Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dalai Lama + Sandra Oh At The NOW Conference

Former South African president and Nobel Peace Price laureate F.W. de Klerk and an impressive list of international leaders, social activists, authors and performers will join His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Calgary Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 for the two-day NOW conference aimed at fostering community engagement.

“The speakers assembled for our NOW conference in Calgary demonstrate the U of C’s unwavering commitment to international engagement and social responsibility,” said Harvey Weingarten, president of the University of Calgary.

“It also shows our deep commitment to the larger Calgary community and our focus on giving our students real-life opportunities that transcend the classroom and a chance to hear from world-leading figures and thinkers.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will make a public address at Calgary’s Pengrowth Saddledome on Sept. 30. Tickets for this speech are no longer available. In September, when staging configurations are finalized, a number of additional student seats may be released.

The NOW events will also have a concert component, listen NOW, featuring Bryan Adams and k.d. lang—two internationally renowned Canadian singer-songwriters.

Tickets for the one-day conference including F.W. de Klerk, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bryan Adams, k.d. lang and Sandra Oh are available through
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