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Main Stage

Our Future Starts Now

Presented By
Meridian Hall
Sept20
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sept21
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Main Stage

Think 2030. 

Thinking so far ahead can seem daunting, but the technology and art at our fingertips means we can shape our paths to the future.

On the Think 2030 stage, we will take a deep dive into the future we want to see. That includes taking a close look at the present-day innovations that are making it possible and the building blocks of the past that continue to inspire us.

What does it take to Think 2030? We need to think through the lens of creativity, innovation, and community. Discover how we can best operate as a generation of leaders, thinkers and game-changers who push the art and tech worlds in a positive direction.
The path we take today leads us into the world of tomorrow. On the Think 2030 stage, the future is now.

Segments To Watch

Inclusion & wellness in Web3

Sept 20 | 5:45 PM

Shira Lazar, CEO of What’s Trending, sits down with Krista Kim to answer a fundamental question in emerging tech: What does it mean to be a woman in Web3? A thought-provoking conversation about evolving our humanity as we evolve our tech, supporting mental health and what is on the horizon for a decentralized internet.

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The shape of comfort and certainty in a digital world

Sept 20 | 7:00 PM

Join Debbie Gamble of Interac Corp and Vivek Wadhwa, world-renowned academic, entrepreneur, and author, as they unravel the challenges faced by consumers and businesses navigating an increasingly complex digital world.

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Reshaping the music industry through tech and innovation

Sept 20 | 7:30 PM

Join Our Lady Peace’s Raine Maida and Broadcaster Alan Cross to explore how technology can give musicians, artists and creators more control.

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The future of space travel – Now!

Sept 21 | 10:15 AM

Experiential and mind-expanding, join Chris Hadfield for an unforgettable talk as he takes us from launch to the space station to the moon and beyond. This journey will bring us back to earth to talk about the issues facing us now, how we’re going to solve them and how space is a big part of the solution. Get you questions ready!

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What it takes to win

Sept 21 | 2:00 PM

Andre De Grasse knows a few things about winning and what it takes to succeed. Hear his key insights into leadership, overcoming adversity and taking your shot when the moment arrives. Moderated by Kayla Grey (TSN), this Q&A will have you motivated to win.

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Baseline to boardroom: A conversation with Venus Williams

Sept 21 | 4:00 PM

Hear the inside story of Venus Williams‘ journey from a championship tennis career, to a growing business empire. Moderator Vanessa Craft will uncover what Venus thinks about sustainability, building corporate culture, and the future for women entrepreneurs. This is the headliner on centre court. Don’t miss it.

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Why Attend

Discover the innovations that will lead us into the 2030’s
Hear from trend-setting experts in technology
Explore the importance of art in shaping culture
Find inspiration for your business and philanthropic ventures

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