Speakeasy Series

What is the Speakeasy Series?

Speakeasy is an event series that facilitates community-building with thought provoking discussion among students, staff and community across the arts, humanities, business, science and engineering in order to foster discovery, creativity and innovation. Enjoy provocative discussion, jazz, and art in the beautiful Taylor Institute building. Expand your mind and your connections, share ideas and discover new perspectives.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5-7 pm, Taylor Institute Atrium and Forum 


What does it take to create a movement for change? To rewire our practices and our mindsets in such a way that we can empower and enable student changemakers? What happens when we encourage students to lead social innovation by focusing on the research and inquiry processes required to mobilize people around a shared purpose? In the second of our three Speakeasy events, we’ll explore how students, citizens and researchers engage in the process of social innovation. Together with guests from the social, arts and tech sectors, we’ll examine how we as a campus community can create changemakers able to make the world better, by design.

Upcoming Speakeasy Events

Decolonizing Discovery: Collaborations with Community, February, 28, 2019.

Speakeasy Archives

2018 - 2019

Creativity: Indigenous Approaches, September 27, 2018

2017 - 2018

Difficult Conversations, May 16, 2018

Just Crazy Enough to Work, January 25, 2018

Failing Successfully, November 25, 2017