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Ideas That Change The World Symposium

50th Anniversary Event


Event Date: Friday, August 8 - Saturday, August 9, 2014

Event Location:

Trent University-  Symons Campus

Locations to each panel are listed on their individual pages

Event Hours:

Opening Symposium Keynote Address: Friday, August 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Event Admission:

$110 + applicable taxes (per person) includes lunches and refreshments
$95 + applicable taxes (per person based on registration of a group of 4 people or more) includes lunches and refreshments

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Event Description

Join over 75 of Trent's most outstanding alumni and faculty as they converge to challenge thinking in the areas of: Education, Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Sustainability & the Environment, Life & Health, and Critical Cultural Inquiry. Opening keynote address by Chancellor Don Tapscott, world authority on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology.

Event Details

  • This Symposium will feature 75+ of Trent's brightest minds, featured in panel discussions, organized in 5 themes.
  • Opening Symposium Keynote Address by Dr. Don Tapscott, Author, Entrepreneur and current Chancellor of Trent University, Trent Alumnus '66: "Rethinking Civilization: Five Modest Proposals for a World that Needs Changing".
  • The following Five Themes will be offered (of which you pick one):
  • How do I pick my sessions?
    • Registrants must select one theme only. Each theme will include the Keynote address on Friday morning, followed by two panels on Friday morning and afternoon followed by the third panel of the theme which will occur on Saturday morning.
    • Participants will only be permitted to attend a session outside of their panel if space permits and only after all registered guests are seated.
  • The following refreshments will be provided to all Symposium Registrants:
    • Friday a.m. & p.m. coffee breaks
    • Friday buffet lunch
    • Saturday a.m. coffee break
    • Saturday buffet lunch

Trent University Alumni Affairs would like to thank and acknowledge these incredible speakers for volunteering their time and expertise to be a part of this Symposium.



Thank you to our generous Symposium Lead Sponsors:

Four Corners Group


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Thank you to our generous Symposium theme sponsors:


Critical Cultural Inquiry

Stephen Stohn '66

Future of Education

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Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Curve Lake First Nation

Life and Health

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Sustainability & Environment

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Further Questions?

Please email or phone Alumni Affairs at 705-748-1573