Speakeasy: Failing Successfully

If startups, science experiments and design prototypes are doomed to fail, how do we use the experience to foster creativity and innovation?

Join our special guests in conversation as they reveal their own journeys…
  • Jim Dinning had a unique path of discovery in business and government which led him to become the youngest deputy minister in Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs in 1984, just to start. His many years of community involvement offer stimulating conversation.
  • Patrick Finn is a visionary in the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. He integrates performance art and technology, working across the frontiers of the arts and science and business, bringing an extraordinary perspective to the discussion.
  • Mayesha Tashnil thinks big! Look out, because as a recent grad, her career is just beginning. Trained as a chemical engineer but cut her teeth as a leader and mentor in the Fuse Collective and tinkering with solar cars, she knows that failure is always an option.

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.

This event is open to the public and University of Calgary academic staff, staff and students. Please direct questions to cdci@ucalgary.ca

November 9, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Gallery (TI 100)
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No Cost
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College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation (CDCI)
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