2018 Presenter

Denise Pinto

Denise Pinto lives in Toronto, ON and is presenting:

Denise is a writer, urbanist, and creative strategist. Formerly the Executive Director of a global charity based in Toronto, Canada, she takes a systems view when designing cross-sector partnerships to advocate for inclusive, citizen-led initiatives.

Denise has delivered keynote lectures in Vienna, Hong Kong, and Chicago on the importance of connected communities. She is the recipient of a Medal of Excellence from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and in 2016, she was named a Vital Person by the Toronto Foundation. She sits on several non-profit boards and is working on her first novel.

In the past, Denise has presented:

  • Check Your Privilege: Facilitating with an awareness of who’s in the room (2017)

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