Location: Delta Hotel Toronto Airport & Conference Centre in Toronto
Theme: Connected by Complexity & Design
April 6, 2019 – Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)
April 7 – 9, 2019 – National Leaders Conference
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Sunday, April 7 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Keynote - Complexity: Disrupting Education

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Listen to Patti MacDonald (CAIS Executive Director) interview Jesse Wente for his upcoming keynote here.

Join your colleagues at NLC: Register here.

Disruption is occurring in many industries and in many ways. From Uber to Netflix, business models, service delivery, and customer engagement are all under pressure to change and evolve at a rapid pace. Some industries are flourishing while being disrupted and some have found disruptors as the forces of change that have made their business obsolete.

How is education being disrupted? How can current educators become disruptors? How can industries, including education, survive and adapt to take advantage of disruption? These are just some of the challenges facing educators and educational institutions today.

In this exclusive and original talk, Ojibwe writer, broadcaster, advocate and Crescent School alumnus, Jesse Wente, will discuss his experiences within the independent school environment, the challenges facing educators, and what they can do to survive and thrive in the era of disruption.

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Jesse Wente

Broadcaster, Advocate & Pop Culture Philosopher
Listen to Patti MacDonald (CAIS Executive Director) interview Jesse Wente for his upcoming keynote here.Join your colleagues at NLC: Register here.Well known as a film critic and broadcaster in Toronto and across Canada, Jesse was the first nationally syndicated Indigenous columnist for the CBC, covering film and pop culture for 20 local CBC Radio programs. He has also been a regular guest on CBC Newsworld’s News Morning and Weekend Edition, as well as Q.Jesse is Ojibwe, and his family comes from Chicago and the Serpent River First Nation in Ontario. He is an advocate for Aboriginal Arts, most notably on screen. He draws attention to the imagery u... Read More →

Sunday April 7, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Plaza Ballroom AB