Mike Johnston is a slam poet (both champion and community builder), a scientist (teacher and National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow), an adventurer and a seeker of stories, guided by the stars and his desire to see the poetry in the science that connects us all. On June 6, he’ll be at TEDxWinnipeg, speaking about his love of science, poetry, and the constellations that bring the two together. To get to know Mike a bit better, we asked him seven questions.
Johanna Hurme is an architect who believes design and architecture can provide answers to pressing modern problems. She’ll be speaking at TEDxWinnipeg on June 6. We asked Johanna a few questions to get to know her better before the big day.
What is your idea worth spreading?
The importance of designing compact, walkable cities and directing growth inwards (as opposed to sprawl).
Dené Sinclair is the Director of Marketing for the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada, where she gets paid to tell the world about how beautiful, amazing and awesome Indigenous people in Canada are. Dené will be bringing her insights into indigenous people and tourism to TEDx Winnipeg on June 6. We caught up with Dené and asked her seven questions.
Why are you excited to speak at TEDxWinnipeg?
I love the idea of words changing us. Of words having power.
Ali Saeed feels lucky to be sharing his story at TEDx Winnipeg on June 6. A refugee from Ethiopia and Somalia in the 1980s, he has now sponsored over 100 refugees to resettle in Canada. We asked Ali a few questions about himself and his TEDx Talk.
What is your idea worth spreading?
I want people to learn the difference between “red revenge” and “green revenge.” Torturing people, denying the humanity of others, rape – all those are red revenge. In green revenge, people have to open their heart to others.
Andrea Kraj is the founder of CORE Renewable Energy Inc., a renewable energy tech company that helps communities, business and individuals plan their energy futures. She’ll be speaking at TEDxWinnipeg on June 6 about how we can all play a role in a green energy future. We asked her a few questions about herself and her idea worth spreading.
Jon Waldman is a marketing communications professional and a spokesperson for Fertility Matters Canada’s Manitoba chapter. He’ll be talking about his experience with infertility and coaching other men and couples at TEDx Winnipeg on June 6. We asked Jon a few questions to get to know him before the big day.
Ryan Mayberry is a first generation Canadian, born and raised in Winnipeg. He finds that the long winters give him plenty of time to develop his own nerdy creativity as a coder and a developer – “don’t underestimate the power of hibernation.” Ryan will be speaking about the connections between art and coding at TEDx Winnipeg on June 6. We asked him seven questions to get to know Ryan a bit better.
Tatjana Brkic is a teacher and researcher at Red River College, specializing in applied business research and social innovation. She’s also one of the speakers who will be presenting at TEDx Winnipeg on June 6. We caught up with Tatjana to get to know her a little better before the big day.
This year we asked one of our speakers, Alyson Shane, to give us some insight into what it’s like to prepare and give a talk at TEDxWinnipeg. This is her second in a series of posts about just that — she’ll check back in and give us another update in a few weeks’ time. Read Alyson’s first post here.
I’m back with another blog post about my TEDxWinnipeg speaking experience.
Can’t make it to TED this year? TED is coming to you! Mark your calendar for this coming Monday April 24th! The annual TED Conference takes place next week, and we’re celebrating opening day by viewing part of the opening program. We have set up a TEDxWinnipegSalon event with more details, as well as including it on our Meetup page, where you can RSVP. Tickets are available at the door or in advance.