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The Legacy Conference opens doors for Generation Y

The Legacy Conference opens doors for Generation Y

On Saturday, November 17, The Legacy Conference will be held at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. The Legacy Conference is a meeting of like-minded individuals dedicated to creating open dialogue about the worlds of entrepreneurship and business. The conference is aimed at Generation Y in order to give these young people the skills, ideas and connections they need to survive and thrive in the postmodern world.

The conference was founded in 2010 by Mohammad Al Azzouni, a University of Ottawa student. Azzouni wanted to bring together a group of talented and intelligent individuals to discover what it takes to be truly remarkable in the world of today. The conference started small with 60 in attendance, but doubled in size by 2011.

This year, The Legacy Conference will feature talks from the owners and founders of several local businesses and a motivational entrepreneurial speaker. The keynote speaker this year is Saul Colt, the founder of SAUL! – The Idea Integration Company, a key instigator of, and the man responsible for introducing Zipcars to Canada. Colt will be discussing the tension between inspiration and influence within the business world.

Also scheduled are panel discussions about failure in entrepreneurship, a necessary topic that is rarely discussed. These panels will feature the founders and owners of online retailers Frank & Oak, Inc, CanvasPop, DNA 11 and, as well as the founder of Fight for the Cure, the charity-boxing match put on this past March that featured Liberal MP Justin Trudeau and Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau.

According to Azzouni, the conference is about balancing knowledge and experience with imagination to help individuals exceed their own expectations and achieve great things for their communities. This year, the Legacy team is aiming to bridge the gap between different disciplines and industries to promote the sharing of ideas and innovation in the business community. Young people not directly involved in business or entrepreneurship are encouraged to attend as well.

The Legacy Conference is a not-for-profit organization that is run entirely by volunteers from Carleton University and uOttawa who are passionately excited about the unique learning opportunities afforded by this event.

 The Legacy Conference will be held at the National Arts Centre on November 17 from 8:30am to 6pm (EST). Tickets are available at

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