Posts tagged ‘Conferences’

October 4, 2009

Overheard at the SPT Symposium

Late arrivers had to sit along the steps in the auditorium at New College/U of T. Ed Broadbent led off Social Planning Toronto‘s Building the Future We Want symposium. Chief economist at the TD Bank Don Drummond sat in the second row, his session and chance to answer was up next. Potential candidate for mayor of Toronto Glen Murray was scheduled to finish at the end of the day.

It was the place to be. Registration had had to be cut off. Organizers were also wise enough to schedule long breaks so that registrants could network. {Shameless ad inserted here: If you haven’t become a member of the newly re-branded SPT, you should.}

I couldn’t stay for long, but even the few morning hours I attended yielded some great quotable quotes. Here’s two:

  • “Everybody’s talking about community hubs within their own silos.”
  • “David Frum is my favourite Canadian export.” (okay, Broadbent said this in his speech.)

What did you hear?

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