Topic: On Belonging: Finding Connection In An Age Of Isolation (Abrams Press)

Speaker: Kim Samuel

Date & Time: January 11 2023, 5-6PM EST

LocationThis event is available to attend in-person or virtually via livestreamRotman events will send all registrants the link for the livestream before the event. Rotman Events is committed to accessibility for all people. Please contact us no later than 2 weeks in advance of this event if you have any accommodation requirements (events@rotman.utoronto.ca, Mandi Gosling).

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14-day Catch-up Viewing: Unable to attend the live event due to scheduling conflicts? Not to worry. You can access the full recording on-demand for two weeks after the live event.

Synopsis:

In an age of social isolation, what does it mean to belong?

Humanity is at an inflection point. Stress, disconnection, and increasing environmental degradation have people yearning for more than just material progress, personal freedom, or political stability. We are searching for deeper connection. We are longing to belong.

On Belonging is an exploration of the crisis of social isolation and of the fundamental human need to belong. It considers belonging across four core dimensions: in our relationships with other people, in our rootedness in nature, in our ability to influence political and economic decision-making, and in our finding of meaning and purpose in our lives, with lessons on how to create communities centered on human connection.

A trailblazing advocate and thought leader on questions of social connectedness, Kim Samuel introduces readers to leaders around the world who are doing the work to cultivate belonging. Whether through sports, medicine, music, business, culture, or advocacy, the people and programs in this book offer us meaningful lessons on building a world where we all feel at home.

About Our Speakers:

Kim Samuel is an activist, educator, and movement builder. She is the founder of the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness and an academic lecturer at institutions including Oxford, Harvard, and McGill Universities. Samuel was recently named visiting scholar at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford and the first-ever Fulbright Canada ambassador for diversity and social connectedness. She lives in Toronto.

Dr. Sarah Kaplan is Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy and Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman. She is a co-author of the bestselling business book, Creative Destruction as well as Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business. Her latest book, The 360° Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-offs to Transformation was published in September 2019. Her research has covered how organizations participate in and respond to the emergence of new fields and technologies in biotechnology, fiber optics, financial services, nanotechnology and most recently, the field emerging at the nexus of gender and finance. Her current work focuses on applying an innovation lens to understanding the challenges for achieving gender equality.

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In-Person Ticket & Book Details:

The event will be hosted at the Rotman School of Management (105 St. George St., Toronto, ON M5S 3E6).

Your registration fee includes a seat at the session, access to a video replay of the session for 30 days and you will receive a hardcover copy of the book when you arrive.

Livestream Ticket & Book Details:

Rotman Events will email registrants a link to the livestream. 

Your registration fee includes access to the livestream, video replay for 30 days, a hardcover copy of the book and shipping fees. The book will be shipped to registrants after the event. Please allow 3 – 4 weeks for delivery.

30-day Catch-up Viewing:

Unable to attend the event due to scheduling conflicts? Not to worry. All attendees (in-person or livestream) can access the full recording on-demand for one month after the live event.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Refunds will only be issued for cancellations received in writing no later than 24 hours prior to the event. Please email events@rotman.utoronto.ca for processing. In-person registrants who do not pick up their book at the event will have 5 business days to request postal delivery by emailing events@rotman.utoronto.ca.  All unclaimed books will be returned to the publisher after that time.

Questions: events@rotman.utoronto.ca, Mandi Gosling

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