Festival of Ideas 2017 Learn & Laugh


Show Past Dates


Infinity Convention Centre, 2901 Gibford Drive, , Ottawa, ON




$ 30 per Person

Social Links


This is a Conversation with Experts; Sex Therapist, Physician, Comedian and a Jazz Artist.


Dr. Ejibunmi Adetola is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and a member of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologist of Canada.
She is a Canadian trained Obstetrician Gynecologist and the Director of the Zoemed Womens Health Clinic.
She is very passionate about Women`s health care and enthusiastic about new developments within her specialty.
She is the only one in Ottawa and one of the few in the country to offer the MonaLisa Touch laser, a life changing treatment of Vulvovaginal atrophy. She trained at The Ottawa Hospital, and has been in practice in Ottawa and its environs since 2009. She also practiced in Africa for many years.
Dr. Adetola believes in providing the best quality of care and is humbled by the opportunity to have helped many patients over the years. She is married and have lived in Ottawa since 2005, she is blessed with 2 children.

Milana ZILNIK is an accomplished pianist, composer and singer-songwriter, who has been a performing and recording artist since her childhood. A strong lyricist and composer in her own right, Milana’s style is reminiscent of Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Michael Nyman, Keith Jarret and Chick Corea. Milana enjoys playing by ear, improvising and using whatever inspires her to create her own style of playing. She is known as an adept improviser, catching melodies on the fly and expanding them into her own creations.
Milana was born in Ukraine, lived in Israel for many years and moved to Canada in 2008. Having lived in different countries has enriched her musical experiences and storytelling. Her songs touch on issues of belonging, identity, the inner child, war and peace, and life and death. Soulful singing and complex piano melodies are Milana’s signature, but she embraces a variety of styles – everything from folk, blues, opera and Middle Eastern, to her soft spots for rock and jazz.
Milana has released seven albums (solo piano, original songs and New Age) and published a book with original scores for solo piano. Since 2012, in addition to performing live and releasing original albums, she has also taken piano and vocal performance in a commercial direction by doing session recordings, arranging, composing for films and online music libraries in her own studio located in Ottawa's suburb. Milana provides full-service soundtrack and song production, as well as live-recorded piano on demand.

Heather Hurst

Heather Hurst fell in love with comedy the first time she saw Tim Conway and Harvey Korman break into fits of giggles on The Carol Burnett Show.
After realizing that her government job was killing her (literally), she decided to jump off a cliff and into the arms of stand-up comedy in 2014, and she hasn’t looked back since. Mostly because she is afraid that someone will make her go back and clean up the mess. :)