Traditions run deep in Atlantic Canada. Now, in a competitive global economy, these traditions must balance change in order for our region to thrive in the future. So how do we encourage entrepreneurs in all walks of life to invest here with their time and passion? From the arts to the oceans - what provocative and relevant ideas will help our communities move forward? Is our unique quality of life in this region enough to keep the best talent? Speaking of Atlantic Canada presents the most engaging minds and ideas of the day about the future of our home. We hope it can serve as a catalyst for more conversation about Atlantic Canada.

Soulafa Al-Abbasi

Jun 4, 2013

Director of Immigration and Diversity, Fusion Halifax

The feeling
of not
belonging
gives you
a voice

Source: 2017 starts now

David Johnston

May 30, 2013

The Right Honourable, Governor General of Canada

David Johnston
In the 21st century, sovereignty will be defined by how well a society develops knowledge

Source: 4Front Atlantic

Joelle MacPhee

May 30, 2013

Director of Reading Partnerships, Ooka Island Inc.

Build a prototype. Get some feedback. Go back to the drawing board. A hundred times over

Source: 4Front Atlantic

In conversation with CBC's Amy Smith.

In conversation

Engaging interviews with Atlantic Canadians from all walks of life.

Kevin Lynch

May 30, 2013

Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group

We want to give everyone who graduates here a sense they can achieve everything

Source: 4Front Atlantic

In conversation with CBC's Amy Smith.

Jenelle Sobey

May 30, 2013

Program Manager, Pond Deshpande Centre and Wallace McCain Institute

You can succeed here at home but you have to create that opportunity yourself

Source: 4Front Atlantic

In conversation with CBC's Amy Smith.

Cathy Bennett

May 30, 2013

President, Bennett Group of Companies

The speed of change requires that we all work together and not in isolation

Source: 4Front Atlantic

In conversation with CBC's Amy Smith.

Mark Serhman

May 30, 2013

General Manager, Oil Refining, Irving Oil

Eventually we'll be out of
workers if we don't do some course correction

Source: 4Front Atlantic

In conversation with CBC's Amy Smith.

From the podium

Keynote speeches on a fascinating range of subjects recorded across the region.

Allison Kouzovnikov

Jun 4, 2013

Director, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia

I want us to be a more informed, more engaged, and more democratic society

Source: 2017 starts now

Leo-Paul Pinet

Jun 4, 2013

Founder, Community Foundation of the Acadian Peninsula

We want to live in safe and healthy communities

Source: 2017 starts now

Nadine Belliveau

Jun 4, 2013

President, Association Acadienne des artistes de la Nouvelle-Écosse

We want to inspire, encourage, promote and welcome artistic creations

Source: 2017 starts now

Danny Graham

Jun 4, 2013

Special Advisor, McInnes Cooper

We need to embrace change and not to see it as an enemy

Source: 2017 starts now

For the record

Excerpts from a dynamic collection of ideas, opinions, and points of view.

Mike Ashar

May 25, 2012

Retired President, Irving Oil

Mike Ashar
It is not your father's MBA program... it is different

Source: 4Front Atlantic

Mike Ashar spoke about his company's unique MBA program during the 2012 4-Front Atlantic Conference.

Iain Klugman

May 25, 2012

CEO, Communitech

Iain Klugman
They need to be thinking creatively about where the capital is and how to unleash it

Source: 4Front Atlantic

Communitech is one of North America's leading tech enabling organizations. Iain Klugman reveals the biggest mistakes companies make in the quest for funding.

John Risley

May 25, 2012

Director & Co-Founder, Clearwater Fine Foods Inc.

John Risley
Most people see R&D as an expense - rather than an opportunity

Source: 4Front Atlantic

John Risley spoke at the 2012 4-Front Atlantic Conference about how to achieve global success through partnership with research.

John Bragg

May 25, 2012

President & Co-CEO, Oxford Frozen Foods Ltd

John Bragg
You can never accept it can't be done

Source: 4Front Atlantic

John Bragg spoke on Innvoation at the 2012 4Front Atlantic Conference in Halifax.

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