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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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  • 22nd Annual Rotman Lifelong Learning Conference for Leaders: Creative Minds and Inspiring Ideas: New Approaches to Unlocking Business Opportunities - Session 1

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    The Annual Rotman Lifelong Learning Conference for Leaders returns with a three-part event series that will highlight how creativity, curiosity and passion can provide transformative professional insights. Ideal for business, government and academic leaders, this series will combine real world case studies and practical advice from experts to explore how anyone can use their imagination to advance their career goals. This first session features Natalie Nixon, Creativity Strategist & President, Figure 8 Thinking, LLC; Author, in conversation with Erica Ehm, CEO & Founder, Ehm & Co and YMC.ca, on The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, June 23 2020).

  • 22nd Annual Rotman Lifelong Learning Conference for Leaders: Creative Minds and Inspiring Ideas: New Approaches to Unlocking Business Opportunities - Session 2

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    The Annual Rotman Lifelong Learning Conference for Leaders returns with a three-part event series that will highlight how creativity, curiosity and passion can provide transformative professional insights. Ideal for business, government and academic leaders, this series will combine real world case studies and practical advice from experts to explore how anyone can use their imagination to advance their career goals. This second session features Craig Wright, Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor Emeritus of Music, Yale University; Guggenheim Fellow; Author on his book The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit—Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness (Dey Street Books, October 6, 2020).

  • Livestream: Tim Harford on "The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Tim Harford, Senior Columnist, Financial Times; Host, More or Less; Visiting Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford; bestselling Author in conversation with Heski Bar-Isaac, Professor of Integrative Thinking and Economic Analysis and Policy, and Area Coordinator, Economic Analysis & Policy Area, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto on The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics (Riverhead Books, February 2, 2021).

  • 22nd Annual Rotman Lifelong Learning Conference for Leaders: Creative Minds and Inspiring Ideas: New Approaches to Unlocking Business Opportunities - Session 3

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    The Annual Rotman Lifelong Learning Conference for Leaders returns with a three-part event series that will highlight how creativity, curiosity and passion can provide transformative professional insights. Ideal for business, government and academic leaders, this series will combine real world case studies and practical advice from experts to explore how anyone can use their imagination to advance their career goals. This third session features R. Michael Hendrix, Partner & Global Design Director, IDEO; Co-Author and Panos A. Panay, Senior Vice President for Global Strategy & Innovation, Berklee College of Music; Fellow, MIT Connection Science; Founder, Sonicbids; Author, on their book Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach us about Innovation (PublicAffairs, April 6 2021),

  • Livestream: Gillian Tett on "Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Gillian Tett, Chair, Editorial Board, and Editor-at-Large, US, Financial Times; Author and Journalist in conversation with Laura Doering, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, and Fellow, Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto on Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life (Simon & Schuster June 8, 2021).

  • Livestream: Julie Battilana & Tiziana Casciaro on "Power, for All: How It Really Works and Why It's Everyone's Business"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Julie Battilana, Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business School; Alan L. Gleitsman Professor of Social Innovation, and Founder and faculty chair, Social Innovation and Change Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; co-founder, Democratizing Work; Author and Tiziana Casciaro, Marcel Desautels Chair in Integrative Thinking and Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Author discussing their new book Power, for All: How It Really Works and Why It's Everyone's Business (Simon & Schuster, August 31, 2021).

  • Livestream: Colin Bryar & Bill Carr on "Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon"

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    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Colin Bryar, Co-Founder, Working Backwards LLC; Co-Author and Bill Carr, Co-Founder, Working Backwards LLC; Co-Author in conversation with Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto on Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon (by C. Bryar & B. Carr for St. Martin's Press Feb. 9 2021).


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