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Know Better, Do Better: International Women's Day 2020 Immersive Conference

Marit Collective

Saturday, 7 March 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EST)

Know Better, Do Better: International Women's Day 2020...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird - General Admission
Early bird pricing in effect until end of day, February 26.
27 Feb 2020 $75.00 $5.59
Pay-it-forward supporter ticket
Full day conference ticket + subsidize attendance for another
7 Mar 2020 $150.00 $10.15
Low-income accessible ticket 7 Mar 2020 $30.00 $2.84
Lunch by EVO Kitchen
We will contact you in the week leading up to the event to confirm which type of boxed lunch you would like. Available lunches here:
7 Mar 2020 $15.00 $1.93

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We are excited to present our International Women’s Day event for the fifth year in a row! We’ve expanded this year into a full day conference as well as bringing back our feminist vendor market.

We celebrate International Women’s Day yet again by using this platform to explore ideas on how we can all work to advance intersectional gender equity. As always, Marit Collective centres local voices with compelling discussion and nuanced examination of key issues.

We uphold that practical focus on knowledge into action in offering this second year of our “Know Better, Do Better” conference — providing opportunities to gain insight & to deeply examine important concepts so that we can grow in our understanding as we push to improve our world.

We invite you to join us for this day-long immersive conference with talks and breakout workshops on topics including a call to action in creating a more equitable world; gender-based challenges in the workforce as well as equitable hiring practices; reproductive justice; restorative justice in cases of sexual offence; queer allyship; respectful parenting; and arts & culture in Waterloo Region.

Enjoy the beautiful facilities at CIGI as you meet & mingle with other conference attendees while you soak in main stage talks and compelling workshops, with complimentary coffee/tea & nibbles, a fun & thoughtful "climate change cabaret" performance, and a free, curated Feminist Market to browse, featuring an array of local vendors and businesses!


The conference venue is easily accessible by public transit. Parking is available on-site at CIGI.


Tiered ticket prices:
$90 - general admission
$30 - low-income accessible pricing
$150 - pay-it-forward pricing for those capable (to subsidize the cost so others can attend)

Early bird ticket pricing of $75 in effect until end of day February 26!


Box lunch catered by EVO available for purchase at $15 per person. We will contact attendees in the week prior to the event to select the type of lunch you would like; information on types of lunches available here:

*Please note that Causerie membership discounts do not apply to this event.*

*No one turned away due to lack of funds; please contact for pay-what-you-can and sponsored ticket options.*


Registration opens at 9:30am; event starts at 10:15am.


“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” —Maya Angelou

#InternationalWomensDay #IWD2020 #KnowBetterDoBetter

Marit Collective wishes to thank the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI), and The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) Status of Women Committee for their support of our 2020 International Women's Day event!


CIGI     Power Shift WR     ETFO

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Centre for International Governance Innovation
67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2

Saturday, 7 March 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EST)

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Marit Collective

Marit Collective is a social organization that encourages a culture of depth and thoughtfulness through exploring personal insight and human connection. We create space for respectful discussion and consciousness-raising within our own groups and community, working at the personal level to foster more empathy and awareness of each other. We believe that individual shifts in understanding can lead to larger societal evolution in an increasingly polarized world.

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