How do we thrive in a future that looks nothing like the past?

What is Boma?

Boma is a global network of local partners that curate provocative learning experiences so that, in a world of continuous change, we can be more intentional and intelligent about the future.

Origin of the word "Boma"

The roots of the word “Boma” date back to Africa — the cradle of humankind — and lie in the languages spoken in the African Great Lakes. The Boma was a circular enclosure for the community and elders to gather, normally built out of branches. It was a sacred space for community gatherings and meaningful discussions to be had, a space where decisions were made, and actions were taken.

Our Ecosystem

Boma is about convening a network of individuals and organizations that are designing, educating, and driving change. We believe that systems change can only happen when everyone is involved in the conversation — from government leaders, corporate bodies, and entrepreneurs to communities, non-profits, and youth—everyone.

Our History

The Chairman and Founder of Boma Global, Lara Stein, created the TEDx program at TED, and grew it into a global movement with more than 15,000 events and more than 1 billion video views.

Through her work with TEDx, Lara learned the innovation power of local communities, and how to harness this power. She also learned how to build a massive volunteer network and how to sustain it long term. After leaving TED, she joined Singularity University, to build a decentralized network of country partners and take them global.

Now, she has joined forces with dozens of country, corporate and community partners with an intimate understanding and appreciation of the power of large-scale, decentralized networks.

Together they’re creating new global network that supports business leaders, politicians, educators, entrepreneurs, young people and grassroots organizers to navigate our rapidly changing world, helping create a better, more sustainable and human centered future for us all.

Why Boma?

The world around us is changing faster than ever. And it’s not just technology. Sociopolitical change. Geopolitical change. Climate change. Changes in our structures and economic systems. How can anyone keep up? How can our organizations and institutions adapt and thrive in a future that looks nothing like the past? How can we thrive in this future?

To navigate our highly uncertain world, we need a new kind of conversation. Boma’s global network enables business leaders, politicians, educators, entrepreneurs, young people, and changemakers to navigate this rapidly changing world so that they can be more intentional and intelligent about the future they’re creating.

At Boma, we don’t challenge you to change the world. We empower you to change your world.

Our Team

The people bringing Boma to Canada.

Co-Founder & Country Partner

Dan Jacob

Co-Founder & Country Partner

Jessica Weisz

Event Production

Lina Beaudin

Event Production

Liane Coulahan

Advisory Board

Vice-President, thinkTV Canada

Laura Baehr

https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurabaehr/
Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company Canada

Stephen Bear

Founding Partner and CEO, Highline BETA

Marcus Daniels

Co-Founder and COO, B2ten

Dominic Gauthier

Olympic Champion. VP Sport Development at ViaSport

Jennifer Heil

Past-Vice Chair, PwC Canada

Raj Kothari

Chief of Staff, Wikimedia Foundation

Ryan Merkley

Boma Partners 

Our partners help us deliver an experience that is second to none.

Think Global. Act Local.

Boma is a global network of local partners.

MO GAWDAT
ex-CBO GOOGLE X, HAPPINESS FUTURIST

LISA KAY SOLOMON
AUTHOR, MOMENTS OF IMPACT

PARAG KHANNA
AUTHOR, TECHNOCRACY IN AMERICA

ALEXANDRE CADAIN
XPRIZE AI AMBASSADOR

DIVYA CHANDER
NEUROSCIENTIST

LARRY LESSIG
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

Our Global Brain Trust

Insight, ethics, expertise, experience and agendas from world-class thinkers.