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Charlottetown Forum

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The Charlottetown Forum is a newly established event that brings together artists, leaders, and the public to convene for discussions on matters of importance to Canadians. Meeting at Confederation Centre of the Arts next to the site of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, the Charlottetown Forum seeks to promote open learning and sharing of diverse perspectives about the evolving identity of Canada.

This year’s event features three panel discussions and public roundtables on the topics of immigration, economic reconciliation, and finding shared national narratives in a fractured time.
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All events Nov 9 & 10: $50 / $25 for students (plus taxes and fees)
Details on our accommodation offerings are listed below.
Speakers & Moderators

Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Kateri Coade
Jonathan Davey
Nicholas Keung
Shamira Madhany
Keith Martell
Harvey McCue (Waubageshig)
Naheed Nenshi
Taleeb Noormohamed
Devyani Saltzman
Tanya Talaga
Jesse Wente
Panel Discussions


        • Newcomers, Immigration, and the Needs of a Rapidly Changing National Community 
        • Economic Reconciliation
        • Shared National Narratives in a Fractured Time

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The Charlottetown Forum is part of the Centre’s wider revitalization plan, which includes the creation of a national cultural hub featuring leading new spaces for the creation of art, cultural learning, and public discourse. Visit confederationcentre.com/charlottetownforum for more information on the Charlottetown Forum. 

Thursday, November 9


Opening Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. – Memorial Hall
Hidden History Walking Tour: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Boxed Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. – Memorial Hall

Immigration and the Needs of a Rapidly Changing National Community
Panelists: Shamira Madhany (ED, World Education Services), Taleeb Noormohamed (MP for Vancouver Granville), and Nicholas Keung (immigration reporter, Toronto Star)

Moderator: Elamin Abdelmahmoud (journalist, author)

Coffee Break: 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
Tour of Confederation Centre Art Gallery: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Forum attendees will be invited to tour and discuss two exhibitions with thematic tie-ins to the Charlottetown Forum: the currents that carry us and Making History. The tour will be led by Art Gallery Curator Pan Wendt.

Pre-dinner Reception: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Mavor’s Lounge

Friday, November 10


Panel Discussion: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Memorial Hall
Economic Reconciliation
Panelists: Jonathan Davey (VP, Indigenous Financial Services, Scotiabank), Kateri Coade (Executive Director, Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI), and Keith Martell (former CEO, First Nations Bank)

Moderator: Harvey McCue (Waubageshig), a consultant specializing in Indigenous issues

Coffee Break: 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Boxed Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Memorial Hall

Shared Narratives in a Fractured Time
Panelists: Jesse Wente (journalist, board chair of Canada Council), Tanya Talaga (writer, journalist), and Naheed Nenshi (political commentator, former mayor of Calgary)
Moderator: Devyani Saltzman (Canadian writer, curator and arts leader)

Closing Remarks: 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Memorial Hall
Closing Reception: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Memorial Hall



Rodd Charlottetown

Rodd Charlottetown is pleased to provide a special rate for The Charlottetown Forum event November 8-10.

For reservations, please call 1-800-565-7633 and request The Charlottetown Forum Guestroom Rate offer and the dates required at Rodd Charlottetown or book online with he following link:



The Holman Grand

The Holman Grand is pleased to provide a special rate for the Charlottetown Forum event November 8 – 10.

To make a reservation, please visit https://res.windsurfercrs.com/ibe/details.aspx?propertyid=16733&rate=FORUM&CheckIn=11/7/2023&lang=en-us&nights=1

You can also visit www.theholmangrand.com and enter their dates along with PROMO code: FORUM to receive the special rate.


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Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM


Art Gallery Regular Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


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Saturday ONLY 10:00 AM – 3PM

Box Office
Monday to Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.



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What are Relaxed Performances?


Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.



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