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Ray Kelly

Tuesday, October 6, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre, Rehearsal Ballroom
200 Victoria Street, Toronto

Few people know more about how to stop terrorism than the man who did for over a decade. 

True, violent crime in New York did fall by 40% during Ray Kelly's 14 years as commissioner, starting right after 9-11. But his bigger achievement is, he created the first counter-terrorism bureau of any municipal police department in North America, stationing detectives in 11 foreign cities.   

Simon Winchester

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

The University Club
380 University Avenue, Toronto

Simon Winchester's Pacific links China to Silicon Valley. 


downloadIn fact, his brilliant new biography of the Pacific Ocean is about the rise of the Pacific and its power to shape tomorrow's world as the Atlantic has shaped today's.


Niall Ferguson

Friday, October 23, 2015
12:00pm - 2:00pm 

The Four Seasons Hotel, Vinci Ballroom
60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto

Hear one of the world's eminent thinkers uncover one of its most controversial figures 


NiallFerguson_smNiall Ferguson is not only the author of 14 acclaimed books on economics and history such as The Ascent of Money and Civilization: The West and the Rest; he's a prolific commentator on contemporary politics and its players. 

Anthony Sargent

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
7:30 - 9:00am

The Four Seasons Hotel, Vinci Ballroom
60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto

He sees ourselves as others see us. 

Anthony Sargent credit Mark SavagesmLast month, Anthony Sargent left Britain to become the CEO of the international Luminato festival here in Toronto. Sargent was the founding director of Sage Gateshead, "an uncompromisingly ambitious arts centre" in the northeast of England. Before that, he was with the BBC as a manager, producer and presenter in senior arts and current affairs roles; artistic projects director at the newly independent South Bank Centre in London; and Head of Arts for Birmingham City Council.  

David Thomson

Monday, November 16, 2015
6:30pm - 8:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm)

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

Learn how to watch a movie, with one of the world's most brilliant guides.


David Thomson is one of the most admired critics of our time. His new book, "How to Watch a Movie" offers brilliant insights into the act of watching movies and an enlightening discussion about how to get more from any film experience.