Linda Beck: The Power of Learning
Moderator: John Schaffter
When: February 28, 2017, 12 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, 2nd Floor, Committee Room 4
Bring: Your lunch and an appetite for innovation
A TED Talk & an interactive session with Linda to discover the impact of our body language on how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.
Date: Mon, 16 January 2017
Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Committee Room 2, 2nd Floor
In light of recent world events, intolerance and hatred have increased in the public sphere. At this interesting and interactive session, we will hear from Toronto’s top experts on how to be an ally, and how to stand up to intolerance in all its forms.
Hear from two dynamic experts on the subject, the City’s own Human Rights Office, Catharinah Kim, and the Executive Director of Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Debbie Douglas. This panel will be hosted by Uzma Shakir, Director of Equity, Diversity and Human Rights.
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What’s the story
The Innovation Lab hosted an event in the fall of 2014 to introduce City staff to what’s possible with data visualizations. Arising from a need to understand the basics, and establish an entry level framework on what visualizations can do and how to create them using best practices. Honey Dacanay, a data visualization specialist who works for the Province of Ontario, was willing to share her data visualization suggestions and presentation with us.This was followed by a panel of City data users who are already proficient in the data visualization field, including Harvey Low and Carolyn Humphreys.
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Location: City Hall, Council Chambers
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Presenter: Jennifer Keesmaat, blogs at http://ownyourcity.ca/
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Date: 25 October 2013 @ noon
Location: City Hall, Committee Room #1
TED Talker: Dan Ariely, author and academic in behavioural economics
Presenter: Jim Hart, former General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation and former Executive Director of Municipal Licensing and Standards
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Date: 24 September 2013 @ noon
Location: City Hall, Committee Room #2
TED Talker: Geoff Mulgan, writer, consultant and teacher on the effects of internet technologies.
Presenter: Julia Langer, Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Atmospheric Fund
11th TEDucation Session
Date: 9 July 2013 @ noon
Location: Metro Hall, Room # 308
TED Talker: Clay Shirky, writer, consultant and teacher on the effects of internet technologies.
Presenter: Rob Meikle, City of Toronto’s Chief Information Officer