Who Should Own an Idea?

  • April 13, 2013
  • 7:00 pm
  • Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library

Canada invests significant amounts of public money in the arts and sciences through institutions such as hospitals or universities or through extensive grant programs. Who benefits from the commercialization of ideas generated from all that activity—and who should?

Tony Redpath (MaRS), Leona Herzog (Manitoba Hydro), Peter Grant, (McCarthy Tétrault) and Mark Lovewell (Ryerson University and the Literary Review of Canada) join in a discussion moderated by Mary Rowe (Municipal Art Society of New York City).

  • General admission: $20



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Through nationally relevant and locally nuanced discussions, presentations and performances, the festival seeks to spur its participants to action on issues affecting Canadians. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking, and solution-driven, this national railway of ideas will provide Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century.

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