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!)
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!
TEDxWinnipeg 2017 is on Tuesday!
Here’s everything you need to know to get the most out of your TEDxWinnipeg experience:
Where to Go
RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
375 York Avenue
Main Floor, North Building
There are two parking lots at the Convention Centre, one under the North building and one under the South building, both accessible by Carlton Street. Parking at the Convention Centre is $14 per day.
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.
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.
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.
The countdown is on for TEDxWinnipeg 2016 (pssst… there’s still time to submit your speaker applications and guest applications!) but did you know that we’re not the only TEDx event in town? Our friends at the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba also host independent TED events!
With applications flowing in and a little over a month left to submit, you might be wondering: what’s so great about attending TEDxWinnipeg? After all, you can view previous great TEDxWinnipeg talks online. However, there are some things in life that can’t be replicated through a screen. We’ve asked around and come up with the following ten reasons people love attending TEDxWinnipeg.
We’ve been asked a number of times what the difference is between TEDxWinnipeg and TEDxManitoba. Today, there is no difference, but to understand the question requires a brief history lesson about TEDx in Manitoba.
The province’s very first TEDx event took place in February 2011 under the name TEDxManitoba, which is where the current TEDxWinnipeg traces its roots to. This event took place with 100 guests at the Park Theatre, the attendance being limited by the license issued by TED.