Illuminating Conversations 2017-2018

Live, one-on-one interviews of exceptional and engaging individuals

Be a part of our fourth season of these enriching evenings!

Ticket Options: 

  • Package of 4 for $60.00,
  • Three-Show Pass for $50.00 (one ticket for three separate interviews of your choice)
  • Single Tickets for $17.50.

Monday, November 27, 2017


A social and political activist in Canada and Africa, Dr Caplan will be sharing his experiences, including how he became a leading Canadian authority on systematic exterminations such as the Rwanda genocide. A public policy analyst, commentator (CBC’s Power and Politics) and supporter of public broadcasting, Dr Caplan will provide insights on a life well-lived.

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Monday, April 16, 2018


Following a remarkable career dedicated to law enforcement as an OPP Chief Superintendent, FBI-trained criminal profiler, author of Crime Seen, and currently in her role as Chair of The Victims of Justice Network; Ms. Lines will share stories about her investigations of major crimes and the courage of victims and their families.

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Monday, April 30, 2018 *new date


Award-winning cinephotographer and self-professed ‘observer of human experience’ will share observations from his riveting career documenting some of the world’s most complex human stories including Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the break-up of the Soviet Union and effects of famine in Ethiopia and the Sudan. His work has challenged and changed the way we view the world.

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Monday, May 14, 2018


Critically acclaimed author, historian and community activist, who has written on a wide variety of current social issues such as women’s health, neighbourhood change and food insecurity. Barrie-raised, Ms Curtis will share insights about the transformative potential of community-based projects focused on the common good.

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For All Illuminating Conversations

Location: The Park Place Theatre at the Mady Centre, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie

Time:  7:30 to 9:00pm.

Tickets: Available through the TIFT box office at 705-792-1949 or the Mady Centre at 705-739-4228.

Illuminating Conversations is co-produced by Judy Blaney, Beth Foster and Lin Wilson.

Hosted by Beth Foster.

TIFT reserves the rights to change dates, locations and speakers. Tickets are general admission.

Pick up your pre-purchased tickets at the Mady Centre Box Office the night of the interview.