15 November 2017 - 5:00pm to 17 November 2017 - 5:00pm

Hôtel Omni, 1050 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 2R6

Join the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation in Montréal, Quebec, on 15-17 November 2017 to explore trends that challenge our views on democracy, community, and security, and to meet innovative leaders who are shaping the future. Topics include: 

  • The reinvention of Montréal;
  • Imagining the Indigenous future;
  • The impact of big data and the new media landscape;
  • The emergence of extremism: Extreme no longer?
  • Youth and 21st century conflict.

Essential Ideas is the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s 14th annual forum around ideas and research on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Plenary sessions and small group discussions will maximize interactions and learning among informed citizens, decision makers, thinkers, and practitioners. The 2017 forum will feature thinkers supported by the Foundation and external experts.

Stay tuned!



Hôtel Omni Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R6
T. 514-284-1110 / 1-888-444-6664
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VP Travel
Contact: Isabelle Serra, Business travel advisor
355 Ste-Catherine St. W, suite 601
Montréal, Quebec H3B 1A5
514-342-4461 / 1-888-713-3311
Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.