“To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
TEDxWinnipeg is back for our 8th year of bringing innovative, creative, and thought-provoking speakers to the stage.
This year’s lineup includes another fantastic group of inspiring speakers for a full day of talks that will make you think, make you laugh, and might even make you tear up a little bit.
We’re genetic marvels; each of us the result of unique nature and nurture combinations. Yet so many of us despise the body we’re given. Join Photographer Teri Hofford to discuss body consciousness. Teri teaches body image workshops at Body Image Bootcamp (TM) and works to empower us to own our part in the body image conversation.
TEDxWinnipeg is now entering its eighth year of consecutive annual TEDx conferences — and that makes us one of the oldest continually-running TEDx experiences around. Originally known as TEDxManitoba, we’ve been learning and growing with each annual gathering we run, and last year we started our monthly TEDxWinnipegSalon series to keep us in an idea-sharing frame of mind year-round. One of the areas we’ve really grown in is helping speakers give their best talk possible — even if they’ve never spoken publicly before!
Since we’re in the midst of taking applications to speak at TEDxWinnipeg this year, we asked past TEDxWinnipeg speaker Dr. Andrea Kraj to reflect on her experience last year of applying, preparing, and giving her talk, Smart Cities Begin With You. We hope her experience will be helpful to encourage anyone who’s on the fence about whether or not to apply to speak – there are only a couple weeks left to apply for 2018.
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?