Tedx in Prince Rupert, Lester Centre of the Arts, Friday, April 19 at 7:00 PM (Lester Centre Facebook Image)

Speakers announced for TEDx talks in Prince Rupert Apr. 19

Seven speakers will present on topics ranging from aquaculture to medicine to Indigenous culture

TEDx talks are coming to Prince Rupert’s Lester Centre of the Arts this Friday, April 19.

The northwest B.C. event invites participants to experience seven inspiring speakers whose work ranges from aquaculture to medicine to Indigenous culture.

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Guest speakers will be:

Dr. Marius Pienaar – “Pregnancy, Prediction and Prevention”

Andrea Pollock – “Only weirdos Operate Bed and Breakfasts”

Nathan Randall – “Systems Leadership”

Michael Uehara – “A Sustainable Seafood Industry”

Nancy Griffith-Zahner – “Finding My Home On Indigenous Land”

Blair Mirau – “How Local Government Can Solve Global Problems”

Maynard Angus – “Coalition of Equals: Finding Third Space”

Griffin Toye-Oesch – Musical, “Moonshadow” (Cat Stevens) and “Blackbird” (Paul McCartney)

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This will be the first TEDx Prince Rupert event.

Lester Centre manager Michael Gurney said that Prince Rupert has a lot to share with other communities through the medium of TED-style talks.

“Prince Rupert is experiencing an economic and social transformation as it moves from an economy solely reliant on the natural resource sector,” Gurney said. “The speakers at TEDx Prince Rupert are leading or experiencing that change in fields that range from health care to hospitality.”

“Speakers will be providing ideas worth sharing from diverse and unique perspectives.”


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