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.
On Tuesday, at TEDxWinnipeg 2017, emcee Caity Curtis used quotes from the day’s TEDx Talks and guests’ post-its and notes at the game stations to craft a found poem that she read to the audience. Here is the poem.
Can’t attend TEDx Winnipeg? Host a TEDx Winnipeg viewing party in your classroom, boardroom or living room!
The basics are easy. All you need is:
- A room with a good internet connection
- A screen where you can show the TEDx Winnipeg Livestream
- Some forward-thinking friends or colleagues to share the experience!
Steve Langston is an entrepreneur and owner of Dirty T Shirt Productions, a digital marketing company with a focus on video. Dirty T Shirt’s documentaries have been seen across Canada on channels like CBC, RadX and MTS Stories From Home. We caught up with Steve to ask him a few questions before he takes the stage at TEDx Winnipeg on June 6.
This year we asked one of our speakers, Alyson Shane, to give us some insight into what it’s like to prepare and give a talk at TEDxWinnipeg. This is her third in a series of posts about just that. In less than a week, she’ll be on the TEDxWinnipeg stage! In case you missed them, you can still catch up on Alyson’s first and second posts in this series.
Joel Carter is a “recovering physician.” He specializes in end stage illness and cancer, using storytelling to connect with and care for patients. He’s one of the speakers at TEDxWinnipeg on June 6 and we caught up with him to ask a few questions before the big event.
Rana Bokhari may be best known as the former leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party. She assumed her public political role in a flurry of “firsts”: youngest, female, minority, Muslim, party leader in Manitoba or Canada. No longer partisan, Rana advocates for women’s rights, mental health services, the homeless, the LGBTQ community, First Nations housing issues, and she provides pro-bono legal work for missing and murdered indigenous women. This means a lot of travel and a lot of work, but when you meet her in person, she’s down-to-earth, friendly, and open. And she’s a hugger. TEDxWinnipeg’s Brent Toderash managed to flag her down for seven questions and a bit of conversation about her upcoming TEDxWinnipeg talk, Leadership: Breaking Traditional Gender, Age, & Religious Barriers.
Mike Johnston is a slam poet (both champion and community builder), a scientist (teacher and National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow), an adventurer and a seeker of stories, guided by the stars and his desire to see the poetry in the science that connects us all. On June 6, he’ll be at TEDxWinnipeg, speaking about his love of science, poetry, and the constellations that bring the two together. To get to know Mike a bit better, we asked him seven questions.
Johanna Hurme is an architect who believes design and architecture can provide answers to pressing modern problems. She’ll be speaking at TEDxWinnipeg on June 6. We asked Johanna a few questions to get to know her better before the big day.
What is your idea worth spreading?
The importance of designing compact, walkable cities and directing growth inwards (as opposed to sprawl).