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The Maclean's Ideas Summit Returns to Revolutionize How We Think About Education in Canada

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Spanning three engaging events, leading experts will discuss cutting-edge topics impacting the evolution of how we will learn in Canada.

November 10, 2023 (Toronto, ON) - SJC Media is thrilled to announce the return of the Maclean's Ideas Summit, a dynamic series of events focusing on the future of education. This second edition, spanning three engaging events in November and December, will delve into the theme "How We Will Learn" with a spotlight on newcomers and education access; technology integration;  colliding with AI; and the future of skill development.

Renowned thought leaders including Dr. Stacy Chika Oriuwa, a medical trailblazer advocating for marginalized groups named to the Maclean’s 2022 Power List; Dr Sara Diamond, President Emerita, OCAD University; Dr. Elka Walsh, Associate Vice President, Learning & Teaching at Microsoft Canada and more will share insights on pedagogy, DEI and innovation in education.

"In our fast-changing world, education and how to acquire and share knowledge has more implications than ever before,” says Jason Maghanoy, publisher of Maclean's. One of the pillars of the Maclean’s brand, education is being impacted by many of the important issues of our time including  AI, diversity, equity and the economy. So in studying education, we are talking about what's at stake right now.” 

Event Details:

DAY 1 - Newcomers and education access

Date: November 20, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Luma, 350 King Street West 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON

Featured Speakers:

  • Muraly Srinarayanathas, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, 369 Global
  • Ana Serrano, President, OCAD University
  • Pedro Barata, Executive Director, Future Skills Centre
  • Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa, Maclean's Power List

*Moderated by Jason Maghanoy, Publisher, Maclean’s

DAY 2 - Technology integration and new practices

Date: November 29, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM

Virtual Fireside Chat via Zoom with Dr. Elka Walsh - Associate Vice President, Learning & Teaching at Microsoft Canada

DAY 3 - Colliding with AI and The future of skill development

Presented by Global University Systems

Date: December 4, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: OCAD by the Waterfront, 130 Queens Quay E, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Featured Speakers:

  • Keynote: Cyndi Mcleod, Global University Systems
  • Satish Kanwar, Founder and Investor; Former Vice-President of Product at Shopify
  • Sara Diamond, President Emerita, OCAD University
  •  Paulette Senior, Canadian Women's Foundation

Moderated by Jason Maghanoy, Publisher, Maclean's

This Maclean’s Ideas Summit is proudly supported by lead sponsor Global University Systems Canada, and signature partner, 369 Global.

The inaugural Maclean’s Ideas Summit, inspired by the magazine’s annual Year Ahead issue, featured leading thinkers discussing the future of Canada in 2023. The three-day in-person and virtual summit  included a live Q&A with Dr. David Suzuki, a fireside chat with Dr. Andrew Boozary, and a panel of Mini Talks from industry leaders on innovation in health care, business, education, and more.

Registration and Ticket Information:

Events are complementary to TL Insider members; Day 1 and 3 are ticketed events with limited seating available. Ticket information will be released soon. 

About Maclean’s:

Canada's best-known and most beloved national magazine, Maclean’s covers politics, culture, trends, ideas, and personalities with a focus on blockbuster longform feature storytelling. Through its irresistible monthly print edition, eye-catching online stories, social channels, and in its newsletter and live events, Maclean's helps readers understand their country and their world. At the 2023 National Magazine Awards, Maclean’s was named Best Magazine: News, Business and General Interest. Maclean's is published by SJC Media, Canada’s largest publisher of trusted brands with a reach touching more than 23 million Canadians. Visit

For media inquiries, and more information about the Maclean’s Ideas Summit, please contact:

Marta Tsimicalis

Director of Communications, SJC


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