Roadmap: 2030; October 25 & 26, 2011; Appel Salon of the Toronto Reference Library

Presenter – Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis, President, Discovery Channel Canada

Paul is moderating “The Boom Effect” on October 25th.As President and General Manager of Discovery Networks in Canada, Paul Lewis is responsible for all day-to-day operations, including programming, production and marketing, as well as business and strategic planning. In addition to Discovery Channel, he also oversees operations for four additional channels – Discovery World HD, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Science and their associated websites. Lewis is also responsible for a production company, Exploration Production Inc., which makes and distributes award-winning documentaries for the international market.

Lewis joined Discovery Channel in 1994 as Executive Producer of in-house programming and helped create the world’s first daily science magazine show,, which was re-introduced in Fall 2002 as DAILY PLANET. He has also developed and executive produced numerous documentaries, series and live specials. He was also responsible for Discovery Canada’s most ambitious project ever – RACE TO MARS and MARS RISING – a multi-platform concept that he conceived and developed.

Lewis is a Director on several industry boards, including the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers.