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Public Salon May 2012: Win Tickets

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 — 9:37am PDT
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The next Public Salon in Vancouver will be taking place May 16th as experts, thinkers, innovators, and leaders of their field are invited to the stage at the Vancouver Playhouse. They will each get a few minutes to share a piece of their world with an audience and present on a variety of topics.


Charles Barber – City Opera (Twitter)
Carolyn Chan & Clancy Dennehy – Butoh Dance
Dr. Hal Gunn – Inspired Health (Twitter)
Jas Johal – Global TV Journalist (Twitter)
Dr. Unjali Malhotra – Women’s Health
Jim Bolger – Environmental Ocean Research
Chip Wilson – Founder of Lululemon (Twitter)
Aaron Sanderson – Next Leadership Network

Past speakers have included MLA Wally Oppal, Ryan Holmes (Founder of HootSuite), Top Chef Canada’s Dale MacKay, Mark Brand (Boneta, Save on Meats), Tsawwassen Chief Kim Baird, Terry McBride (CEO, Nettwork Music), John Fluevog, Ken Lum, and more.


“For 10 Years Global Civic Founder Sam Sullivan hosted private salons over dinner with about 10 invited guests from a broad cross-section of the community. His friend and mentor Prof. Abraham Rogatnick was a frequent guest and just before he died he urged Sullivan to bring the benefits of the salon to a broader public. As a tribute to his friend Abraham, Sullivan decided to do just that. The Public Salon presents public policy ideas and promotes public discussion of them.”

Leah Costello John Fraser

John Robinson Sam Sullivan
Photo credit: Global Civic Policy on Flickr


The Public Salon on May 16th will run from 7:30pm until 9:00pm with an optional pre-show dinner at 6:00pm. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door, and $90 for the dinner along with premiere circle seats for the salon.


You can follow the presenters on their Twitter accounts (if listed above) and follow @GlobalCivic on Twitter along with the tag #publicsalon on the night of the event.

I had the chance to attend a Public Salon in November and I found it to be inspirational, thought-provoking, and highly entertaining. I believe this is due to the brief length of the talks, the varied topics, and the caliber of the speakers. If you would like to attend this next Public Salon on May 16th, I have two tickets available to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming 1 Vancouverite you’d love to see give a talk (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a pair of tickets to @GlobalCivic’s #PublicSalon from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at 12:00pm on Monday, May 7, 2012. Update The winner is Mary!

Current contests on


  1. Nicole says:

    It woudld be great to hear Jim Pattison or Kim Baird speak.

  2. Michelle says:

    How about Terry McBride.

  3. luc says:

    I’d like to see Douglas Coupland.

  4. Grant Daisley says:

    Good call, @Luc – I second Douglas Coupland

  5. Sanaz says:

    Rick Hansen

  6. Samantha says:

    Faye Wightman from the Vancouver Foundation would be an interesting and inspirational speaker.

  7. Agasel says:

    Sully. 😉 In uniform, of course.

  8. Jas says:

    Trevor Linden 🙂

  9. winnie says:

    Douglas Coupland.

  10. Ronald says:

    Steve Nash, NBA Basketball Player

  11. Mary says:

    I’d love to see Daneille LaPorte give a talk! She’s a motivational speaker and writer.

  12. Rebecca says:

    Trevor Linden

  13. Linda says:

    Bramwell Tovey of the VSO.

  14. Annie says:

    Rick Hansen

  15. Brenda says:

    Sarah McLachlan

  16. Michelle W. says:

    I’d like to see Trevor Linden!

  17. Thomas says:

    Trevor Linden

  18. Nikki says:

    Danielle LaPorte

  19. May says:

    Douglas Coupland!

  20. shelaine says:

    yes, douglas coupland.

  21. Rick Cluff…yes I know odd – but I love listening to him in the morning!

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