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.
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.
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.
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 second in a series of posts about just that — she’ll check back in and give us another update in a few weeks’ time. Read Alyson’s first post here.
I’m back with another blog post about my TEDxWinnipeg speaking experience.
New York isn’t quite a galaxy far, far away, but just in case Todd Scott took a wookie along for the trip. And, of course, some humorous tips for using an automatic external defibrillator (AED).
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 first in a series of posts about just that — she’ll check back in and give us another update in a few weeks’ time.
There are few Winnipeggers who need to be told who Wilma Derksen is, and some will remember the powerful talk on forgiveness that she gave on our stage in 2012. There were few dry eyes in the house, and the talk received a standing ovation; the video is below. Through this talk, Wilma, her work, and her story became known to Malcolm Gladwell, who met with her and told her story to an international audience in his 2013 book David and Goliath.
You already knew that some of the best people in the province hang around TEDxWinnipeg, right? We always love to hear what our past speakers and volunteers are up to. Shout-outs this week to 2015 speaker Todd Scott (@MeToddScott), who is in New York city this week to give a new talk at [email protected], an official TED event (no “x”). Do us proud, Todd!