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Published on October 17, 2018

The first-ever Montreal edition of Le Monde Festival is coming to the MMFA!

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Le Monde wishes to reach out and dialogue with its readers abroad. To this end, in collaboration with Le Devoir, it has organized an event in Montreal similar to the one it holds each year in Paris, called “Le Monde Festival.” This edition will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The idea behind the festival is to invite an exchange of French and Quebec perspectives on major themes shaping the current public debate on either side of the Atlantic.


Prices include taxes and service charges. [avonehalf first]Regular
1 lecture: $14.75
2 lectures: $13.50 each
3+ lectures: $12.50 each
Daily pass: $50 each[/avonehalf]

1 lecture: $13.75
2 lectures: $12.50 each
3+ lectures: $11.50 each
Daily pass: $46.25 each[/avonehalf]


9 – 12 p.m.
1400, De Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal

Artificial Intelligence vs Collective Intelligence: Who Invents the City of Tomorrow? With Paula Forteza, Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, Jorge Garza, Louise Guay, Valentine Goddard, Stéphane Guidoin, Michel Lussault and Jean-François Tremblay
Hosted by Emmanuel Davidenkoff, Claire Legros and Sébastien Turbot
Followed by a presentation by Professor Zachary Patterson (Concordia University)

10 – 11 a.m.

Societal reforms: Quebec consensus – French dissensus
With Gabrielle Bouchard, Véronique Hivon, Alain Roy, Christiane Taubira
Hosted by Franck Nouchi

10 – 11:30 a.m.

On the need to continue promoting a Francophone cultural exception
With Sidonie Dumas, Claudine Lepage, Louise Lantagne, Christine St-Pierre
Hosted by Guillaume Bourgault-Côté

11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Climate crisis: are public policies to blame?
With Delphine Batho, François Delorme, Sidney Ribaux
Hosted by Simon Roger

12 – 1 p.m.

What is a museum’s purpose?
With Nathalie Bondil et Jean-François Chougnet
Hosted by Michel Guerrin

1.30 – 3 p.m.

The state of feminism post #MeToo
With Belinda Cannone, Diane Guilbault, Eva Illouz, Mélanie Lemay
Hosted by Nicolas Truong

1.30 – 3 p.m.

How can we educate our youth for tomorrow’s world?
With Normand Baillargeon, Lise Bissonnette, Emmanuel Davidenkoff et Michel Lussault
Hosted by Brian Myles

3.30 – 5 p.m.

Colonial history and Indigenous peoples: Coming to terms with the legacy of our past
With Michèle Audette, Benjamin Stora, Stanley Vollant, Alice Zeniter
Hosted by Jean-François Nadeau

3.30 – 5 p.m.

Ethics and artificial intelligence: what are the issues?
With Yoshua Bengio, Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, Paula Forteza
Hosted by Claire Legros

5.30 – 7 p.m.

A secularism of abstention vs. a secularism of collaboration
With Gérard Bouchard, Fatima Houda-Pépin, Patrick Weil, Valentine Zuber
Hosted by Francine Pelletier

5.30 – 7 p.m.

What are the French looking for in Quebec
With Nicolas Girard Deltruc, Marie-Jean Meurs, Géraldine Martin, Jean-Philippe Warren
Hosted by Lisa-Marie Gervais

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