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, January 25, 2018 from 5-7 pm, Taylor Institute Atrium and Forum 

We will explore how big things become reality when the very idea initially makes people laugh.

Our Guest Speakers

Peter Beaudoin   Jodi Hilty  

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 Archives

Failing Successfully, November 25, 2017