Since we’re in the midst of taking applications to speak at TEDxWinnipeg this year, we asked past TEDxWinnipeg speaker Heather Hinam to reflect on her experience of preparing and giving her talk, Discovering the Amazing in the Everyday. We hope her experience will be helpful to encourage anyone who’s on the fence about whether or not to apply to speak.
• What we’ll do
Let’s break up the gloom of January and gather to laugh, share stories and learn how our own Member, Michelle Holigroski made last January brighter for many in our community.
• What to bring
Please bring your own water.
• Important to know
We have been educated for a time that no longer exists — in the old way of thinking, value is determined by shortage—I have it and you don’t. “When we think this way, we bifurcate. We get stuck at the ends of the rope: Either I’m right or you are. Select one answer or the other.” In the new way of thinking, we measure differently.
Some call it a bucket list, an adventure list, or a life list …
Do you have one? Too many? What’s on it? Perhaps more importantly, what’s missing?
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. Developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples—which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation, the Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history.
Our guest presenter is Barbara Bowes from the Legacy Bowes Group. https://www.legacybowes.com/
She’s passionate about helping people understand what they truly need to feel happy at work based on unique combination of intrinsic motivators. Did you know there’s 7 of them? Come and find out how many you identify with and find out if they’re in your life right now.
Heather will lead us on a nature walk, sharing her stories and amazing encyclopedic knowledge of nature.
We’ll meet at 7pm at the base of the Provencher Bridge, on the Forks side and end at the Forks.
TEDxWinnipeg celebrated its seventh annual event this year with a big growth spurt and a new venue. We had some big ideas for the event, but applying some caution, we decided to pace ourselves and have more great new things for next year. Reviews are still coming in (If you were a guest, remember to fill our your survey form!), but by and large, it seems we had a great day. We’re still completing our internal reviews of this year’s event, but found a few stats we wanted to share.
This review was written by Hilary Friesen, a first-time TEDxWinnipeg volunteer.
Tuesday was my first TEDx Winnipeg experience. And I have Brent Toderash, who asked me to volunteer on the marketing committee, to thank for it.
TEDxWinnipeg 2017 was a packed day of interesting and inspiring speakers, meeting new people and live-tweeting the whole experience. As I look back, what stands out to me are the common threads and interconnections between the speakers – a testament, I’m sure, to the care and dedication the organizers put into selecting the program.