Author & Activist

Monia Mazigh, Author & Activist

Amir Attaran, Professor of Medicine & Law, University of Ottawa

Amir Attaran, Professor of Medicine & Law, University of Ottawa

Charlie Demers, Comedian & Playwright

Charlie Demers, Comedian & Playwright

Reuben George, Manager of The Sacred Trust, an organization of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Reuben George, Manager of The Sacred Trust, an organization of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Payam Akhavan, 2017 Massey Lecturer & Former UN War Crimes Prosecutor

Payam Akhavan, 2017 Massey Lecturer & Former UN War Crimes Prosecutor

Lawrence Martin, Globe & Mail Columnist & Author

Lawrence Martin, Globe & Mail Columnist & Author

Dr. Bryan Kolb, Neuroscientist

Dr. Bryan Kolb, Neuroscientist

Jeff Rubin, Economist, Energy Expert & Bestselling Author

Jeff Rubin, Economist, Energy Expert & Bestselling Author

Kathy Fox, Chair of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Kathy Fox, Chair of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada