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Keynotes Announced for Discovery 2016

Jan 29, 2016

We are pleased to announce three keynote speakers who will be joining us this year. See News & Updates for other announced sessions.

Don't miss out on the early bird deadline of March 24. Register today.

Are Popular Culture and Social Media Bad for Your Health?

In the age of narcissism, social media is a curated version of the good life. But does it create unrealistic expectations about health behaviour? The evidence suggests that it does. What about risk-taking behaviours like gambling?

Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.

A Conversation with Theoren Fleury

Theo Fleury, former NHL All-Star and Olympic Gold medallist, struggled with drinking, drugs and gambling as he coped with sexual abuse. In this session, we will learn first-hand how he dealt with these personal issues and the associated stigma, as told in his 2009 memoir, Playing with Fire.

Theo Fleury is a former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medallist.

Track, Prompt, Nudge, Zap: Behaviour Change from Wearables to Slot Machines

Should gadgets and apps track behaviours so consumers can adjust them accordingly? Or do consumers want technology that intervenes directly in their behaviour via prompts, taps, nudges, lock-outs, and even “zaps”?

Natasha Dow Schüll is a cultural anthropologist and associate professor in NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.