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Why participate?

I have ideas and solutions

Innovation and productivity are the drivers of economic growth. They thrive where diverse networks of businesses, ideas, people and organizations interact; consider the Ideas Festival as the collision of the minds that instigates change.

I care about the future of Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada's aging demographic means young people need to increasingly take on positions of leadership in business and government. The need to collaborate has never been greater to build that critical mass required to attract foreign investment, build economies of scale and repatriate our talent.

The world is changing rapidly everyday

The rapid pace of economic and social change, including the rise of developing countries, is forcing us to more effectively stimulate, communicate and apply new ideas. Importantly, there is no consensus around which ideas should be used.

2013 Speaker's list

Georgette LeBlanc

Georgette LeBlanc 1Artist. Author. Acadian.

Georgette LeBlanc is a multidisciplinary artist from Baie Sainte-Marie in Nova Scotia. Her creative process gives voice to the oral tradition and cultural memory, and foregrounds characters generally ignored by the official narrative. Since 2006, she has been working on a cycle of writing about Acadie, the diasporic land she has inherited.

She has worked as a professor of literature and creative writing as well as taking part in numerous book fairs, festivals and public readings in Canada and abroad.

Since 2012, she has dedicated herself completely to her creative work.

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"It was such a dynamic and innovative conference. A pleasure to be a part of and very inspiring to meet all the great young leader."

- Anjali Kapoor, Managing editor, digital, The Globe and Mail

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