Sparsh Agrawal is a grade 9 student. He is an innovator, debater, scientist, mathematician and a hockey fan. When he was in the sixth grade he developed his first iPhone app called “The Mind Reader”, and he’s always had a love for technology. Sparsh will discuss how algorithms developed by studying nature’s techniques show exciting results in areas like financial portfolio management at TEDxWinnipeg on June 6.
TEDxWinnipeg 2018 features a full day of inspiring and challenging talks. Tickets are $65 until May 13th, when they go up to $85. We’ve sold out every year, so register quickly on our website at https://tedxwinnipeg.ca
Speakers and topics this year include:
John Luxford is a self-taught software developer, musician, and entrepreneur who is passionate about technology as a means of social change. After being involved in one of the first virtual reality projects in Manitoba in 2013, John co-founded The Campfire Union with two of his best friends. Their latest creation, Flipside, ties storytelling and technology together deeper than ever before. He’ll be speaking about how virtual avatars enable us to be anything we can imagine based not on assumptions about our physical selves but on how we choose to be seen at TEDxWinnipeg on June 13.
Dr. Rehman Y. Abdulrehman, Ph.D., C. Psych. is a consulting and clinical psychologist with LeadWithDiversity.com and is the founder and director of Clinic Psychology Manitoba. He’ll be speaking about how meeting institutionalized racism and unconscious bias with increased mindfulness helps shift our thinking from US vs. THEM to WE, which is necessary in diverse societies at TEDxWinnipeg on June 13. We caught up with him to ask him a few questions before the big day:
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TEDXWINNIPEG ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR 2018 EVENT
Eighth annual TEDxWinnipeg event to take place on June 13, 2018
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, APRIL 10, 2018 – Speakers have been announced for TEDxWinnipeg 2018, a full-day event taking place June 13, 2018 at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.
TEDxWinnipeg again presents a program filled with insightful and inspiring talks, arranged this year under the theme of “Challenge”. Speakers and topics include:
“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.