Have you got a curious mind? Now you can slake your thirst for knowledge (without paying university tuition): Curious Minds Weekend will include three days of thought-provoking panels, presentations, lectures, discussions and a film screening. Speakers include:

  • Naomi Klein: Discussing what it will take to build and sustain green policies in the age of Donald Trump
  • Gigi Gorgeous: Screening This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, a documentary that follows Gorgeous’ coming out as a transgender female, followed by a candid discussion on gender, identity and the power of the camera
  • Ryan Lizza: Chief Political Correspondent for The New Yorker, Lizza will break down the political machinations that are under way in Washington, and forecast the ripple effect to be felt by people around the world
  • Dan Savage: Savage will bring a form of Savage Love to the stage
  • Tatiana Maslany: First-ever live table read of Orphan Black, followed by an in-depth discussion on the internationally renowned show, shot and set in Toronto
  • Craig Kielburger: Kielburger will share his practical tips for becoming a more active citizen of the world and the important life lessons he learned at the hands of Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela
  • Jennifer Keesmaat: Toronto’s Chief Planner will discuss the future of vibrant, inclusive cities in the 21st century
  • Emily Esfahani Smith: Smith will be discussing her new book, The Power of Meaning, a rich account of what science, philosophy and societies around the globe can teach people about the search for a more satisfying and meaningful life
  • Tanya Tagaq: An open conversation on her creative process, sources of inspiration, and re-imagining the role of artist-as-activist

Curious Minds Weekend will run from March 3 to 5 at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor W). Tickets are available for individual events or the entire weekend. More info here.