Speakers / Topics: Urbanism | Cities
54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. Our speakers share their expertise when it comes to building cities that work for everyone, when it comes to politics, transportation, housing, and more.
CEO, Toronto International Film Festival
Few people understand the importance of the arts and cultural sector better than Cameron Bailey. The CEO of one of the world’s biggest and most important film festivals, he is responsible for leading the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) vision,...
Renowned Economist | Bestselling Author
Richard Florida is one of the world’s leading urbanists and a sought-after speaker. Named one of Esquire’s “Best and Brightest,” alongside luminaries such as Bill Clinton and Bill Gates, Florida has fascinated audiences all over the world with his insi...
CEO, The Keesmaat Group | Partner, Markee Developments
Jennifer Keesmaat is passionate about creating places where people flourish. A renowned urban planner, she was named one of the “most powerful people in Canada” by Maclean’s, one of the “most influential” by Toronto Life, and one of the top Women of ...
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 create mo...
Economist | Energy Expert | Bestselling Author
Jeff Rubin was one of the first economists to predict triple digit oil prices back in 2005. One of the world’s leading energy experts, Rubin speaks to why the end of cheap oil means the end of easy answers to renewing prosperity — and the end of globalizat...