Speakers / Topics: Urbanism | Cities

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Cameron Bailey

Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival

Few people understand the importance of the arts and cultural sector better than Cameron Bailey. The artistic director of one of the world’s biggest and most important film festivals, Bailey brings a comprehensive wealth of experience to his positi...

Cameron Bailey

Mark Brand

Social Entrepreneur | Restaurateur

“There is nothing more invigorating than understanding how flawed you are and still believing you can do good,” says Mark Brand, one of Vancouver’s most recognized and celebrated entrepreneurs. A restaurateur and retailer, Brand is best known f...

Mark Brand

Richard Florida

Renowned Economist | Bestselling Author

Richard Florida is one of the world’s most sought after speakers on global trends, economics, prosperity, competitiveness, and growth. Combining in-depth analysis, a fascinating personal story, and a touch of self-deprecating humor, it’s no wonde...

Richard Florida

Avi Friedman

Housing Guru

Acclaimed by Wallpaper magazine as “one of the top 10 style setters who will most influence the way we live in the next quarter century,” architect and professor Avi Friedman speaks with passion on the future of home and community design as i...

Avi Friedman

Mike Harcourt

Former Premier of British Columbia | Sustainable Cities and Communities

As a former Premier of British Columbia, Mike Harcourt helped the province earn its reputation as one of the most liveable places in the world. Harcourt brings his experience and enthusiasm to the stage when speaking on the importance of creating vib...

Mike Harcourt

Greg Lindsay

Expert on Cities, Mobility, Travel, Trade, and the Future of Work

Greg Lindsay is literally a man on the street, reporting from the intersection of global trends and local wisdom. Widely cited as an expert on the future of travel, technology, and transportation, on the design and resiliency of cities, and on how to...

Greg Lindsay

Jeff Rubin

Economist | Energy Expert | Bestselling Author

What do sub-prime mortgages, Atlantic-salmon dinners, SUVs, and globalization have in common? They all depend on cheap oil. Jeff Rubin, one of the world’s most prominent experts on the future of “black gold,” explains why the end of cheap suppl...

John Ralston Saul

Award-Winning Essayist and Novelist

Declared a “prophet” by Time magazine, John Ralston Saul is a leading thinker and visionary—known for his astute commentaries on wide-ranging topics, such as civilization, citizenship, human rights, globalization, economics, warfare, and societ...

Richard Worzel

Leading Futurist

The innovative organization is nimble, informed, and ready to change directions–and that’s what organizations need to be or become now, because not only is the pace of change accelerating, but the rate of acceleration is increasing. Business ...

Richard Worzel