Whether you identify as “creative” or not, you can learn how to tap into and boost your inherent creativity and harness it to find your voice, go beyond where you are and do work that matters.
Business & Arts NL proudly presents: Unlock Your Inner Creative: Taylor Young and Rick Mercer in Conversation
You don’t become one of the nation’s most successful comedians without taking a few risks. We’re so excited to kick off our first event of 2022 – and it’s a big one.
Join us as we host a conversation between Taylor Young, Head of Business Development at CoLab and an Atlantic Canada “Top 30 under 30 Innovator”, and Rick Mercer, Canada’s beloved comedian, television host and the author of Talking to Canadians.
We’ll explore risk, creativity and community and how these things have led to Rick’s success, and look at how these key values of artists can be harnessed to benefit our province’s growing tech sector.
Join us and get inspired…and enjoy a few laughs along the way.
Thursday, March 31, 2022, 7:00pm – 8:30pm (NDT)
Online via Webex or in person at Emera Innovation Exchange, 100 Signal Hill Campus. Limited seating available . Make sure to arrive early – Personal Submersible will be performing live starting at 6:30!
$50 General admission
$40 Business and Arts members
$20 Students and Arts workers
$25 General admission
$20 Business and Arts members
$15 Students and Arts workers
Taylor Young is the Head of Business Development at CoLab, one of Atlantic Canada’s fastest-growing technology startups. She also serves as a Director at both the YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Junior Achievement. During her time at Memorial University, Taylor served as President of Enactus Memorial and helped the team win a world championship —the first Canadian team ever to claim the title. In 2020, Taylor was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 Innovators.
Rick Mercer is a renowned comedian, television personality, political satirist and author from Middle Cove, Newfoundland. He is best known for his work on the CBC Television comedy shows This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made In Canada and Rick Mercer Report. He is the author of four books, all of which have been national best sellers, and has received nearly 30 Gemini Awards and Canadian Screen Awards for his work on television. His CBC Television special Talking To Americans remains the highest rated Canadian comedy special ever, with 2.7 million viewers.
Mercer is also a recipient of 10 honourary doctorates from institutions across Canada, and of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime achievement. In 2014, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.