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Great Conversations

In the spirit of discussion, debate and discovery, this series brings leading global experts to a local audience to share thoughts, ideas and perspectives – from fostering dialogue between the scientific and artistic communities to recognizing and embracing the untapped human potential of ADHD.

The series is presented in a three-part format: speaker presentation, followed by a one-on-one conversation with a moderator and closing with a question and answer period with the audience.

Don’t miss out on these intellectually enriching, thought-provoking evenings that are sure to get you talking, leaving you to pursue great conversations of your own.

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Tickets sold separately for each presentation.

Tickets $20 | $15 for Members

Parking $5

Box office opens at 6 p.m.
Auditorium doors open at 7 p.m.
Presentation at 7:30 p.m.

Imperial Oil Auditorium
Level 1

April 11

Michael HochPhD, physicist, artist and founder of art@CMS

Cultural Collisions: Science Engagement Through the Arts

Michael HochWhat do you get when you combine artists and scientists to examine particle physics research? Answer: art@CMS, an educational outreach program of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. Science and art may seem like disparate subjects, but they’re far more compatible than you think. Showing images of diverse artwork, Michael demonstrates how fostering the creative synergies between scientists and artists can make complex scientific issues understandable, inspire curiosity about life’s big questions and maximize human innovation potential.

Moderated by Molly Shoichet, award-winning researcher, science communicator and Ontario’s first Chief Scientist


Non-Members - Purchase tickets here.

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May 16

Rick Green

Rick Green, comedian, ADHD advocate and co-founder of TotallyADD

The Power and Peril of the ADHD Mindset

It’s not just for kids. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a neurodevelopmental disorder that leads to uneven attention, restlessness and impulsivity, also affects adults. Getting diagnosed and understanding what’s going on changes everything. And yet, 80% of adults with this mindset remain undiagnosed, struggling against an invisible foe – a waste of human potential. Sharing his personal journey from unaware adult to ADHD advocate, Rick dispels the myths, stigma and fear around the disorder, and offers practical suggestions for anyone who has – or think they may have – this mindset.

Non-Members - Purchase tickets here.

Members - Purchase tickets here.