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Canada's premiere meeting of the minds

Mount Royal University is proud to present ideaCity

 ideaCity 2010

The ideaCity conference is held in Toronto, bringing together an eclectic group of presenters including: artists, adventurers, authors, cosmologists, doctors, designers, entertainers, filmmakers, inventors, magicians, musicians, scientists and technologists, who’s main purpose is to inspire and evoke discussion among the attendees.

There are no scripted speeches or, breakout or parallel sessions. Rather, everyone is in one place and in on the same narrative.

This is the first year that ideaCity will be offering this opportunity to educational institutions across Canada and by hosting Idea City via live feed, Mount Royal University is opening doors to many who may not normally be able to be a part of this inspirational event.

This three-day video conference showcases 50 presenters and is open to the public for free. Full day attendance is not required.

Drop into the Liberty Lounge and prepare to be inspired with big ideas.

Join us for ideaCity

June 16, 17 & 18
Liberty Lounge, Wyckham House, SAMRU
6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

DAY 1 — June 16

Session 1

6:30 — 8:55 a.m.

  • Moses Znaimer Kaylah Paquette & Andrea Christakakos
  • Video Clip: Parrot Singing Queen of the Night
  • Dr. Shanna Swan
  • Dr. Renee Reijo Pera
  • Christina Sommers
  • Lionel Tiger
  • Big Rude Jake

Session 2

9:40 — 11:40 a.m.

  • Adam Cohen
  • Dr. Andrea Tone
  • Brigitte Berman
  • Lakshmi Pratury
  • Melissa Auf der Maur

Session 3

1:00 — 3:30 p.m.

  • Sandra Tsing Loh
  • Elizabeth Abbott
  • Stretch Break Halyna
  • Natalia, Kama Yoga
  • Cristina Nehring
  • Natalie McLennan
  • Emily Levine

Session 4

4:15 — 6:15 p.m.

  • Dr. Cindy Meston
  • Liz Canner
  • Nina Arsenault
  • Buck Angel
  • Matt Dusk

DAY 2 — June 17

Session 5

6:30 – 8:40 a.m.

  • Juliana Chen Video Clip: Marilyn Lightstone Queen of Scot’s
  • Margaret Somerville
  • Erna Paris
  • Anne Graham Lotz
  • Colette Baron-Reid


Session 6

9:25 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Erika Ritter
  • Tracy Worcester
  • Sylvia Earle
  • Cleo Paskal
  • Neshama Carlebach


Session 7 

1:05 – 3:35 p.m.

  • Jane Poynter
  • Liv Arensen
  • Stretch Break Reshmi Chetram BOLLYFIT
  • Edna DeVore
  • Margaret Race
  • Vanessa Hidary


Session 8

4:20 – 6:30 p.m.

  • Adam Cohen (5 min)
  • Faith Popcorn
  • Diane Francis
  • Josey Vogels
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Alex Cuba

DAY 3 — June 18 

Session 9

6:30 — 8:50 a.m.

  • Aszure Barton
  • Mallika Chopra
  • Sally Armstrong
  • Sophie Morgan
  • Nonie Darwish
  • Belinda Stronach (5 min)


Session 10

9:35 – 11:47 a.m.

  • Erica Jong
  • Dr. Rachel Armstrong
  • Judith Dupre
  • Bonnie Brooks
  • Judy Collins
  • Quicky, Douglas
  • Coupland


Session 11

1:07 — 3:37 p.m. 

  • Alison Gopnik
  • Dr. Toby Rose
  • Stretch Break Ruth Shaw, Kitchen Yoga
  • Tan Le
  • Kristina Groves/Ashleigh McIvor
  • Jake Shimabukuro


Session 12

4:22 — 6:32 p.m.

  • Adam Cohen (5 min)
  • Adora Svitak
  • Tavi Gevinson
  • Natalie Tyler Tran
  • Video Clip: Granny from Britain’s Got Talent
  • Angela Funovitz
  • Lara St. John & Polkastra
  • Leonard Cohen, Closing Time

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact:

Melanie Rogers
Interim Director, Marketing & Communications
403.440.7754
sthomas@mtroyal.ca