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Get ready for Rising Economy 2022!

Now in its third year, this high-impact three-day conference is designed to cut through the confusion and discord of the past few years to define a clearer path to our economic future.

Together, let’s create the clarity  we need for the future we choose.

Explore world-changing ideas. Gain clarity. Create impact.

Join the conversation at this immersive conference featuring leading thinkers sharing bold ideas on how to tackle the key issues of our time, from major economic shifts to deep-seated societal discord, the crises in housing and healthcare, and the urgency of climate change.

From entrepreneurs and innovators to business, government and nonprofit leaders, Rising Economy 2022 is for those who are ready to RISE to the challenge of creating a Resilient, Innovative, Sustainable and Equitable economy and world.

Rising Economy by the numbers

70
leading speakers
900
attendees
50
partners

Your #REW2022 experience

Inspiring and provocative keynotes by local and global thought leaders. 

High-energy panels on critical topics, from economic shifts to the climate emergency.  

Purpose-driven networking with people who are passionate about our future.

A collaborative atmosphere designed for idea exchange.

Insights and takeaways to help you and your organization navigate complexity. 

Expertly curated in-person and virtual programming.

Your #REW2022 experience

Inspiring and provocative keynotes by local and global thought leaders. 

High-energy panels on critical topics, from economic shifts to the climate emergency.  

Purpose-driven networking with people who are passionate about our future.

A collaborative atmosphere designed for idea exchange.

Insights and takeaways to help you and your organization navigate complexity. 

Expertly curated in-person and virtual programming.

Meet our 2022 keynote speakers

Shachi Kurl

President, Angus Reid Institute

When major media wants to understand anything from political popularity to millennial work habits, they turn to Shachi Kurl. A former political journalist, Kurl has a remarkable grasp on what we’re collectively thinking about society’s most pressing issues. Kurl shares how to get to the heart of our major cultural, economic and political shifts — and find common ground during times of upheaval.

Dr. Jennifer Gardy

Deputy Director of Surveillance, Data & Epidemiology, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jennifer Gardy challenges commonly held beliefs, allowing us to make more informed decisions about how we live. At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she uses DNA sequencing to understand how outbreaks start and spread — and how they can be stopped. This former senior scientist at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control is one of the Government of Canada’s 20 Women of Impact in STEM.

Mary W. Rowe

President & CEO, Canadian Urban Institute

Urban advocate and civil society trailblazer Mary Rowe has worked across Canada and the U.S. on solutions to some of our greatest urban challenges and distinguished city-building programs like UN Habitat and the World Urban Forum. Mary is a Senior Fellow with Shorefast, a national charity focused on building community economies.

Dr. Myles Druckman

Vice President, Medical Services, International SOS

Dr. Myles Druckman is one of the world’s foremost experts in global health security and crisis management. As SVP and Global Medical Director at International SOS, he leads the development and management of innovative solutions that protect people and their institutions from global health threats. Dr. Druckman is co-chair of the non-profit International Corporate Health Leadership Council and an alumnus of World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow Network.

Your conference at a glance

Day 1

Local Leadership Day

Designed for community leaders, municipal staff and elected officials, Day 1 focuses on leading local change. Explore issues and ideas on economic development, urban growth, Indigenous reconciliation, climate impact and more. Attendance is reserved.

Day 2

In-Person

Day 2 features dynamic keynotes and panels on today’s top issues, from the battle for urban space  to the crisis of public confidence. Finish the day at reception and dinner with keynote Shachi Kurl of Angus Reid Institute, who will break hot topics with characteristic frankness.

Day 3

Virtual

From mission-based innovation to healthcare’s impact on economic development, this all-virtual day is jam-packed with buzzworthy keynotes, firesides and panels.

“To hold an event this impactful, inclusive and deftly run was a feat of teamwork and inspiration that we watched in awe.”

— Tom Gierasimczuk, Capital Daily

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Our full schedule is coming soon! Be the first to get exciting announcements, news about speakers and tips for making the most of your # REW2022 conference experience.

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