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


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.
 
ADMISSION FEES

Prices include taxes and service charges.

Regular
1 lecture: $14.75
2 lectures: $13.50 each
3+ lectures: $12.50 each
Daily pass: $50 each

Student
1 lecture: $13.75
2 lectures: $12.50 each
3+ lectures: $11.50 each
Daily pass: $46.25 each

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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

Artificial Intelligence vs Collective Intelligence: Who Invents the City of Tomorrow?
With Paula Forteza, Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, 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.
BOURGIE HALL

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

 

10 – 11:30 a.m.
AUDITORIUM MAXWELL-CUMMINGS

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.
BOURGIE HALL

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

 

12 – 1 p.m.
AUDITORIUM MAXWELL-CUMMINGS

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

 

1.30 – 3 p.m.
BOURGIE HALL

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

 

1.30 – 3 p.m.
AUDITORIUM MAXWELL-CUMMINGS

How can we educate our youth for tomorrow’s world?
With Normand Baillargeon, Lise Bissonnette, François Dubet
Hosted by Brian Myles

 

3.30 – 5 p.m.
BOURGIE HALL

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.
AUDITORIUM MAXWELL-CUMMINGS

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

 

5.30 – 7 p.m.
AUDITORIUM MAXWELL-CUMMINGS

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.
BOURGIE HALL

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