The 50+ Festival Turns 10! Join us as we celebrate past perspectives, present positions, and future paths.

Full program details and tickets coming soon!


  • Special guest speakers Bob McDonald (CBC Radio) and Jesse Hirsh (Futurist and Digital Strategist)
  • Exclusive screening of Eleftheromania, Winner, Best Drama, 2018 Toronto Shorts International Film Festival
  • Cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres featuring an 18- piece swing band
  • Original and powerful one-act plays performed by act2studioWORKS
  • FREE Ryerson BBQ Street Party with food, music, and giveaways


  • Who Do We Think We Are?
  • Aging with Confidence
  • Oops!…They Did it Again: Wishful Thinking and Self-Delusion in History
  • What if Everything We Know is Wrong?
  • The Rise of Artificial Intelligence, the Knowledge Economy, and Adult Education

And so much more!

The 50+ Festival is brought to you by Programs for 50+.

For more information, contact us.

Phone: 416.979.5000, ext. 4569
Email: fiftyplus@ryerson.ca

The Chang School is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact us 2-3 weeks in advance of the event if you have any particular accommodation requirements at the 50+ Festival: 416.979.5000, ext. 4569. For more information on accessibility and Wheel Trans please visit: http://www.ttc.ca/TTC_Accessibility/index.jsp. For more information about convenient parking lots on campus please visit: http://www.ryerson.ca/ubs/parking/vehicle.html