TEDxWinnipeg is June 2, 2016Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre
140 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
Speakers for TEDxWinnipeg 2016
TEDxWinnipeg is pleased to announce our first two confirmed speakers for this year’s event. Join us on June 2nd to hear Israel Idonije (Israel Idonije Foundation) on “Building Successful People” and Dr. Nicole Buckley (Canadian Space Agency) on her research into Health & Aging in Space.
Dr. Buckley was with us in 2011 talking about Canada’s Role in Space, and Israel Idonije is well-known in our province even beyond UofM Bisons fandom. We’re thrilled to announce these two influential leaders will head our list of inspiring talks for 2016.
Joining Nicole Buckley and Israel Idonije in our speaker lineup this year are Daniel Blair, Matt Cohen, Alex Drysdale, Stephen Dubienski, Cheryl Ferguson, Earl Gardiner, Alexandra Hasenpflug, Dwight MacAulay, Laszlo Pinter, Janet Schmidt, and Madison Thomas.
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