October 3, 7:00

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big da·ta (noun)
1. extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions.

Data is the new currency of the 21st Century and its use impacts our lives every day in a variety of ways including what we buy, how we vote and our health.

Grace presents six speakers, each with a inoque perspective on the age of data:

Health: Rosario Cartagena, Chief Privacy and Legal Officer, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Autonomous vehicles: Alex Miller, President, Esri Canada Limited
Missing Children: Amanda Pick, Chief Executive Officer at Missing Children Society of Canada
Big Data in the Universe: Mubdi Rahman, Project Scientist at Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto
The Toronto Waterfront: Jesse Shapins, Director of Public Realm & 307, Sidewalk Labs
Politics: Alex Swann, VP, The Gandalf Group


The Calling of Christians Today: Christian Vocation in an Anxious Age

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Grace Church on-the-Hill will be hosting the Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, 2019. Dr. Willimon will be conferencing with clergy, laity and those discerning their calling and vocation on Saturday (9:30am – 3:30pm) and preaching at the 10am Sunday Eucharist

Schedule of Events: Saturday November 16th

Registration: 9:00am onwards

Morning Prayer: 9:45-10am

Session 1: 10am - 11:30am (Talk and Q&A within that block of time)

Sandwich Lunch 11:30am - 12:30pm (Book signing during lunch)

Session 2: 12:45pm - 2:15pm (Talk and Q&A within that block of time)

Closing Service: 2:30pm-3:30pm (short meditation)

The Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at the Divinity School, Duke University. He served eight years as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, where he led the 157,000 Methodists and 792 pastors in North Alabama. For twenty years prior to the episcopacy, he was Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.


He is the author of sixty books. His Worship as Pastoral Care was selected as one of the ten most useful books for pastors in 1979 by the Academy of Parish Clergy. Over a million copies of his books have been sold. In 1996, an international survey conducted by Baylor University named him one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking world.


His newest book is Accidental Preacher: A Memoir published by Eerdmans 2019


For more information visit http://willwillimon.com/






Grace Church on-the-Hill is located at 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4V 1X4


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