Our
speakers
2021

The honourable Steven Guilbeault

Minister of Canadian Heritage

Minister of Canadian Heritage

Nathalie Roy

Minister of Culture and Communications

Minister of Culture and Communications

Éric Caire

Minister for Government Digital Transformation, Minister Responsible for Access to Information and the Protection of Personal Information, Member for La Peltrie

Minister for Government Digital Transformation, Minister Responsible for Access to Information and the Protection of Personal Information, Member for La Peltrie

Sara Diamond

President Emerita of OCAD University

Cultural, health and urban data visualization

Dr. Sara Diamond, CM, Order of Ontario, is the President Emerita of OCAD University and leads its Visual Analytics Laboratory, with funded research in cultural, health and urban data visualization. She has contributed to cultural policy for decades and is currently leading Toronto’s ArtWorxTO, year of public art.

Frédéric Julien

Research and Development Director for the Canadian Association for the Performing Arts

Digital transformation

Frédéric Julien has been active in the sector of the performing arts for the last few decades as Cultural manager, expert-consultant and activists. Since 2010 he has directed the research and the development of policies at the Canadian Association for the Performing Arts (CAPACOA). His work has included the broadcast of live shows and digital transformation.

Éric Lefebvre

Executive Director of the Quartier des spectacles Partnership (Montreal)

Data-sharing project

Éric Lefebvre is the Executive Director of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership since September 2020. From 2013 to 2020, he was the Partnership's Director of Development and took charge of numerous initiatives related to international development, business model diversification and shared processes, all with the aim of meeting the challenges of the digital revolution.

Anne Torreggiani

CEO of The Audience Agency

Audience strategy

Anne Torreggiani is the CEO of The Audience Agency, the UK national charity for public engagement and participation. She is a specialist in audience strategy and research, trends and patterns of public engagement across the arts and heritage.

Ana Serrano

President and Vice Chancellor of OCAD University

Active digital media producer

Ana Serrano is the President and Vice Chancellor of OCAD University, Canada’s oldest and largest art, design and media university. Founder of the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab), Ana is also an active digital media producer and continues to advise media and entertainment technology startups. An active volunteer, Ana is Co-chair of the Open Democracy Project and Co-director of its annual democracy summit, DemocracyXChange.