FAQ

Why are there so many women speakers this year at a summit on Masculinity?

Men and Masculinity opened up for applications for speakers early in the year for the 2018 Summit, we received over 20 applications. After careful review of each submission based on  many factors including alignment with theme, topic, previous speaking experience with this audience size and the 7 best speakers were selected.

At the 2017 Summit, their were 6 men and 2 women. The best were chosen.  At the 2016 Summit, their were 8 men and 2 women. The best were chosen.

Optics are important and that it is easy to question why there are so many women speaking this year or Men last year.

We do not prescribe to an equality of outcome, we do believe in equality of opportunity and that we get the best speakers on stage.

Why did Men and Masculinity change the name of the Men’s and Masculinity Summit to The Men’s and Women’s Summit on Masculinity?

We believe that in order to make a large and tremendous impact, it will take men and women working together in partnership, learning from each other to create change.

The previous name of the event was not apparent to all that it is open to both men and women.

Is Men and Masculinity a non profit organization?

Men and Masculinity is a 100% volunteer run organization. We do not pay for any labor except in a few cases where we need specialized talent in audio and video management. Much of the audio and video equipment is sponsored, all other labor is given freely by dedicated volunteers so that we may reach a wider audience and offer the Men’s and Women’s Summit on Masculinity affordably to allow as many as people possible to attend and participate in this day of learning and enrichment.

We count on sponsorship dollars to assist us in keeping rates within reason and express our gratitude to the Canadian Association for Equality for co-sponsoring this year’s Summit.

All proceeds from our Summit go back into creating video content to share on social media and to continue in developing future events with professionalism and impact.

It is our intention to become a non profit organization in 2 to 3 years as we develop a strengthened foundation that continuously supports growth and future success.

What is the boy’s crisis?

It’s a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science.

It’s a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women.

It’s a crisis of fathering. Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison.

It’s a crisis of purpose. Boys’ old sense of purpose, being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner is fading.

Many bright boys are experiencing a “purpose void,” feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification.

So, what is The Boy Crisis? A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers, and policymakers can do to help our sons become happier, healthier men and fathers and leaders worthy of our respect.

Here’s Dr. Warren Farrell’s TEDx Talk on The Boy Crisis  – https://youtu.be/Qi1oN1icAYc

What are the prices – Events and pricing?

Live attendance to the Men’s and Women’s Summit on Masculinity in Toronto is only $99 + HST Canadian dollars.

VIP Leadership Forum on Masculinity’s live attendance in Toronto is only $199 + HST

Canadian dollars.

VIP Leadership Forum on Masculinity and The Men’s and Women’s Summit on Masculinity live attendance to both days is only $249 + HST Canadian dollars

The Men’s and Women’s Summit on Masculinity livestream webcast access is available for only $59.00 + HST Canadian dollars.

What is the VIP Leadership Forum on Masculinity?

The VIP Leadership Forum on Masculinity takes place the evening before the Men’s and Women’s Summit on Masculinity on November 17th from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville.

This will be an intimate evening with Dr. Warren Farrell who will discuss causes and solutions to “The Boy Crisis” and introduce the content in such a way that makes it clear if only one sex wins, both sexes lose. Additionally, he will be working with leaders on experiential exercises and train them on how to incorporate those lessons into their presentations.

Seating to this event is limited and is available with a VIP ticket.

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