Keynote: The Boiling Frog Dilemma

Todd Hirsch is the Chief Economist at ATB Financial and is renowned for his economic commentaries provided to CBC, CTV, The Globe & Mail and other news media.

Photo_Todd HirschFor over 20 years, Todd has worked as an economist at numerous organizations. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. He released his first book, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline in 2012. The Boiling Frog Dilemma argues that Canada in the 21st century is at risk of falling behind internationally. We need to seriously “up our game” in terms of creativity, innovation, risk taking, entrepreneurialism, cosmopolitanism, community, and re-thinking environmental stewardship–or risk becoming economically irrelevant on the global stage.