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Pacioli Dinner 2017

Online registration for this event is now closed. Please email Heather Harty (event coordinator) at pdp@uleth.ca and if space allows you will be added to the guest list.

October 26, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Markin Hall Atrium

Keynote Presentation by Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist at ATB Financial

Each guest will receive a free copy of Todd’s book- Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change



  • 5:30pm - 6:00pm
    • Cocktail Reception  & Networking Game
  • 6:00pm - 6:15pm 
    • Welcome
  • 6:15pm - 7:15pm
    • Dinner
  • 7:15 - 8:15pm
    • Keynote Presentation – Todd Hirsch
  • 8:15pm - 8:30pm
    • Closing Remarks & Networking Game Draws


Keynote Presenter: Todd Hirsch

Todd Hirsch is the Chief Economist of ATB Financial. 

For over 20 years, Todd has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. 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, his second, Halfway Home in 2016 and his third, Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change in 2017.
Todd provides economic commentary for many Canadian media outlets. He currently serves on the University of Calgary Board of Governors and is the chair of the Calgary Arts Academy. Todd recently received the University of Alberta's Alumni Honour Award and an honorary degree from Mount Royal University. 

He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the U of A and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary.


Keynote Presentation

Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change

From small disappointments to heartbreaking tragedies, unwanted change blindsides us and leaves us wondering what to do next. Whatever form it takes, unwanted change requires us to adapt to a harsher environment. Like the spiders sent into space by NASA that found ways to spin their webs without the aid of gravity, we have to find ways to overcome the pitfalls that life places in our path.

Drawing on inspiring stories of individuals, organizations and businesses, Todd presents a selection of adaptive traits that can help us not only survive, but thrive, when unwanted change comes our way.


Dinner & Speaker courtesy of Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta