FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TEDXWINNIPEG ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR 2018 EVENT
Eighth annual TEDxWinnipeg event to take place on June 13, 2018
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, APRIL 10, 2018 – Speakers have been announced for TEDxWinnipeg 2018, a full-day event taking place June 13, 2018 at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.
TEDxWinnipeg again presents a program filled with insightful and inspiring talks, arranged this year under the theme of “Challenge”. Speakers and topics include:
Rehman Abdulrehman – Resolving Unconscious Bias
Sparsh Agrawal – Bio-Inspired Computing
Tracey Bone – Revisiting Feminism
Alastair Clarke – A Borderless World
David Falk – Solving Conflict Created by Strengths
John Janzen – Types of Poverty
Jocelynn Johnson – Understanding Service Animals
Carolyn Klassen – The Value of Interconnectedness
Amy Krahn – The Wooden Spoon
John Luxford – Augmented Reality & Sense of Identity
Vicki Olatundun – Teaching Road Safety
Gord Parke – The Blockchain
Diane Roussin – Indigenous Innovation
Miyoung Suh – Food Security
“The TEDxWinnipeg team has worked hard to bring it up another notch this year,” said event chair Nicole Jensen. “We’re pleased to announce our first talk presented in American Sign Language (ASL), and to have an ASL interpreter available to the audience for the entire day.”
Local improv favourites Stephen Sim and Caity Curtis return for their third year as event emcees. Additional information and event registration is available now at TEDxWinnipeg.ca. The event has sold out every year.
TED is a non-profit organization which began as a one-time event in 1984, and became an annual technology, entertainment and design conference. In 2010, TED began licensing independently-run “TEDx” events to share ideas in communities around the world. TED has since become the most popular online lecture series, ever.
TEDx Winnipeg began in 2011 as TEDxManitoba, and continues as the province’s largest and longest-running TEDx conference. Past TEDxWinnipeg speakers have gone on to gain national and international attention, being interviewed by media such as The National and the New York Times, and being featured on the TED stage in New York. Videos of past TEDxWinnipeg Talks have been viewed online more than 700,000 times and are available at tedxwinnipeg.ca.
Register to attend TEDxWinnipeg 2018 now. Space is limited, so don’t delay!