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Gloria Ai
In pursuit of completeness

Glorai Ai explores how the constant pursuit of success and glory in life need to be based on a sense of focus and strength throughout the journey, and believing that a good ending will come as times goes by… to feel completeness in life. Gloria Ai is a broadcast personality, host, and the founder of […]

David Delgado
Imagination drives exploration

Ideas are the children of our knowledge and dreams. In this talk, David Delgado unveils the relationship between knowledge and imagination and how they nurture each other. David Delgado is an artist, designer and educator with a passion to develop experiences that celebrate the wonders of the natural world and the human condition. His current pursuit […]

Tralance Addy
The imperative of doing

How can we elevate people out of poverty through creativity and innovation? Maybe the answer lies in how to capture ingenuity beyond innovations and help people to “do things.” Growing up in Ghana, where he received his early education, Tralance developed a strong interest in technology and became engaged in social action while in secondary […]

Xavier Herve
Innovation acceleration: a people story

Beyond traditional education and research, universities could become the new hub for accelerating innovation on a large scale. Xavier Hervé is a dedicated supporter of the Concordia University community and a strong believer in multidisciplinary research. He founded District 3, an innovation centre that brings together student and alumni entrepreneurs from a variety of disciplines. […]

Bassam Tariq
Learning not to forget

The editing room floor is filled with powerful scenes that never make the final film. What does that mean? Do we do the same with our own lives? Bassam Tariq is a TED fellow and the director of the film THESE BIRDS WALK. He is a contributor for The New Yorker, Time Magazine and Huffington […]

Kaveh Madani
Water: Think Again

 WATER. It’s the most essential and pervasive element of life. Yet, nearly half of humanity will face water scarcity by 2030 due to climate change and population growth. What can be done about the looming crisis of a global drought? Could water scarcity spark war as world leaders have already predicted? In this bold and […]

Gary Lewis
Human Security

We should focus on Human Security. In this powerful talk, Gary Lewis shares how the essential point about human security is that it shifts focus away from the traditional preoccupation of “national security” – which is the state – and places it on people – on individuals. Gary Lewis – a native of Barbados – […]

Omid Scheybani
Breaking the Habit of Smalltalk

Smalltalk is a broken concept that disregards the vast potential that lies in these first encounters. What if we could redefine the way we meet each other and how we initiate conversations? Born in Germany to Iranian parents, Omid works with Google in charge of strategic cloud computing partnerships throughout Latin America. He is a […]

Simon Broughton
Can Music Save the World?

How various culture around the world have harnessed the transformative power of music? Can Music Save the World? It can probably change it by creating a place where conversations and discoveries can happen, by sharing the essence of our humanity. Simon Broughton is a freelance writer and film maker who has been exploring the music […]