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:
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.
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.
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.
Jocelynn Johnson is a Geospatial Analyst for the Government of Manitoba. She is a graduate of both Red River College and the University of Manitoba (BSc), and is currently pursuing a third degree. After becoming completely Deaf due to meningitis as a child she became the first child in Manitoba to receive a Cochlear Implant but had to have it removed several years later due to medical complications – as a result, she has gone between existing in the hearing world, the Deaf world, and the grey area in-between. At TEDxWinnipeg on June 13th she’ll help us gain a better understanding of why service animals are not a pet project.
Miyoung Suh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba, and trained as a Clinical Dietitian in the areas of gastroenterology, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. She believes that quantity and quality dietary choices affect the health of our communities, and since 2016 she has been involved in a smart vertical farm project in Manitoba’s Opaskwayak Cree Nation reserve, which grows vegetables using computer-assisted hydroponic technologies originally developed in South Korea. She’ll be sharing how smart hydroponic vertical farming in northern communities across Canada and beyond can provide remote communities with fresh, healthy dietary options on their dinner tables at TEDxWinnipeg on June 13, 2018.
Dr. Tracey Bone, MSW, Ph.D., RSW is a passionate educator, researcher, mentor and advocate. An Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba, she is creative and dedicated to providing an optimal experience for both her students and research participants. On TEDxWinnipeg on June 13 Tracey will explore how conversations about abuses of power and sexual harassment have shifted, and how feminism can move the world by promoting more conversations, more movement, and most importantly, more space to accept, without feeling threatened.
Amy Krahn was raised on an acreage in rural Manitoba. Ever since she realized that one had to work for a living, she started planning her entry into the crafts market, creating lines of products from a young age. Amy is fully committed to her woodworking business, and will discuss the primal aesthetic of the wooden spoon and how it it creates a connection to nature and to our history at TEDxWinnipeg on June 13. We caught up with Amy to pick her brain with a few questions before the big day:
Carolyn O. Klassen has completed a Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling in Fresno, California and holds a degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Manitoba. Carolyn’s works with men and women as individuals, couples and families in a counseling setting and is a certified facilitator in The Daring Way™, a curriculum developed out of the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Her TEDxWinnipeg talk will focus on how we can draw lessons about interconnectedness from sequoia trees and their root systems. We caught up with her to ask her a few questions before the big day on June 13, 2018: