Attending TEDxWinnipeg? We have details for you!
When: June 13th. Registration opens at 8am. Doors open at 8:15am, and we should be wrapping up for the day by 4:30pm. When you arrive, please line up at the registration desk corresponding to the first letter in your last name, and have your ticket ready to present. Note for sponsors: you have a separate registration table and should not line up by name.
TEDxWinnipeg is a 100% volunteer-run nonprofit, and the revenue we get from guest registration doesn’t come close to covering all of the event costs; leaving us dependent on sponsors to be able to bring everything together. This led us to sit down with Dale Driedger, the President and Co-Founder of Pinnacle Staffing, to discuss why supporting TEDxWinnipeg aligns with the company’s values, and why they’ve chosen to return as a sponsor for this year:
We’re only a few weeks away from TEDxWinnipeg 2018, which means we only have 13 days until this year’s speakers challenge us to think outside of our comfort zones, consider new approaches to solving our problems, and feel inspired to make a difference in our community
(This is a great time to remind you to register to attend before the last few spots sell out!)
TEDxWinnipeg is a 100% volunteer-run nonprofit, and the revenue we get from guest registration doesn’t come close to covering all of the event costs. As This leaves us dependent on sponsors to be able to bring everything together. With that in mind, we decided to chat with some of them about why they believe in TEDxWinnipeg. This is how we came to sit down virtually with National Leasing’s new Outreach Specialist, Kristin Cuma to talk about CWB National Leasing and why they’ve chosen to sponsor TEDxWinnipeg.
Let’s face it: when we work for someone else it can be hard to find the time to attend all the events that we want, no matter how good they may be for our professional development.
This goes for conferences, lunch-and-learns, seminars, breakfast events… and even events like TEDxWinnipeg!
We’re pleased to announce that Air Canada is now the official airline of TEDxWinnipeg! Air Canada becoming one of our valued sponsors this year will have an added benefit for someone this year — one of our guests will be awarded return airfare for two to one of over 200 destinations worldwide! There’s a tiny bit of fine print for these promotional tickets, of course — they’re valid for travel on Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and Jazz scheduled flights only, and you need to fly by the end of next year, 2019.
One of the best things about TEDxWinnipeg is that not only does it provide a forum for learning, discussion, and idea-sharing, but it’s also a great opportunity to meet some of Winnipeg’s best thinkers, activists, and movers and shakers in general.
John Janzen started life as a lonely farm boy, but these days he works as the Community Education Coordinator for Siloam Mission and speaks all over the province to thousands of students, and works with schools, universities, and community groups spreading the message that the answer to homelessness is stronger communities – characterized by people who understand that the world starts to change when we connect our lives to people who are not like us. At TEDxWinnipeg on June 13 John will speak to us about “two types of poverty” and how we can use personal connections and empathy to solve it.
Diane Roussin is a passionate community leader committed to the pursuit of pimadaziwin (the good life) for all families and children. Her in-depth knowledge of Indigenous issues and solutions flow directly from her strong sense of identity and worldview. A proud member of Skownan First Nation, Diane is currently the Project Director of the Winnipeg Boldness Project, an ambitious social innovation initiative seeking to create large-scale systems change for children and families in the Point Douglas neighbourhood. She’ll speak to us about pimatsiwin, Indigenous wisdom, world views and perspectives naturally cultivate innovation, which offers universal solutions that can enable all of us to thrive at TEDxWinnipeg on June 13.
David Falk (MA C.Med) has been a Partner in the firm Facilitated Solutions since 2003. He is a seasoned consultant and conflict management specialist who has been assisting organizations prevent, manage and resolve conflicts since 1990. He specializes in building personal and team resilience, workplace mediation, group facilitation, group needs assessments, polarity (change) management, conflict resolution training, leadership coaching, team renewal sessions, and executive team development. At TEDxWinnipeg on June 13th David will show us how the same strategy used for escaping a rip current can be used to save your relationships as well as your life.