Special Event: 5 Big Ideas for Canada

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An innovator. A philanthropist. A policy entrepreneur. An author, and an astronaut.

That’s who Canada 2020 is bringing to its stage on Thursday, February 26, 2015 for a very special, free event in Ottawa.

5 Big Ideas for Canada will feature five of Canada’s boldest visionaries in a fast-paced, dynamic keynote event about the big ideas that will propel Canada into the future.

Our special guests include: Col. Chris Hadfield, Dr. Jacline Nyman (President & CEO, United Way Canada), Tom Rand (Author and Senior Advisor, MaRS), Morris Rosenberg (President & CEO, Trudeau Foundation), and Jennifer Keesmaat (Chief Planner, City of Toronto).

Each speaker will have 15 minutes to propose one big idea that they believe will transform Canada for the better. We will hear how Canada’s oil companies can spark a green energy revolution; or how Canada’s cities are on the brink of transformation; and how Canada’s role in space exploration is far from over.

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Featured Participants

  • Colonel Chris Hadfield
    Astronaut, First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station (2013) Bio
  • Dr Jacline Nyman
    President & CEO, United Way Canada Bio
  • Jennifer Keesmaat
    Chief Planner, City of Toronto Bio
  • Morris Rosenberg
    President & CEO, Trudeau Foundation Bio
  • Tom Rand
    Author & Senior Advisor, MaRS Bio

VenueChateau Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7 CA