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Speakers' Series

Poet Maya Angelou.  Comedian Joan Rivers.  Former First Lady Laura W. Bush.  These are just a few of the inspiring speakers who have appeared in Vancouver recently as part of the Unique Lives speakers series.  Showcasing the accomplishments of extraordinary women, Unique Lives is just one of several speakers series held throughout the year on subjects ranging from politics to pop culture and art to entertainment. 

Provocative figures from diverse sectors are brought together as part of the Sam Sullivan's Public Salon series.  Spearheaded by a former Vancouver mayor, the salons gather ten invited experts from a broad cross-section of the community to debate pressing public policy ideas in a public forum.  The audience participates virtually through the use of Twitter and text messages.  A recent salon featured a brain research scientist, producer of 60 Minutes, celebrity chef, urban planner, doctor and orchestra conductor all on the same stage. 

Meanwhile, the Terry Project, organized by the University of British Columbia, hosts academics, activists and global cognoscenti who speak about pressing issues including poverty, conflict and disease. Held at downtown's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, the talks have featured a leading evolutionary biologist, a global warming activist and a psychologist who studies human destructiveness. 

Finally, regular lectures on art are also presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Western Canada's largest art museum.
 
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2015 Indian Summer Festival: OM PURI

  • June 14 - June 14
  • SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
  • 149 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: $25 / $50 VIP
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BCBusiness presents Wealthy & Wise 2015

  • May 19 - May 19
  • Orpheum Theatre
  • 601 Smithe St at Seymour
    Vancouver, BC
  • Venue: Canada Wide Media Limited
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Bard on the Beach Presents Love's Labour's Lost

  • June 19 - September 20
  • Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival - Vanier Park
  • 1695 Whyte Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V6J 5C3
  • Admission: Various Prices
  • Phone: 604-739-0559
  • Venue: Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
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Lulu Series: Art in the City

  • May 14 - May 14
  • Richmond City Hall Council Chambers
  • 6911 No. 3 Road
    Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1
  • Admission: Free
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TEDxStanleyPark

  • May 23 - May 23
  • Granville Island Stage
  • 1585 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Venue: Granville Island Stage
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Unique Lives: Piper Kerman

  • May 05 - May 05
  • Orpheum Theatre
  • 800 Block Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1
  • Contact: $44.00 / $52.00 / $65.00 / $72.00 + s/f
  • Phone: 1-866-449-8118
  • Venue: Orpheum Theatre
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Unique Lives: Shirley MacLaine

  • May 26 - May 26
  • Orpheum Theatre
  • 800 Block Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1
  • Contact: $44.00 / $52.00 / $65.00 / $72.00 + s/f
  • Phone: 1-866-449-8118
  • Venue: Orpheum Theatre
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