Speakeasy: Just Crazy Enough to Work

Speakeasy: Just Crazy Enough to Work. How do big things become reality when the initial idea makes people laugh?

Join our special guests in conversation as they reveal their own journeys…

  • Peter Beaudoin – Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive, COSIA (Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance) - an alliance of Canada’s largest oil sands producers, collaborating on innovations to accelerate the pace of environmental performance improvement in Canada’s oil sands.
  • Jodi Hilty - President and Chief Scientist, Yellowstone to Yukon Initiative - Y2Y is a joint Canada-U.S. not-for-profit organization that connects and protects habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive.
  • Amy Chen -  student leader in UCalgary iGEM team that competed in international competition with their innovation focused on converting human waste to plastic.

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.

REGISTER HERE (required)

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

January 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Forum (TI 160)
Max Attendees 
No Cost
Event Category 
College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation (CDCI)
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