Trent University Opens Inaugural “Ideas that Change the World” Conference


Free public events tribute Tony Storey on Friday, September 30

Thursday, September 29, 2011, Peterborough

Trent University warmly welcomes the community to a series of events in recognition of past alumni director Tony Storey ‘71, including an art show preview, the new “Ideas that Change the World” conference, and a courtyard dedication, all kicking off Head of the Trent and Homecoming weekend festivities on Friday, September 30, 2011 on Symons Campus.

Vernissage, Art Show Preview with Spencer J. Harrison – Alumni House 2 p.m.
From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., locally acclaimed artist Spencer J. Harrison will treat guests to a preview of his art at Alumni House before officially launching his show on Saturday afternoon, which will run October 1 until Thursday, October 6.

Ideas That Change the World Conference – Lady Eaton College 4 p.m.
Beginning at 4 p.m., a speaker series entitled, “Ideas That Change the World”, will take place in Lady Eaton College, room 201, with guest panelists including Spencer J. Harrison, Professor John Wadland, Nigel Roulet and Emily Morrison. “Ideas that Change the World” is envisioned as a conference of speakers and presentations that will culminate “in a good party,” in honour of Tony Storey, who values so highly the learning that takes place outside of the classroom.

Courtyard Dedication – Alumni House 5:30 p.m.
Finally, alumni and friends are invited to attend a reception and dedication of the Tony Storey courtyard at Alumni House from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Tony Storey retired in June 2011 as the longest-serving director of Alumni Affairs at any university in Canada. Mr. Storey nurtured alumni engagement at Trent over three decades. He was selected by the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) as the winner of the 2011 CCAE Outstanding Achievement Award.


For more information, please contact: Lee Hays, director, Alumni Affairs, 705-748-1599, to RSVP, email or call 705-748-1573