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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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  • Livestream: Maria Konnikova on "The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win"

    Speaker Series


    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Maria Konnikova, New York Times Best-Selling Author; Journalist; Professional Poker Player in conversation with Kendrick Lo (Rotman JD/MBA ‘98), Lawyer and Patent Agent, Intellectual Property; Author, A Poker Player's Guide to Mixed Games (Eighth Street Press, 2014) on The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win (Penguin Press, 2020).

  • Livestream: Experts Discuss "Digital Health in a New World - What is Next?"

    Speaker Series | Panel Discussion | Healthcare


    Join us for a panel presentation exploring the recent giant leap forward in the adoption of virtual care and digital health solutions this past Spring, and where we are headed. For this panel we have invited former Rotman students who are making important contributions to the response to COVID-19.

  • Livestream: Pamela Newkirk on "Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business"

    Speaker Series


    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Pamela Newkirk, Award-Winning Journalist; Professor of Journalism, New York University; Author, in conversation with Sonia Kang, Associate Professor - Organizational Behaviour and HR Management; Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Toronto Mississauga and Rotman School of Management; and Research Fellow - Institute for Gender and the Economy at Rotman (GATE), University of Toronto on Diversity, Inc.: The Fight for Racial Equality in the Workplace (Bold Type Books, hardcover, 2019; paperback, Oct. 20, 2020)

  • Livestream: Joshua Gans on "The Pandemic Information Gap: The Brutal Economics of COVID-19"

    Speaker Series


    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management and Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Author on his new book The Pandemic Information Gap: The Brutal Economics of COVID-19 (updated edition paperback, MIT Press, Nov. 10, 2020).

  • Livestream: Peter Mansbridge & Mark Bulgutch on "Extraordinary Canadians: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation"

    Speaker Series


    Join us for a 1-hour livestream featuring Peter Mansbridge, Distinguished Fellow - Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto; former Chief Correspondent, CBC News; former Anchor, CBC’s “The National”; Co-Author and Mark Bulgutch, Lecturer- School of Journalism, Ryerson University; former Senior Editor, CBC’s “The National”; former Senior Executive Producer, CBC News Live Specials; Co-Author on their new book Extraordinary Canadians: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation (by M. Bulgutch and P. Mansbridge for Simon & Schuster, Nov. 10, 2020).

  • Livestream: Entrepreneurs discuss "How I Built My Company: Stories from the Front Lines of Entrepreneurship"

    Speaker Series


    Please join us for our annual panel discussion featuring four entrepreneurs who will share their stories of perseverance, trial and error, survival, and success. Our four panelists are from the education technology and entertainment industries.

  • Livestream: Rotman Business Design eXchange: Decoding Design for Innovation Conference

    Speaker Series | Conference | Panel Discussion | Networking Event


    We're bringing together global business leaders to trade stories about harnessing design as a catalyst for corporate innovation. It's a new Rotman Business Design Initiative event we're calling Rotman BDX (Business Design eXchange). The inaugural event’s theme is Decoding Design for Innovation, and offers interactive online conversations with industry leaders in the midst of organizational transformation. You'll hear from business design experts and gain a broader understanding of how to design the future of your business.

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