ideaCity 2010

  • June 16-18, 2010
  • Toronto

Speakers

Elizabeth Abbott

Writer and historian

Buck Angel

Filmmaker, activist, educator

Rachel Armstrong

Teaching Fellow, The Bartlett School of Architecture

Sally Armstrong

Amnesty International award winner and documentary filmmaker

Liv Arnesen

Educator, explorer, lecturer

Nina Arsenault

Transsexual writer, artist, actress

Margaret Atwood

Writer

Melissa Auf der Maur

Musician and artist

Colette Baron-Reid

Counsellor and author

Aszure Barton

Choreographer

Brigitte Berman

Academy Award-winning producer, writer and director

Big Rude Jake

Neo-swing band

Bonnie Brooks

President and CEO, Hudson's Bay Company

Liz Canner

Filmmaker

Neshama Carlebach

Singer and songwriter of modern Jewish music

Juliana Chen

Magician

Reshmi Chetram

Founder and CEO, BollyFit

Mallika Chopra

Fitness and wellness guru

Andrea Christakakos

Musician

Adam Cohen

Singer and songwriter

Judy Collins

Singer, songwriter and activist

Alex Cuba

Cuban-Canadian singer-songwriter

Nonie Darwish

Founder, Arabs for Israel

Edith DeVore

Science and astronomy educator

Judith Dupré

Author & cultural historian

Matt Dusk

Canadian singer

Sylvia Earle

Oceanographer
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Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle has led more than 50 expeditions worldwide involving more than 6,000 hours underwater, and has also set the record for the deepest solo untethered dive - 3,000 feet into the Pacific Ocean. She has served as the chief... More

Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle has led more than 50 expeditions worldwide involving more than 6,000 hours underwater, and has also set the record for the deepest solo untethered dive - 3,000 feet into the Pacific Ocean. She has served as the chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and is currently an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society. At ideaCity2010, Sylvia discusses life underwater and the natural systems that keep us alive.

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Diane Francis

Editor-at-large, Financial Post

Angela Funovits

Mind reader

Tavi Gevinson

Fashion blogger and writer
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Tavi Gevinson is the 14 year-old creator of the hit fashion blog Style Rookie, and contributor to Pop magazine's blog: tavi.thepop.com. She has contributed to Harper's Bazaar, Love, Pop, and Spur as writer, photographer and stylist, and was featured... More

Tavi Gevinson is the 14 year-old creator of the hit fashion blog Style Rookie, and contributor to Pop magazine's blog: tavi.thepop.com. She has contributed to Harper's Bazaar, Love, Pop, and Spur as writer, photographer and stylist, and was featured on the cover of Pop this past fall. At ideaCity2010, Tavi talks about her thoughts on Sassy Magazine, labels, fashion and feminism.

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Alison Gopnik

Developmental psychologist

Anne Graham Lotz

Author and Bible school teacher

Kristina Groves

Four-time Olympic gold medalist

Vanessa Hidary

Spoken word artist

Erica Jong

Author

Tan Le

Co-founder & president, Emotiv

Emily Levine

Humorist and performer

Ashleigh McIvor

Olympic gold medalist

Natalie McLennan

Author

Cindy Meston

Researcher on women's sexuality

Sophie Morgan

Disability rights campaigner

Cristina Nehring

Critic

Kaylah Paquette

Singer and pianist

Erna Paris

Author & political writer

Cleo Paskal

Geopolitical expert

Faith Popcorn

Trend expert

Jane Poynter

Biospherian

Lakshmi Pratury

Founder, Ixoraa Media

Margaret Race

Scientist and planetary protector, SETI

Renee Reijo Pera

Infertility investigator

Erika Ritter

Canadian playwright, humorist & author

Toby Rose

Forensic pathologist and Medical Director, Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit, Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, Toronto

Ruth Shaw

Kitchen Yoga, Creator

Jake Shimabukuro

Ukelele virtuoso

Christina Sommers

Historian

Margaret Sommerville

Ethicist

Lara St. John

Violinist

Belinda Stronach

Philanthropist and former politician

Adora Svitak

Teacher, youth advocate and author
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To inspire the teachers of tomorrow, she speaks at schools of education including DePaul and Bowling Green State University. Adora advocates for education innovation around the world. A prolific writer on education and related technology, Adora has... More

To inspire the teachers of tomorrow, she speaks at schools of education including DePaul and Bowling Green State University. Adora advocates for education innovation around the world. A prolific writer on education and related technology, Adora has written for EdTech Magazine. She is a prodigious blogger, posting on 21st-century learning at The Educators' Royal Treatment, a blog dedicated to education. She was nominated in 2009 for the Edublogs Student Blog Award. Adora's books include; Flying Fingers, an engaging how-to hand book on writing for parents and kids from a student's point of view; Dancing Fingers, a collection of poetry she co-authored with her sister Adrianna; and Yang in Disguise, a coming-of-age fantasy novel with undertones of political satire. At ideaCity10, Adora discusses the old saying "Let Kids Be Kids" and what it really means (or shouldn't).

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Shanna Swan

Director of the Center for Reproductive Epidemiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Lionel Tiger

Anthropologist

Andrea Tone

Women's health historian

Sandra Tsing Loh

Writer, performance-artist and author

Natalie Tyler Tran

Video blogger and YouTube sensation
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Natalie is a Digital Media student who makes short videos on the side. Her videos have attracted more than 213,000,000 hits with approximately 600,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, making her the most subscribed and watched Australian on... More

Natalie is a Digital Media student who makes short videos on the side. Her videos have attracted more than 213,000,000 hits with approximately 600,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, making her the most subscribed and watched Australian on YouTube and one of the top 20 globally.

Tran was one of the Australian YouTube celebrities invited to talk about the site at the launch of YouTube Australia in 2007. Her videos are short satirical skits revolving around everyday observations. Natalie's videos tend to feature her playing multiple characters while mulling over a topic such as how joggers always find dead bodies and whether jogging at night can help reduce this possibility.

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Josey Vogels

Canadian sex columnist and author

Tracy Worcester

Local food campaigner

ideaCity 2010 is part of the ideaCity series of events.

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