Media Invitation - Einstein Youth Forum

MONTREAL, Sept. 1, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - From September 7 to 10, a series of events for the "Celebrating a Century of Genius" weekend will take place in Montreal to celebrate the life and legacy of Albert Einstein, commemorating the 100th anniversary of his theory of general relativity, and his world-famous formula: E=mc2. These events and activities, organized in collaboration with Lune Rouge and The Quantum Leap Experiment, aim to put innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and education in the spotlight.

Quantum Leap Experiment's Einstein Youth Forum will be held on September 7 and 8 and will allow for select visionaries and thought leaders to share their visions and expertise and discuss themes relating to the emergence of an innovation supercluster in the region. The first edition of this annual Forum will serve as a breeding ground for tomorrow's young innovators and their inventions and discoveries, which could revolutionize the world. Internationally renowned speakers will take the stage, and local success stories and trailblazers will be showcased to inspire an audience filled with the next generation of leaders. For more information, you can visit

Over 500 students, industry leaders and visionaries, most notably:
- Dominique Anglade, Quebec Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation
- Sir Ken Robinson, international educationalist and most watched TED speaker of all time (Thursday and Friday)
- Alex Amancio, Chief Creative Officer at Lune Rouge and CEO of Reflector (Thursday)
- Matt Price Gallagher, President, Quantum Leap Experiment (Thursday and Friday)
- Daniel S. Goldin, NASA's longest serving administrator (Friday)
- Martin Gauthier, President at Sid Lee Montreal (Thursday)
- Dr Dan Riskin, Co-host, Discovery Network, Daily Planet (Friday)
- Davide Tomassini, Director of Telecommunication and Integrated Applications at European Space Agency (Friday)
- Pierre Thibault, Architect at Atelier Pierre Thibault and co-leader of the Quebec Lab School (Thursday)
- Louise Guay, President of the Montreal Living Lab (Thursday)
- Dr. Amir Amedi, Associate Professor, Medical Neurobiology, The Israel-Canada Institute for Medical Research
- Dr. Sandra Wilson, neuroscientist working on Einstein's brain (Friday)
- Marin Shultz, 16 years old, 2015 Next Einstein winner, Inventor 3D-printed prosthetic hand (Thursday /Friday)
- Tanmay Nakshi, 13 years old, software and app developer, youngest IBM Watson developer (Thursday /Friday)
- Karen Reisman, author and cousin of Albert Einstein (Friday)

Youth Forum about:
- Science and Space Exploration
- Technology and Innovation
- Social and Environmental Responsibility
- Community and Leadership
- Education and Creativity

Thursday, September 7, 2017 – Opening Reception – 6 pm
Collège Durocher Saint-Lambert
375 Riverside Road
Saint-Lambert, QC J4P 1B1
Friday, September 8, 2017 – Einstein Youth Forum – 12 pm to 5 pm
Lower Canada College
4092 Royal Avenue
Montreal, QC H4A 2M5

For more information on the other activities of «Celebrating a Century of Genius», visit

SOURCE Einstein Youth Forum

For further information: To find out more or to request an interview with a speaker or a spokesperson for the event, contact: Véronique Grenier, 514.935.2777 x213,

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