WAC ‘22 – 40th Annivarsary

The World Affairs Conference is back on Saturday, February 5, stronger than ever. Join us to celebrate WAC’s 40th anniversary and learn about issues, innovations, and trends that truly matter to us all. 

By Nicholas Knoth

For those of you who don’t know, the World Affairs Conference (WAC) is Canada’s oldest and largest student-run symposium on current events. For 39 years now, the WAC has aspired to expose high school students to humanity’s greatest issues, innovations, and trends. To that end, the WAC features the perspectives of high profile individuals with global impacts like CEOs, renowned professors, high-ranking Government officials, and more. Some of our past speakers include Edward Snowden, a former NSA agent and controversial whistleblower, Bharat Masrani, the CEO of TD Bank, and Allen Lau, Co-Founder and CEO of Wattpad. This year, our team is celebrating the WAC’s 40th anniversary with the theme “Affairs That Matter.” Each of our 11 speakers will offer fascinating insights into contemporary topics like the influence of big technology, Canada’s troubled history with indigenous communities, the promise of blockchain technology, innovative solutions to climate change, cybersecurity, and many more!

I’d also like to introduce our opening keynote speaker, Professor Scott Galloway. A Marketing Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business, serial entrepreneur, CNN+ host, and New York Times best-selling author that reaches millions around the world, Galloway is a highly sought-after speaker for his unique insights into global business trends. He is regularly hired to speak at multinationals like Apple, Nike, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Toyata, and many more household names. 

On February 5, 2022, Professor Galloway will join us at WAC to discuss big tech and share his thoughts on what the future holds. After his keynote, attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions relating to business, global trends, or anything else on their minds during a Q&A period. 

To learn more about our other speakers like the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, and Jaime Leverton, Chief Executive of North America’s leading bitcoin mining company (Hut 8), check out our website at https://worldaffairs.ucc.on.ca/
Finally, we are also thrilled to announce the WAC ‘22 is FREE to attend for ALL high school students, teachers, and parents around the world. Register for free here, and join us from the comfort of your own home at 9:00 AM EST on February 5, 2022.