In Conversation - Chancellor Shelagh Rogers with Stewart Butterfield, BA 96

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7 p.m. | Saturday, February 7 | University Centre Farquhar Auditorium

The UVic Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Chancellor Shelagh Rogers will be In Conversation with web industry leader Stewart Butterfield, BA '96, in a special event closing Alumni Week 2015.

Rogers and Butterfield will talk about his role in creating Flickr, the start-up company Slack, and his rise to become an internet visionary, as a leading magazine called him.

Free, reserved seats are available now from the UVic Ticket Centre. While seats are free, it's recommended you confirm your seats in advance in order to avoid disappointment.

Rogers is a nationally recognized CBC Radio interviewer and advocate for reconciliation for Aboriginal people, adult literacy and mental health awareness. She hosts and produces The Next Chapter, a CBC Radio program devoted to Canadian writing.

She became UVic's 11th chancellor on Jan. 1 and is to be installed during spring convocation ceremonies in June.

Butterfield, described recently by Wired magazine as an “internet visionary,” was a co-founder of Flickr, the photo and video sharing website that pioneered many of the elements of social networking.

He is CEO and co-founder of Slack, a team communication software platform. In its first year the San Francisco-based company has attracted more than 350,000 daily users and its customer list includes Buzzfeed, Comcast and Walmart.

Butterfield graduated from UVic and Cambridge with degrees in philosophy. He made Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in 2006 and he’s a past recipient of the UVic Distinguished Alumni Award.

His ongoing academic interests include cognitive science, the history and philosophy of science, and economics. He lives in Vancouver.

Follow this link for a complete list of Alumni Week 2015 events and prize draw entry information.