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OTTAWA: The Walrus Talks Cultural Futures

Date & time
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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University Advancement, The Walrus


National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

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Join us, in Ottawa or online, as we explore the exciting changes and challenges that AI brings to art and culture.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

6:30 p.m.
Doors open
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

7 p.m.
The Walrus Talks Cultural Futures

8 p.m.
The Walrus Talks public reception

Complimentary entry: includes alumni reception before the event, admission to the Walrus Talks, followed by The Walrus reception

Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to transform the Canadian art world. The Walrus Talks Cultural Futures brings together seven cultural leaders to explore the influence of AI on Canada’s artistic scene.

How can Canadian artists and cultural institutions use AI to push boundaries and redefine what is possible? What are the ethical considerations surrounding the convergence of AI and culture? How will AI impact cultural education, artistic promotion, distribution, and monetization?


  • Annie Gérin, dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University
  • Valentine Goddard, founder and executive director, AI Impact Alliance; member, Advisory Council on AI of Canada
  • Bart Simon, director, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology, Concordia University
  • Jean-François Bélisle, BFA 04, MA 07, director and CEO, National Gallery of Canada
  • And more!
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