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Welcome to the upcoming speaker series listing. Each year, Rotman hosts about 100 public talks by international bestselling authors, top management executives and other influential thought leaders. We hope you'll join us for one of these remarkable events.

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  • CANCELLED: 3rd Annual Conclave on Innovation co-hosted by South Asian Business Association (SABA) and India Innovation Institute (III)

    Conference | Networking Event | Panel Discussion

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    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
    This year’s SABA Conclave is focused on the idea of disruption in business.

    In a world where every facet of business is ever changing and evolving to embrace new technologies and data, we explore three areas of interest to the South Asian economy and how industry leaders are helping steer their companies in the right direction. We aim to enable a forum of discussion where we talk about businesses and interests that didn’t exist five years ago - but which are thriving now. We hope to provide a detailed view of what may come next.

    Join us for a can't miss event where we will answer these three tough questions: What will the payments industry look like next? What is social innovation, and why is it important now? Is the Indian economy slowing down or simply dormant before another era of explosive growth?

  • CANCELLED - Derek H. Burney & Fen Osler Hampson on "Braver Canada: Shaping Our Destiny in a Precarious World"

    Speaker Series

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    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
    Join us for a 1-hour talk by Derek H. Burney, former Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (1987-89); Canada's former Ambassador to the United States (1989-93); Co-Author and Fen Osler Hampson, Chancellor's Professor, Carleton University; Fellow, Royal Society of Canada; Co-Author on their new book Braver Canada: Shaping Our Destiny in a Precarious World (McGill-Queen’s University Press, Apr. 16, 2020).

  • POSTPONED: David Plouffe on “A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump and Electing a New President”

    Speaker Series

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    Please note: this event has been postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date.

    Join us for a 1-hour talk featuring David Plouffe, Political Strategist; Campaign Manager for President Barack Obama; Author, A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump (Viking, 2020); Ripples of Hope: Your Guide to Electing a New President (Henry, Holt and Co., 2020) and The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory (Viking, 2009) on “A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump and Electing a New President”.

  • Livestream: Roopa Purushothaman on "Global Economic Recovery after Covid-19, and Solving Technology’s People Problem”

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Roopa Purushothaman, Chief Economist and Head of Policy Advocacy, Tata Group; Co-Author (with Group Chairman, Natarajan Chandrasekaran), Bridgital Nation: Solving Technology’s People Problem (Penguin, 2019) in conversation with Joseph Wong, Interim Vice-President, International, University of Toronto; Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation and Professor of Political Science, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto on “Global Economic Recovery after Covid-19, and Solving Technology’s People Problem”.


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