Some of the volunteers who are helping to make TEDxManitoba come to life

TEDxManitoba would be impossible without our dozens of volunteers who have put time, effort and dedication. Here are a few of the people who helped make it happen.

Lucas C Pauls

Favorite TED Talk:
JR’s TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out
Personal Site: CircleTheft


Mary Anne Isaak

Favorite TED Talk:
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Personal Site: http://remb.ca/
Profile on 
LinkedIn

 


Gary Craven

Twitter@ggcraven
Favorite TED Talk:
Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology
Personal sitehttp://www.pcgi.mb.ca/
Profile on LinkedIn
Profile on
 Facebook


Justin Lee

Twitter: @justinleeca
Favorite TED Talk
:
Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Personal site: http://justinlee.ca/


Ian D. Stewart

Twitter: @iandstewart
Personal sitehttp://iandanielstewart.com/
Profile on Facebook


Reyn Redekopp

Twitter@rredekopp
Favorite TED Talk:
Clifford Stoll on … everything
Personal sitehttp://rredekopp.blogspot.com/
Profile on LinkedIn


Marie Antaya

Favorite TED Talk:
Jason Fried: Why work doesn’t happen at work
Profile on  LinkedIn
Page on Facebook


 

Meet 10+1 People Attending TEDxManitoba

It’s not just the speakers that will make TEDxManitoba a day to remember. It’s the dynamic of the ideas being shared, discussed and spread. We decided that this year, we were going to make it as easy as possible for our attendees to connect and discuss both at the event and in the months to come. Over the course of a few posts, we’ll be posting profiles for those who agreed to do so, and we hope it helps keep the conversations going and the ideas spreading. So here they are, the attendees of TEDxManitoba 2012.

Read more attendee profiles here.

UPDATE: We missed Kyle somehow. So we added him. Sorry Kyle!

Kyle Geske

Twitter@stungeye
Favorite TED Talk:
Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists
Personal Site: http://stungeye.com/
Profile on 
Facebook


Corey Malone

Twitter: @coreycmalone
Favorite TED Talk:
Drew Dudley “Leading with Lollipops”
Profile on Facebook


Jodie Layne

Twitter: @jodielayne
Favorite TED Talk:
Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story
Personal site: http://winnipeg.ihollaback.org/
Profile on Facebook



Andrea Robin

Twitter: @AndreaRobin1
Personal site: http://andrearobin.myblogsite.com/
Profile on Facebook


Ian McCausland

Twitter: @ianmcc
Favorite TED Talk:
Jason Fried: Why work doesn’t happen at work
Personal site: http://www.ian.ca
Profile on Facebook
Profile on LinkedIn


Gail Granger

Favorite TED Talk:
Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food
Profile on  LinkedIn


Marney Stapley

Twitter: @marneystapley


Jill Winograd

Favorite TED Talk:
Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders
Profile on LinkedIn


Cheryl Buell


Jamil Mahmood

Twitter: @Jamil_Mahmood
Favorite TED Talk:
Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!
Profile on Facebook


Meet TEDxManitoba Chair, Lisa MacKenzie

Lisa is a: Learner. Leader. Change-Implementer. Type A. Square Peg. ISTJ. MBA. PMP. Boxer. Volunteer Boxing Coach/Class Leader. Lover of all things lime green. Tackler of the “we’ve never done this before before” initiatives. Underdog Champion. Stickler for quality. Work in Progress… and she would not have it any other way.

Why are you volunteering as Chair for TEDxManitoba 2012?

“Lis, how would you like to be a part of bringing the first TEDx event to Winnipeg, Manitoba?”

It was the spring of 2010 when I was first approached for this opportunity and I jumped at the chance. I jumped in deep as Marketing and Communications Lead, Social Media Coordinator, Steering Committee member, and member of the Speakers Committee for TEDxManitoba 2011.

TEDxManitoba 2011 was an incredible amount of work to pull off, but also, incredibly rewarding to be part of. We made a difference to our audience, to our speakers, to our sponsors, and we helped spread some incredible ideas that otherwise would have gone unknown. We showcased Manitoba. We helped make a difference. People were affected for a long time afterwards – the event changed people.

I couldn’t help but want to be a part of that again. So when the past Chair asked me to take on the Chair role, I stepped into those big shoes and began building the team to bring 2012 to life.

Which TED talk do you think everyone should watch?

Derek Sivers: How to start a movement.

Look Who Else is Attending TEDxManitoba

It’s not just the speakers that will make TEDxManitoba a day to remember. It’s the dynamic of the ideas being shared, discussed and spread. We decided that this year, we were going to make it as easy as possible for our attendees to connect and discuss both at the event and in the months to come. Over the course of a few posts, we’ll be posting profiles for those who agreed to do so, and we hope it helps keep the conversations going and the ideas spreading. So here they are, the attendees of TEDxManitoba 2012.

More attendee profiles are here.


Matt Wiebe

Twitter:@mattwiebe
Favorite TED Talk:
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
Personal site: http://mattwie.be/




Alisha Paul

Twitter: @alishaizanne
Favorite TED Talk:
Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity
Personal site: http://alishapaul.tumblr.com/
Profile on Facebook
Profile on LinkedIn


Robert Shindler

Twitter:
Favorite TED Talk:
Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster — from scratch
Personal site: http://lueepodcast.wordpress.com/
Profile on Facebook

 


Andrea Villeneuve

Twitter: @SWDinWinnipeg @SupermomRedux
Favorite TED Talk:
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
Profile on LinkedIn




Dean Cooper


Brendan Curran-Johnson


Stacey Somers


Meet steering committee member, Rachelle Thibodeau

Rachelle is a Winnipeg-based IT professional employed at Investors Group. She works closely with quality assurance analysts, software developers and vendors to deliver software applications that meet the needs of IG’s Consultants. This means she gets to be strategic in figuring out how to get the best out of teams in order to deliver a quality product. In short, it means that Rachelle spends her days coming up with innovative ways for teams to collaborate.

This is Rachelle’s second year involved with TEDxManitoba, adding that “while it can be very intense work it’s well worth it when you see the end result.”

What’s your role on the organizing committee?

Sponsorship Committee Lead

Why are you volunteering for TEDxManitoba 2012?

I’m volunteering because I believe in TED’s concept of mixing ideas and people to achieve meaningful outcomes. I want to make certain the event is as successful as possible by applying my leadership and management skills.

Which TED talk do you think everyone should watch?

Derek Sivers’s How to start a movement.