Spur Festival

Spur Vancouver 2013

Global Power Shift

Join us as we build Canada’s first national festival of politics, art and ideas, designed to engage Canadians in a feisty, nationwide search for ways forward on current issues. Like a modern-day railroad, Spur links communities across Canada in conversation that is both national in scope and local in nuance.

Global Power Shift—Spur Vancouver’s edition—examines the rise, fall and re-imagination of societies. How do we want to live together, and how best do we get there?

Participants will include entrepreneur and urbanist Alan Broadbent, activist “rogue page” Brigette DePape, political scientist Michael Byers, Cultch Executive Director Heather Redfern, Bolognese economist and “prophet” Stefano Zamagni, Vancouver Sun columnist Barbara Yaffe, and writer Anosh Irani.

Stay tuned to spurfestival.ca for 2013 program updates!


Presenting Sponsors:

  • RBC Foundation
  • Vancity
  • SFU Woodwards