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.
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).
Dené Sinclair is the Director of Marketing for the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada, where she gets paid to tell the world about how beautiful, amazing and awesome Indigenous people in Canada are. Dené will be bringing her insights into indigenous people and tourism to TEDx Winnipeg on June 6. We caught up with Dené and asked her seven questions.
Why are you excited to speak at TEDxWinnipeg?
I love the idea of words changing us. Of words having power.
Ali Saeed feels lucky to be sharing his story at TEDx Winnipeg on June 6. A refugee from Ethiopia and Somalia in the 1980s, he has now sponsored over 100 refugees to resettle in Canada. We asked Ali a few questions about himself and his TEDx Talk.
What is your idea worth spreading?
I want people to learn the difference between “red revenge” and “green revenge.” Torturing people, denying the humanity of others, rape – all those are red revenge. In green revenge, people have to open their heart to others.
Andrea Kraj is the founder of CORE Renewable Energy Inc., a renewable energy tech company that helps communities, business and individuals plan their energy futures. She’ll be speaking at TEDxWinnipeg on June 6 about how we can all play a role in a green energy future. We asked her a few questions about herself and her idea worth spreading.
Jon Waldman is a marketing communications professional and a spokesperson for Fertility Matters Canada’s Manitoba chapter. He’ll be talking about his experience with infertility and coaching other men and couples at TEDx Winnipeg on June 6. We asked Jon a few questions to get to know him before the big day.
Ryan Mayberry is a first generation Canadian, born and raised in Winnipeg. He finds that the long winters give him plenty of time to develop his own nerdy creativity as a coder and a developer – “don’t underestimate the power of hibernation.” Ryan will be speaking about the connections between art and coding at TEDx Winnipeg on June 6. We asked him seven questions to get to know Ryan a bit better.