The Bell International Leaders series receives inspiring, internationally recognized personalities
from every field whose vision and achievements have changed the world.

A conversation with Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia

A visionary in the field of technology and an outstanding entrepreneur, Jimmy Wales is internationally recognized as the founder of the Wikipedia website. A monument of stability in an era when technology is evolving exponentially, Wikipedia will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year. The online free-content encyclopaedia is currently ranked as the fifth most popular website in the world, and is considered to be a reliable and indispensable source of information.

Named one of the 100 most influential people of 2006 by TIME magazine, Jimmy Wales has also contributed to the Web 2.0 movement by encouraging online creativity, collaboration, and sharing via his various pursuits. He was able to demystify social entrepreneurship with great enthusiasm.

At this event, learn more about:

• The founding of Wikipedia
• Wikipedia’s particular business model
• The power of social media
• The democratization of the Internet
• Cybersecurity
• Meet the man who is attempting to give us full access to the entire body of human knowledge.

Monday, April 11, 2016 from 8 pm to 9:30 pm

For tickets and information:    514-871-4001

Centre Pierre-Péladeau – Salle Pierre-Mercure
300 De Maisonneuve Boulevard East
Montréal, Quebec

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