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.
There are just seven weeks to go to TEDxWinnipeg 2017! This week, guests are being notified of whether their application was accepted to attend. In the meantime, learn a little bit more about the speakers who will be spreading their big ideas at TEDxWinnipeg on June 6!
Ali Saeed talks about refugees and the need to speak up against oppression (The Times).
Dené Sinclair talks about how indigenous people participate in tourism (The Lance).
New York isn’t quite a galaxy far, far away, but just in case Todd Scott took a wookie along for the trip. And, of course, some humorous tips for using an automatic external defibrillator (AED).
Sonya Ballantyne is a finance clerk by day and a filmmaker by night. Sonya loves telling stories to new people, something she’ll get to do at TEDx Winnipeg 2017. We asked Sonya a few questions to get to know her better before she takes the stage on June 6.
Why are you excited to speak at TEDxWinnipeg?
The opportunity to reach out to as many people as I can with my thoughts and ideas. Being a speaker will be like being given a megaphone that everyone is going to hear.
Mike Lund is a chartered conflict resolution practitioner, a married father of two young adults and one of the remarkable speakers lined up for TEDxWinnipeg 2017. We sat down with Mike to learn a bit more about what makes him tick and his idea worth spreading.
If you’re not following us on Meetup.com, you should jump over there and join the group! You’ll find a couple of events have been announced between now and our June 6th annual full day event. TEDxWinnipegSalon events are smaller gatherings or meetups throughout the year, and we’ve announced two additional events.
Monday April 24th, 2017
TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 Opening Event
Reflections on Canadian Identity with Priti Shah (A Non-Hyphenated Canadian)
You might recall Priti Shah’s name from a recent incident in the news, but she’s been reflecting about what it means to be fully Canadian long before that. Even though her ethnicity is East Indian, she was born in Canada and is unapologetically not a hyphenated-Canadian.
Something unexpected happened at TEDxWinnipeg 2016: an improvised talk by comedy improv duo and TEDxWinnipeg hosts Caity Curtis and Stephen Sim. If the talk wasn’t weird enough already, guest Alyson Shane hashtagged it #PeanutButterSynergy on Twitter. The hashtag trended nationally alongside the official #TEDxWinnipeg and #TEDxwpg2016 tags — due no doubt in part to people asking what the heck it meant. We’re very glad to have Stephen & Caity back this year to host TEDxWinnipeg 2017. And if you missed out on #PeanutButterSynergy last year, here’s their impromptu TEDx Talk.
Anab Jain, Laura Galante, Titus Kaphar, Garry Kasparov, Tim Ferriss, OK Go, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks