The Walrus Talks "Being Human: What it means to be human in life, culture, art, and science"

2015 29 Apr
7:00pm
The Walrus Talks "Being Human: What it means to be human in life, culture, art, and science"

The Walrus Talks is a national series of events produced by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation as part of an educational mandate to provide forums for conversation on matters vital to Canadians. The Walrus Foundation produces The Walrus magazine, the most awarded publication in Canada, as well as producing content at thewalrus.ca, on Walrus TV, and on stages from coast to coast to coast.

In 2015, The Walrus Talks will be held in Calgary, London, Winnipeg, Montreal, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax, and Victoria. They will address themes including vice, creativity, the Arctic, the animated city, the Aboriginal city, being human, play, and water. 

In Ottawa, the featuring speakers include:

  • Zeynep Arsel, Concordia University
  • Mercedes Benegbi, Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada
  • Natasha Blanchet-Cohen, Concordia University
  • Josée Drouin-Brisebois, National Gallery of Canada
  • Lawrence Hill, author
  • Garth Johnson, Meticulon
  • Mark Kingwell, philosopher
  • Marc Lafrance, Concordia University
  • Steve Mann, researcher and inventor

Octopus Books will be there to coordinate book and Walrus merchandize sales.

7PM
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr. Ottawa

For more info about The Walrus Talks: http://thewalrus.ca/the-walrus-talks-being-human/.

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