In 2020, the Global Centre for Pluralism, headquartered in the beautiful heritage building at 330 Sussex Drive, took our signature approach to global convening and moved it online.
Our building’s stunning Dialogue Centre, featuring white oak panelling carved in a trefoil pattern, became the backdrop for over 20 virtual and hybrid events, meetings and roundtable discussions with participants from all over the world. We converted it into a production studio, with state-of-the-art A/V and lighting, from which we filmed video messages and keynote addresses. A virtual book launch with speakers from Kenya, Canada and the US attracted considerable interest, as well as other digital initiatives, including our Pluralism and the Pandemic Portal, a curated platform of commentary from leading thinkers on the inequalities surfaced by the pandemic and our Talking About Racism in the Classroom webinar, a professional development opportunity for Canadian teachers.
Photo: Meredith Preston, Secretary General with Global Centre for Pluralism in front of white oak panelling carved in a trefoil pattern. Photo: © Global Centre for Pluralism, 2020.