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TEDxWinnipeg Unveils Slate of 14 Speakers

April 11, 2018 7:05 AM | News

TEDxWinnipegTEDxWinnipeg has unveiled a slate of engaging speakers to deliver a full day of insightful and inspiring talks later this spring.

The annual technology, entertainment and design conference began in 1984 as TED. Since then, several independently-run “TEDx” events have been running across the globe.

“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.

This year’s speakers are:

  • 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 event sells out every year. Additional information is available at TEDxWinnipeg.ca.

TEDxWinnipeg 2018 is June 13 at the RBC Convention Centre.

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