Adult Programs

ROM Speaks: Voices of Canada Lecture Series

From fascinating to thought-provoking, ROM Speaks presents compelling voices on hot topics. Explore engaging issues at the ROM and experience our world, discussed.

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Voices of Canada Lecture Series

What does it mean to be Canadian? Celebrate Canada 150 by exploring our nation’s identity and its unique place on the world stage in this inspiring lecture series.

Single Lectures
General Public: $20
ROM Members: $18
Teachers: $18
Students: $15
(HST will be added)

ROMSpeaks Group Experience
Groups of 10 or more are invited to register at discounted rate. Please email ROM Group Sales at
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Lectures include post-event reception with 1 host drink (excluding free events - cash bar only).
For full abstracts, visit the lecture pages below.

ASL Interpretation will be provided.

September 26

David Quick
The Next Fire Fight: Transitioning out of Uniform
Battlefield Proven, Boardroom Approved

Gather 'round for the inspiring life story of David Quick. From Afghanistan to Bosnia and Kosovo, he spent the majority of his adult life as Regular Force Infantry Officer in the Royal Canadian Regiment. Injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2007 while commanding in combat, Mr. Quick was awarded the Star of Military Valour (SMV), Canada's second highest decoration for Valour. After retiring from the Canadian military in 2014, he is now transitioning out of uniform and into business suit, where he will move onto the next firefight.

Register for this lecture only


July 11
Candy Palmater
The Road Less Travelled

Prepare to laugh, cry, and be empowered with activist, broadcaster and comedian, Candy Palmater. From student council president in a small rural high school, to valedictorian of her law school class, to national TV and radio shows and a soon to be published memoir, Candy's life experiences are both unique and universal. Equipped with personal stories and words of guidance, she will share her passionate perspective on Canada, reconciliation, and the love affair she wants to engage in. As one of Canada's most sought after speakers, take advantage of this rare opportunity to hear her speak about the power of love, kindness and self-acceptance. Once you've heard her speak you will never see the world, or yourself, in quite the same way.

Note: Programs and dates are subject to change.

Stay Tuned for additional program dates over the summer!

More ROM Speaks Lectures


Program Partner: Invictus Games Toronto 2017

Date & Time

  • Tuesdays, July 11 & September 26, 2017, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Reception to follow


Royal Ontario Museum
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
Level 1B

Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Lecture: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Reception to follow lecture.

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