7 Speakers, 1 Powerful Mission

A vision of change for our community

Maria Nemeth, PhD

Have we been trying to solve life’s big problems the wrong way? A bestselling author and clinical psychologist, Maria Nemeth, PhD, has invested 50 years in studying human potential and has discovered something that may turn the the self-help movement on it’s head. She’s been a guest on Oprah to share some of her research, and now she’s ready to tell all at TEDxExchangeDistrict. 

Shaun Loney

Is there hope for solving our healthcare crisis, First Nations food security, and other complex socioeconomic issues? While many organizations and individuals are launching initiatives to address these challenges, is it the right approach? What if a 5% change in government policy was more effective than the effort of a million people? On Oct. 18th, you’ll meet Shaun Loney, a global social enterprise expert who really gets the big picture, and he can prove it. 

 

Shaun Loney

Is there hope for solving our healthcare crisis, First Nations food security, and other complex socioeconomic issues? While many organizations and individuals are launching initiatives to address these challenges, is it the right approach? What if a 5% change in government policy was more effective than the effort of a million people? On Oct. 18th, you’ll meet Shaun Loney, a global social enterprise expert who really gets the big picture, and he can prove it. 

 

Michelle Whyard

What do Millenials share with Baby Boomers and Generation X? For starters, they’ve all been tainted by the fake news. And it might even be a corporate conspiracy! Coming out from behind the veil of corporate management, Michelle Whyard is loaded with facts that will create a generational shift.

 

Jino Distasio, PhD

What if Winnipeg could completely eradicate perhaps the most pressing social issue facing society? Better yet, what if it was possible within the next five years? Jino Distasio, PhD, piloted a $110-million study on exactly that, and he’ll bring us up-to-speed on how we’re tracking towards solving our most shameful, unnecessary and tragic social crisis.

 

Jino Distasio, PhD

What if Winnipeg could completely eradicate perhaps the most pressing social issue facing society? Better yet, what if it was possible within the next five years? Jino Distasio, PhD, piloted a $110-million study on exactly that, and he’ll bring us up-to-speed on how we’re tracking towards solving our most shameful, unnecessary and tragic social crisis.

 

Jessica Dumas

With wisdom born of hardship and tragedy, Jessica Dumas’ touching story will shine a beacon of light on what it means to truly reconcile in the face of suffering, and offer hope for our communities. Perhaps the solution to some of our largest, most complex problems isn’t just in policy alone, but starts somewhere much closer to home?

Kulvinder Kaur, PhD

We used to believe that the earth was flat and that the sun revolved around the earth. What if the foundation of everything we’ve believed about healthcare is also wrong? Kulvinder Kaur, PhD, is armed with an intersection of the latest research and disruptive technology that will change the way we look at medicine – and possibly yoga pants – forever.

Kulvinder Kaur, PhD

We used to believe that the earth was flat and that the sun revolved around the earth. What if the foundation of everything we’ve believed about healthcare is also wrong? Kulvinder Kaur, PhD, is armed with an intersection of the latest research and disruptive technology that will change the way we look at medicine – and possibly yoga pants – forever.

Norie Huddle

In 1984, Norie Huddle wrote a New York Times bestselling book that sparked a movement… and then went virtually off-grid. We tracked her down (literally on the other side of the planet) after her unique experience of living on $1000/year for 30 years. Norie will share the findings of nearly 5 decades of research and share compelling evidence that we may actually be on the verge of a global revolution… that will save the planet.

With a special guest performance!

Maria Aragon

At the age of 10, Maria Aragon became a viral phenomenon when her cover of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way landed her on The Ellen Show, as well performing live on stage with Lady Gaga. 60 million views later, Maria will be sharing a brand new song written especially for TEDxExchangeDistrict, in partnership with her mentor, and past TEDx speaker, Sheena Grobb.

Maria Aragon

At the age of 10, Maria Aragon became a viral phenomenon when her cover of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way landed her on The Ellen Show, as well performing live on stage with Lady Gaga. 60 million views later, Maria will be sharing a brand new song written especially for TEDxExchangeDistrict, in partnership with her mentor, and past TEDx speaker, Sheena Grobb.

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