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Visionaries Gather in Montréal to Celebrate the Legacy of Albert Einstein

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Did you know that it has been 100 years since Albert Einstein created the General Theory of Relativity? It’s true what they say: space-time flies when you’re having fun!

To celebrate this historic milestone, the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University is embarking on The Einstein Legacy Project. The purpose of the project is to inspire a new generation of scientists and humanitarians, to bring fresh thinking to contemporary global challenges and to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics more accessible and appealing to future generations.

The Einstein Legacy Project will launch the publication of Genius: 100 Visions of the Future (the world’s first 3D-printed book) with a star-studded private dinner event in Montréal. The dinner will represent one of the greatest gatherings of Nobel laureates, intellectuals, artists and scientists of our time.

Prior to the Dinner, a Genius 100: Innovation Summit will take place, inviting the general public to hear from some of the greatest minds on the planet on topics ranging from science and technology, to the environment, education, the arts and literature.

Contributing visionaries

These innovative leaders will be attending the dinner and other events throughout the weekend.

Colonel Chris HadfieldColonel Chris Hadfield. Retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. Also famous for his David Bowie covers.

Craig and Marc KeilburgerCraig and Marc Keilburger. Founders of Free The Children, Me to We and We Day. The brothers also write books. 

Obiageli EzekwesiliObiageli Ezekwesili. Co-founder of Transparency International, serving as one of the pioneer directors of the global anti-corruption body based in Berlin, Germany. Originally from Nigeria. 

Guy LaliberteGuy Laliberté. Founder of Cirque du Soleil. Billionaire. Poker player. 

Sir Ken RobinsonSir Ken Robinson. British author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education and arts bodies. 

Rick HansenRick Hansen. Canadian Paralympian, activist, and philanthropist for people with disabilities. 

Deepak ChopraDeepak Chopra. A prominent figure in the New Age movement. Through books and videos, he has become one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in alternative medicine. 

Thich Nhat HanhThich Nhat Hanh. Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist. 


The event is hosted by Lune Rouge (founded by Guy Laliberté), and YULism is presenting tours and networking programs.


Cheat Sheet

Event: Genius: 100 Visions of the Future
Date: 10 September 2017
Location: MTL GRANDÉ
Twitter: @EinsteinLegacy


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