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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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Her Majesty Queen Noor

  • March 10 - March 10
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 630 Hamilton Street at Georgia
    Vancouver, BC
  • Venue: Vancouver Board of Trade
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Sam Sullivan's Public Salon 21

  • February 18 - February 18
  • Vancouver Playhouse
  • 600 Hamilton Street (Dunsmuir and Hamilton)
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
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Contemporary Art Gallery Feedback Talk Series: Zora McMillan

  • February 01 - February 01
  • Contemporary Art Gallery
  • 555 Nelson Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: Jill Henderson
  • Phone: 604-681-2700
  • Venue: Contemporary Art Gallery
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Music in the Morning presents Eric Friesen in convesaton with Jan Lisieck

  • April 01 - April 01
  • Vancouver Academy of Music
  • 1270 Chestnut Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: $16.00 / $33.00 / $35.00
  • Contact: Music in the Morning
  • Phone: 604-873-4612
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Music in the Morning presents Simone Osborne in conversation with Eric Friesen

  • January 28 - January 28
  • Vancouver Academy of Music
  • 1270 Chestnut Street
    Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: $32.00 / 30.00 / $16.00
  • Contact: Music in the Morning
  • Phone: 604-873-4612
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Ocean Cruising Adventures Speaker Series

  • January 30 - February 27
  • 1100 Chestnut St
    Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
  • Admission: Members $10, non-members $15, Complete series Members $30 non-members $50
  • Contact: Rosario Passos
  • Phone: 604-469-3595
  • Venue: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
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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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Unique Lives: Valerie Harper

  • April 21 - April 21
  • 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: Debra McGrath & Colin Mochrie

  • March 03 - March 03
  • 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: Sister Rosemary

  • February 03 - February 03
  • 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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