On November 19th, former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan will be hosting his second public salon, featuring talks by an impressive range of speakers. I attended the first event and walked away inspired and even awed by the thoughts and achievements of the presenters. I’m taking 3D design at Emily Carr Wednesday evenings (which is very cool) but I urge everyone else to be there!
“I hope you will consider attending another season of Public Salons on November 9, February 8 and May 31,” Says Sam. “My goal is to present a cross-section of the most interesting people in Vancouver and the ideas and insights they have about our city. What is in store for November 9?”
“Judy Illes of the UBC Brain Research Center is an expert on how startling discoveries about the brain are forcing us to rethink ethical assumptions; Peter Klein, former Producer of 60 Minutes, is uncovering how the war on drugs is starving poor countries of medical morphine leaving sick people without pain relief; Dale MacKay is the winner of Top Chef Canada; Setty Pendakur helped develop the plans for False Creek and saved the Roundhouse and now serves as Advisor to China at the highest level; Harvard trained Dr. Shimi Kang is unraveling the tangle of concurrent disorders; John Korsrud founded the Hard Rubber Orchestra and will demonstrate how four trombones can explore emotions in astonishing ways; Shannen O’Brian is a young woman from Vancouver who has single-handedly provided education and hope to hundreds of young women in rural Ghana and Max Cameron who is bringing wisdom of the ancient philosophers to improve our modern society.”
“These people and more have agreed to present in seven minutes some of their most poignant insights into Vancouver and life itself. Please help spread the word!! Tickets are $20 but if you want to attend the pre-salon dinner/reception with the speakers then the full price is $90.”
By Uncategorized., on October 13, 2011 at 9:07 pm, filed under