More People You’ll Meet at 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. Find more here.

Christopher Hart

Twitter: @ChrisHart27
Favorite TED Talk:
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
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Andy McKiel

Twitter: @amckiel
Favorite TED Talk:
Taylor Conroy – How to Build a School in 3 Hours
Personal site: http://andymckiel.blogspot.com


Gaz Black

Twitter: @TheBestDefense
Favorite TED Talk:
Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms
Personal site: http://thebestdefenseprogram.wordpress.com
Profile on Facebook
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Deanna England

Twitter: @UWGradStudies
Favorite TED Talk:
Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms
Personal site: http://www.insidehighered.com/users/deanna-england
Profile on Facebook
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Chris Gaulin

Twitter: @cgaulin
Favorite TED Talk:
Caroline Casey: Looking past limits
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Allison Ferley

Favorite TED Talk:
Marian Bantjes: Intricate beauty by design


Jacquie Nagy

Twitter: @BeYourselfCoach
Favorite TED Talk:
Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight
Personal site: http://holisticdirections.com/blog/
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Cara Grant

Favorite TED Talk:
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
Personal site: http://caragrant.weebly.com/
Profile on Facebook


Carol Ploen-Hosegood

Twitter: @HappymonkeyClub
Personal site: http://www.happymonkeyclub.com
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Rosa Ramirez

Twitter: @rosaramirez12


Meet steering committee member, David Pensato

Specializing in “interactive brand and strategy,” David develops innovative approaches for integrating online with offline marketing. David regularly collaborates with a diverse group of talented individuals and firms to deliver outstanding strategic and creative work.

His involvement with a broad range of projects in recent years has included the City of Winnipeg’s ground-breaking initiative SpeakUpWinnipeg and the OurWinnipeg Plan, the rebranding of Resource Conservation Manitoba as Green Action Centre, branding and marketing/communications strategy for Peg City Car Co-op and strategic planning for the Winnipeg Arts Council.

In addition to being a member of the steering committee for TEDxManitoba, David is currently co-organizing ActifEpica, an outdoor winter festival in South-Western Manitoba.

What’s your role on the organizing committee?

Marketing, Media and Communications Lead

Why are you volunteering for TEDxManitoba 2012?

It is through ideas that we make sense of the world, our relationships with each other and our capacity to act. Shared ideas define what our society considers normative, what we believe to be valuable and what will be tolerated, encouraged and celebrated.

TED has been a tremendous force in the spreading of ideas, in the creation of new ideas and in the encouragement of considering our ideas a little bit more carefully.

Last year, I had the good fortune of being selected to attend TEDxManitoba, and leapt at the chance to apply my skills to this amazing event. Helping out with TEDxManitoba 2012 a small way that I can contribute to a better society.

Which TED talk do you think everyone should watch?

Christopher “moot” Poole: The case for anonymity online

 

Meet More Attendees of 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. Find more here and here.



Garrett Elias

Twitter: @GElias
Favorite TED Talk:
Edward Burtynsky on manufactured landscapes
Personal site: http://www.garrettelias.com/


Dean Douglas

Twitter: @bobbybox221
Favorite TED Talk:
Keith Barry does brain magic
Profile on Facebook


Jean-Francois (JF) Ratthe

Twitter: @JFratthe
Favorite TED Talk:
Richard St. John: Secrets of success in 8 words, 3 minutes


Chris Harbeck

Twitter: @charbeck
Favorite TED Talk:
Keith Barry does brain magic
Personal site: http://makeitinteresting.blogspot.com/
Profile on Facebook
Profile on LinkedIn


Matthew Shepherd

Twitter: @MatShepSEO
Favorite TED Talk:
Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids
Personal site: http://www.thewebshop.ca/blog/
Profile on Facebook
Profile on LinkedIn


Ryan Caligiuri

Twitter: @RyanCaligiuri
Favorite TED Talk:
Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do, and how we can do it better
Personal site: http://www.ryancaligiuri.com/
Profile on Facebook
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Roberta Hansen

Twitter: @Rambblabber
Favorite TED Talk:
Eve Ensler on security
Personal site: http://staggeringstuff.wordpress.com/
Profile on Facebook




Heather Plett

Twitter: @heatherplett
Favorite TED Talk:
Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story
Personal site: http://sophialeadership.com/
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Leanne Schmidt

Twitter: @4letterw0rd


Bryce Rezansoff

Twitter: @BryceRez


Meet steering committee member, Brent Toderash

Brent Toderash bills himself as a “freelance thinker” and currently does freelance work on branding and web development projects. An eclectic big-picture thinker, he enjoys review­ing busi­ness mod­els and strate­gies with an eye to long-term effects.

After studying theology, he became an entrepreneur and blogger. As an entrepreneur, he helped build an IT consulting firm and an innovative Internet service provider whose first major rural project was written up as a successful case study for Industry Canada.  As a blogger, he built two successful blogs over the past dozen years. The first on technology and early open source and Linux news, followed by one on theological change. Both became well-known and influential in their areas at the time and established his bona fides as a knowledgeable participant in emerging Internet-fueled change.

More recently while on the lookout for ways to help spread positive change, he decided to inflict his skillset upon TEDxManitoba.

What’s your role on the organizing committee?

Technical Lead

Why are you volunteering for TEDxManitoba 2012?

I’ve been a fan of TED for several years, so when I heard about last year’s event, I made sure to get my name in to attend, and was fortunate to be selected. As soon as the event wrapped up, I was determined to volunteer with this year’s event in some way.

The core idea behind TED — of spreading ideas and looking at things in fresh new ways — strikes close to home for me, so I’m really excited to get behind it.

Which TED talk do you think everyone should watch?

John Hunter on the World Peace Game.

 

Meet More Attendees of 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 the first post here, and there are more to come.



Roy Norris

Twitter: @roy_norris
Favorite TED Talk:
Hans Rosling on global population growth
Personal site: http://roynorris.wikispaces.com/
Profile on LinkedIn




Tessa Vanderhart

Twitter: @tessavanderhart
Personal site: http://www.tessavanderhart.ca
Profile on Facebook




Amie Lesyk

Twitter: @amieinwpg
Profile on Facebook
Profile on LinkedIn




Heather Hinam

Twitter: @SecondNatureMB
Personal site: http://www.discoversecondnature.ca
Profile on Facebook
Profile on LinkedIn




Cam Bennet

Twitter: @cdbennet
Favorite TED Talk:
Michael Shermer on strange beliefs
Personal site: http://mvsd.ca/drcss
Profile on LinkedIn




Joanne Boisvert

Twitter: @ffabulous
Favorite TED Talk:
Bene Brown: The power of vulnerability




Nicole Peloquin

Twitter: @NPeloquin
Favorite TED Talk:
Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment




Chelsea Maier

Twitter: @night_maier
Favorite TED Talk:
Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off
Personal site: http://mynightmaier.tumblr.com/




Aaron Russin

Twitter: @aaronrussin
Favorite TED Talk:
Michael Sandel: The lost art of democratic debate
Personal site: http://www.aaronrussin.com
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Luc Lewandoski

Twitter: @hacksandwonks
Personal site: http://hacksandwonks.blogspot.com