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Cinquecento Finale: Guest Speakers, Music, Dance, Storytelling and More in One Original Live Event!

December 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location:Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper St., Ottawa, ON K2P 0G8
Key Contact:Jessie Cartwright
Contact Phone:613-520-2600 x8760

Event Details

We will kick off the year-end celebration in Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre’s (CDCC) beautiful main sanctuary space with a video presentation that will reflect on how Carleton University has honoured the life and legacy of Leonardo da Vinci over the past 12 months with the event series, Cinquecento.

Next, attendees will be treated to a SmarTalk Leonardo da Vinci performance by Gruppo Jobel (find more about the group and their incredible work below!).

After the performance, we invite all attendees to gather in the CDCC’s multi-purpose room for a reception, including hot coffee and delicious desserts generously provided by Sala San Marco Event and Conference Centre.

We hope you will join us for the Cinquecento Finale on Dec. 12!

About Gruppo Jobel and SmarTalk Leonardo da Vinci

Gruppo Jobel is an international cultural organization that has committed to raising awareness and engagement about social and environmental issues through artistic and educational programs since 2000. Working both globally and locally, it supports governments, institutions, UN Agencies, NGOs, the private sector, educational organizations, and local communities to deliver cultural messages related to sustainable visions, turning carelessness into responsibility.

SmarTalk is a new format launched by Gruppo Jobel in 2018. It is a performing arts composition designed around guest speakers in conferences or events and an innovative format to communicate content. The Leonardo da Vinci SmarTalk is particularly special due to da Vinci’s polyedric personality. Attendees can expect guest speakers, music, dance, storytelling in one original live event!

The Canadian edition of the SmarTalk Leonardo da Vici has been originally produced with the contribution of Italian and Swiss Embassies.

Rehearsals Venue for the SmarTalk Leonardo da Vinci: National Congress on Italian Canadians.

Guest Speakers:

Angelo B. Mingarelli, Ph.D., is Professor of Mathematics at Carleton University, Canada where he has been an active teacher and researcher for the past 25 years. He is the author of over 100 scientific articles and six books, two of which are educational and the rest are research oriented monographs. Prior to joining Carleton University, he was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Ottawa for 12 years. As an academic, he was President of the Carleton University Academic Staff Association (a certified trade union in Ontario) for three terms and served on its Board for eight years. As well, he sat as a faculty member on the Carleton University Board of Governors for a three year term. He is currently interested in creating art for sentient AI beings.

Masud Taj, award winning Adjunct Professor at Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, was mentored by David Hosbrough in the Italic Hand. His book Embassy of Liminal Spaces, interfacing architecture and poetry with thirty-three calligraphic plates, is permanently installed in Canadian Chancery, Bangalore, India and inducted into the Library of Parliament, Canada. He delivered the FPA Research Series talk Leonardo Da Vinci: From Baghdad to Bayezid (Oct 1) and “Vitruvian Man” as Renaissance Selfie (Dec 7). Last year he went on a two month round-the-world lecture tour, visiting sixteen cities, and holding thirteen events pertaining to architecture and poetry, including an exhibition of his calligraphy in Sydney.

Register for Cinquecento Finale


Visiting CDCC

Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre is located at the municipal address: 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa, Ontario. For guests wishing to enter via the Lisgar Street parking lot entrance, you can also use the address: 290 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, Ontario


There are two accessible entrances with ramps at the building.  One located at 355 Cooper Street on the south side of the building and the second located on the north Lisgar Street parking lot entrance to the building. There is elevator access to all four levels of the building. Please call ahead to 613-520-4401 to make any inquiries about accessibility in the building.


There is a paid parking lot on the north side of the building.  Parking is limited in this lot and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Overflow parking (paid, street or otherwise) available nearby along Cooper Street, Lisgar Street, and O’Connor Street. Two accessible parking spots are located on the south/west corner of the lot. Two meters accepting coin and credit cards are available in the lot to make payment.  Guests with smartphones may download the “Flowbird” app to manage and pay for their parking.

Drivers can drop off guests at the main entrances to the building, but must immediately move their vehicle to maintain clear emergency routes to the building.