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London, ON, Canada
April 5th, 2013

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About this event

Our event theme was Impact. Innovation. Insight. Our goal was to inspire meaningful change, creative solutions, and valuable learning. Our speakers included a few faculty members from Western, a couple of alumni, two students from a peer institution and some industry experts as well. One of our speakers was international award-winning designer Andrew Lewis - not only did he deliver a really great talk he also designed a commemorative poster that we gave to each attendee as well as our speakers. The design elements from this poster were also worked into the stage design/ decor.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Tima Bansal
    Professor; Director of the Centre for Building Sustainable Value; Executive Director, Network for Business Sustainability; Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Fellow; J. Allyn Taylor/Arthur H. Mingay Chair in Business Administration
  • Douglas Birkenshaw
    Principal at B+H Architects, B.Arch., B.E.S., LEED AP, OAA, FRAIC
  • Jessica Grahn
    Cognitive Neuroscientist
  • Jesse Hirsh
    Internet Strategist, Researcher, and Broadcaster
  • Gregory Kopp
    Canada Research Chair
  • Andrew Lewis
    Canadian Art Director-Designer
  • Todd Reichert
    Aviator and Innovator, presenting with Cameron Robertson
  • Cameron Robertson
    Aviator and Innovator, presenting with Todd Reichert
  • Rob Stewart
    Writer, Producer, Director
  • Barbara Willis-Sweete
    Film Director
  • Jean-Philippe Vergne
    Assistant Professor (Richard Ivey School Business)

Venue and Details

The Paul Davenport Theatre
London, ON, N6A 3K7

Event Type (what is this?) University

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Terry Rice
London On, Canada

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