Transforming Society: 5 Wild Ideas for a Better Future

Needing inspiration? Feeling stuck at work/life and needing some new ways of thinking? 

Have some crazy bold ideas on changing how we do things but not sure where to share them?

On Friday, February 13 at UBC Robson Square Changemakers Vancouver, Upstream and Next Up present: Transforming Society: 5 Wild Ideas for a Better Future.

Five influential thought leaders in economics, health, culture, social justice and politics will tell us about the biggest challenges they face in their respective fields. Friday evening at UBC Robson Square, these five presenters will share their stories and ‘wild ideas’ for a better future, followed by a panel discussion. The event will be moderated by Linda Solomon of the Vancouver Observer.



Our esteemed speakers include: 

  • Shadrach Kabango aka Shad | Juno Award Winning Hip Hop Artist
  • Iglika Ivanova | Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Ryan Meili | Physician, Founder of Upstream
  • Paul Kershaw | UBC Professor, Generation Squeeze Founder
  • Harsha Walia | Co-founder, No One is Illegal Vancouver

When: Friday, February 13, 2015  
Doors open 6:30pm | Program begins 7pm 
Where: UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC

*This event is sold out*

+ Feel free to share your ideas to transform society on Twitter before the event via #wildideas
+ Interested in helping out? We’re always looking for people to get involved before, during or after the event. Drop Vancouver Changemakers a note!

Huge kudos to Erika Rathje for designing the awesome poster to our promotional sponsors SFU Radius, Groundswell and Net Tuesday. Find the Transforming Society Facebook event here.

Want to find out more about our speakers?

Ryan Meili at TEDxRegina: A Healthy Society 

Harsha Walia of No One is Illegal VancouverHarsha Walia on Anti-Oppression, Decolonization, and Responsible Allyship

Shadrach Kabango at TEDx - Bearings. Also if you were wondering about what the "aka Shad" this distinguished gentleman is also a rapper. If you haven't been inspired by his eloquence - start here.

Iglika Ivanova speaking about providing good quality education for BC kids (during the BC teacher's strike).

Paul Kershaw at TEDxPowell River from Generation Squeeze - "People under 35 deserve a chance..."


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