• Seymour Hersh

    Seymour Hersh broke the My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War; the torture at Abu Ghraib in the Iraq War; the story of Israel’s nuclear arsenal; and countless more stories whose uncovering has changed history.

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  • Dan Lyons

    Are we meeting the special challenges of working in tech?

    Dan Lyons wrote the best-seller “Disrupted, My Misadventures in the Start-Up Bubble”. Today, he’s the expert on the culture of work and how it’s changing business and lives.

    Lyons is the first speaker in the new RamsayTalks series “The Only Constant” sponsored by Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, at their downtown SmithToronto facility.

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  • Helen Clark

    So it’s no wonder the new book Women, Equality, Power is a celebration of Helen Clark’s outstanding leadership.

    It’s not just about her days as Prime Minister of New Zealand for three successive terms. Nor her time as the Chair of the United Nations Development Group. But about the advances and defeats of women at work and everywhere today – and to come.

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Upcoming Events


  • October 29, 2018
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

Venue:  

Address:
Smith School of Business, Queen's University, Simcoe Place, 200 Front Street West, 30th floor, Toronto, ON, CA, M5V 3K2

Event Phone: Louise Davey Mon-Fri 9 - 5pm - 416-602-2584

Are we meeting the special challenges of working in tech? Dan Lyons wrote the best-seller Disrupted, My Misadventures in the Start-Up Bubble. Today, he’s the expert on the culture of work and how it’s changing business and lives. Lyons is the first speaker in the new RamsayTalks series The Only Constant sponsored by Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, at their downtown SmithToronto (more…)


  • October 31, 2018
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue:  

Venue Phone: +1 (416) 964-0411

Venue Website:

Address:
60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON, CA

Event Phone: Louise Davey Mon-Fri 9 - 5pm - 416-602-2584

Lunch with the pre-eminent investigative journalist of our time. Seymour Hersh broke the My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War; the torture at Abu Ghraib in the Iraq War; the story of Israel’s nuclear arsenal; and countless more stories whose uncovering has changed history. Hersh’s fearless reporting has earned him fame, front-page bylines everywhere, honours (more…)


  • Helen Clark
    November 21, 2018
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

Venue:  

Address:
60 Yorkville Avenue, 6th floor, Toronto, ON, CA, M4W 0A4

Event Phone: Louise Davey Mon-Fri 9 - 5pm - 416-602-2584

When you’re a woman Prime Minister, you have a special take on women, equality and power. So it’s no wonder the new book Women, Equality, Power is a celebration of Helen Clark’s outstanding leadership. It’s not just about her days as Prime Minister of New Zealand for three successive terms. Nor her time as the Chair of (more…)

RamsayTalks are different.
The speakers are always articulate, often ground-breaking and new to town. The audience? Well, come see for yourself.

RamsayTalks have been held in Toronto for over 40 years.

They began as luncheons‚ with speakers like Malcolm Gladwell, Valery Gergiev, Sir Edmund Hillary, Brent Hawkes and Margaret MacMillan. Then in 2009, they grew into breakfasts, smaller and more interactive gatherings with speakers like Samantha Power, Robin Ghivan, Tracy Kidder and Peter Gelb.

In 2010, Bob Ramsay partnered with the Globe and Mail and Mackenzie Financial to create the Keynote Speaker Series with leading thinkers who happen to be authors such as Ken Auletta, Sheena Iyengar, Nicholas Christakis, Tim Wu and Tony Hsieh.

In addition, in the summer of 2011 RamsayTalks co-produced the 20th anniversary reunion of Thelma & Louise, with Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis live on stage at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

Today, RamsayTalks include series programmed for larger venues such as the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema with speakers such as Jane McGonigal, Robyn Doolittle and David Thomson.

Recent speakers have included: Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Charles Bronfman, Wade Davis, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Niall Ferguson, Kathleen McLaughlin, Sandy Pentland, Eric Schmidt, Howard Schultz, Andrew Solomon, Geoffrey Stone, Cass Sunstein, Dr. Robert Lustig, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, Simon Winchester, and for the Sony Centre with Amy Cuddy.

Click here to view a video of past speakers. 

Who is Bob Ramsay?

He is the President of Ramsay Inc., the Toronto communications consultancy that presents RamsayTalks.

He is also deeply involved in the community. For many years, he was the fund-raising chair on the board of TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival. He has also served on the boards of the St. Lawrence Centre, Women’s College Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Film Centre and the International Festival of Authors, which he also chaired.

Bob Ramsay was born in Edmonton and received his BA in English at Princeton, and his diploma in publishing procedures from Harvard. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Medal in 2015 and the Bernier Medal from the Royal Canadian Geographic Society in 2017.

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