Welcome to the 2017

World Affairs Conference

This Year's Theme:

The Innovation Game

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What's WAC?

The World Affairs Conference (WAC) is Canada's oldest annual student-run current affairs conference. Annually held at Upper Canada College in Toronto, Canada, the World Affairs Conference connects over 1000 students, with a common interest in current affairs, from across North America. A dedicated team of about 100 high school students from Upper Canada College, in coordination with Branksome Hall, voluntarily contribute their time for many months leading up to the day of WAC to ensure the success and positive experience for each delegate that attends the conference. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2017 conference.

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"Our Time"

"Our Time" demonstrates the urgency of the problems existing in the status quo, and why the youth, as a generation have to rise to the challenge to ensure the security of the future.

WAC 2017 is coming up soon! The Lionel Gelber Keynote Address is open to the Toronto public on February 6th, as part of the World Affairs Conference. This year, in "A Prognosis for a Post-Aging Planet", Aubrey De Grey discusses the implications of radical life extension. Learn more on Keynote page.