Opening Reception: Thursday, June 11, 2015

6:00 - 6:50PM Registration
6:50 - 7:00PM WELCOME // Dr. Wendy Cukier, Vice-President, Research & Innovation, Ryerson University
7:00 - 7:45PM KEYNOTE // Edward Burtynsky, Photographer, in conversation with Sophie Hackett, Associate Curator, Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario
7:45 - 8:00PM Documentary Screening
8:00 - 9:00PM Reception

SYMPOSIUM: Friday, June 12, 2015

8:00 - 9:00AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - 9:05AM WELCOME // Dr. Wendy Cukier, Vice-President, Research & Innovation, Ryerson University
9:05 - 9:10AM Remarks by Ursula Gobel, Associate Vice-President, Future Challenges, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
9:10 - 9:15 Introduction by Madeleine Co.
9:15 - 9:35 Interactive Performance by Mammalian Diving Reflex
9:35 - 10:15AM KEYNOTE // Judith Marcuse, Founder & Director, ICASC; Senior Fellow, Ashoka International
10:15 - 11:15AM PANEL 1 // Creative Connections: How can art drive public engagement and hope?
  • Justin Langlois, Co-Founder & Research Director, Broken City Lab; Assistant Professor, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
  • Sean Martindale, Artist & Designer
  • Farrah-Marie Miranda, Artist, Educator, Consultant
  • Asad Raza, Producer & Curator
  • Shawn Van Sluys, Executive Director, Musagetes
  • Moderated by Lorella Di Cintio, Associate Professor, School of Interior Design Ryerson University
11:15 - 11:30AM Break
11:30 - 12:15PM BREAKOUT SESSION 1

A. Artist Talks: Facilitating Social Connections through Public Interventions
  • Timeanddesire (Denise St. Marie & Timothy Walker), Artist Collective
  • Patricio Davila & Dave Colangelo, Media Artists

B. Multiplying Voices: Storytelling through Art
  • Gilad Cohen, Executive Director, Jayu: Human Rights Film Festival
  • Suelyn Knight, Project Manager, Black Experience Project, Environics Institute
  • Suruthi Ragulan, Women's Sexual Health Coordinator, Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention

C. Planning with Art: The Artist Role in City Building
  • Jennie Suddick, Multidisciplinary Artist, Professor, OCAD University
  • Sara Udow, Urban Planner, R.E. Millward & Associates

D. Public Space ARTivism
  • Alexis Kane Speer, Founding Director, STEPS Initiative
  • Mojan Jianfar, Director of Projects & Partnerships, STEPS Initiative
  • Vera Belazelkoska, Manager of Community Projects, STEPS Initiative
  • Brent Fairbairn, Project Development, STEPS Initiative

E. Transforming Healthcare through Art
  • Dr. Jennifer L. Lapum, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
  • Christine Harris, Founder & Chief Innovator, Articulate Health; Advisory Chair, North York Arts
12:15 - 1:30PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:30PM PANEL 2 // Creative Systems: How can art inspire new social economies?
  • Michael Murray, Music & Arts Service Organizations Officer, Ontario Arts Council
  • Pru Robey, Vice President, Artscape; Director, Creative Placemaking Lab
  • Sheila Sampath, Principal & Creative Director, The Public; Editorial & Art Director, Shameless magazine
  • Kristyn Wong-Tam, City Councillor, Ward 27, City of Toronto
  • Moderated by: Maggie Flynn, Artist; Researcher; Co-Director, Whippersnapper Gallery
2:30 - 2:45PM Break

A. Disruptive Imaginings: Catalyzing Social Innovation by Bridging Arts, Futures, and Sustainability
  • Vanessa Timmer, Executive Director, One Earth; Curator, Cities for People
  • Shawn Van Sluys, Executive Director, Musagetes

B. The Future of Precarious Work: Issues around Art and Labour
  • Carole Condé, Artist
  • Karl Beveridge, Artist
  • Maggie Flynn, Artist; Researcher; Co-Director, Whippersnapper Gallery
  • Nahed Mansour, Artist; Director, Mayworks Festival

C. Speed Ideating
  • Ella Cooper, Manager, Neighbourhood Arts Network
  • Naty Tremblay, Field Placement Coordinator, SKETCH
  • Phyllis Novak, Artistic Director & Founder, SKETCH

D. Transitions in Progress: Making Space for Place
  • Roberta Buiani, Researcher, Activist, Media Artist
  • Elena Basile, Researcher, Teacher, Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto

E. Weathering Climate Change: Bridging Art and Innovation
  • Ross Curtner, Co-Founder, Adjacent Possibilities
  • Scott Baker, Co-Founder, Adjacent Possibilities
  • Filiz Klassen, Professor, Ryerson University
3:30 - 3:45PM Break
3:45 - 4:45PM PANEL 3 // Creative Futures: How can art imagine better possible futures?
  • Linh Nguyen, the Bodhi Collective, Ryerson University
  • Vanessa Timmer, Executive Director, One Earth
  • Greg van Alstyne, Professor, OCAD University
  • Annie Wong, Young Mammals Director, Mammalian Diving Reflex
  • Moderated by Dr. Laurie Petrou, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
4:45 - 5:45PM KEYNOTE // Steve Duncombe and Steve Lambert, Co-Founders of the Centre for Artistic Activism
5:45 - 6:00PM Interactive Activity
6:00 - 6:05PM Closing Remarks