A conversation with President Barack Obama, hosted by Canada 2020

On Friday, May 31, 2019 Canada 2020 hosted President Barack Obama in Ottawa for a live event with 12,000 Canadians at the Canadian Tire Centre. President Obama engaged in a lively, energetic and hopeful conversation with Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke.

It was an incredible opportunity to hear from one of the greatest political leaders of our time. The conversation covered reflections from his time running for and serving as President of the United States, life after politics, and the impact of technology on democracy.

Canada 2020 was also proud to make the event accessible to over 1,000 Ottawa area youth from the Boys & Girls Club, United Way Centraide Ottawa, and the #BeMoreCommUNITY.

Photos for Canada 2020 by Matthew Usherwood, Blair Gable, Patrick Doyle & Fred Chartrand.