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Thinking Out Loud 2017: urban futures, TV stories and Indigenous expressions

On February 2, Concordia’s popular public conversation series returns
December 14, 2016
By J. Latimer

TOL 2017 will feature new podcast productions, including 2067, a futurecast audio series. TOL 2017 will feature new podcast productions, including 2067, a futurecast audio series.

Industry icons, thought leaders, prominent researchers — they’re all on deck to participate in Concordia’s signature public engagement series.

The 2017 edition of Thinking Out Loud (TOL) starts on February 2, bringing together the university’s researchers and faculty members with key public figures to discuss ideas both big and small.

A new podcast

The live conversation series returns once again to the D.B. Clarke Theatre in the Henry F. Hall Building on Sir George Williams Campus.

In addition to live events, TOL 2017 will also feature podcast productions. These include 2067, a futurecast audio series hosted by Francine Pelletier; Expo 67, a video and audio series revisiting elements of the exhibition on the 50th anniversary of its opening; and a collection of new audio tracks showcasing TOL speakers from 2013-16.

Register now!

Building upon the success of recent TOL conversations — which featured speakers such as author Joseph Boyden, forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs and Irish gender activist Miss Panti Bliss — this year’s lineup boasts an equally intriguing lineup of thought leaders.

Register to join these nine luminaries as they spark lively conversations:

February 2: Future Urban (the City Designed)

What is important about city design?

  • Ken Greenberg – urban designer and author of Walking Home: the Life and Lessons of a City Builder (Random House Canada), former director of urban design and architecture for the City of Toronto
  • Carmela Cucuzzella – associate professor, Department of Design and Computation Arts, Concordia University Research Chair in Integrated Design, Ecology, And Sustainability (IDEAS) for the Built Environment


February 9: Future Small Screen — Talking Television

What makes TV important now?

March 1: Business Ownership Now

Entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well — again.


April 18: Indigenous Culture — Expression, Resistance, Resilience

Indigenous cultural expression in focus.

  • Tanya Tagaq – Polaris Music Prize–winner and Canadian throat singer from Nunavut
  • Heather Igloliorte – assistant professor of art history in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement

April 20: Talking Comics and Graphic Novels


Thinking Out Loud (TOL) starts on February 2, 2017. 



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