Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sustainable Communities the theme for Tedx talk in Prince Rupert Friday

A local version of the TED talks program will come to the
Lester Centre this Friday, as seven presentations explore the
issues of sustaining communities

Eight presentations will weave a theme of sustaining communities this Friday as Prince Rupert's Lester Centre plays hots to a TEDx event, set for a three hour session starting at 7PM.

The TEDx event is an independent and locally organized version of the global TED Conferences,  and as the Lester Centre's Michael Gurney explains it, local organizers had to apply for a special license to host the Prince Rupert event, which once granted was only the second to be issued in BC for this year so far.

Friday's event will be hosted by Hans Seidemann and will feature seven speakers and one musical guest as part of the TEDx program.

Mr. Seidemann will introduce each of the evening's participants as well as to host a short Question and Answer segment following each speaker.

Those in attendance will also be able to access the lineup of presenters during a break scheduled for the three hour event as well as after the TEDx program has concluded.

Among those participating in the Friday event are:

Dr. Marius Pienaar  
Andrea Pollock  
Nathan Randall 
Michael Uehara 
Griffin Toye-Oesche 
Nancy Griffith-Zahner 
Blair Mirau 
Maynard Angus

As the Facebook event page indicates the eight presentations will be providing an evening of  observation that will explore many different elements towards the theme of sustaining communities:

A city whose history has been shaped by transition and transformation, Prince Rupert has given rise to a generation of leaders for whom innovation is a way of life. 

The inaugural TEDx Prince Rupert conference invites participants to experience seven inspiring, provoking speakers whose work is sustaining communities in fields ranging from aquaculture to medicine to indigenous culture.

The cost of the Event Pass for Friday's TEDx talk is forty dollars available through the Event Bright link on the Facebook page.

As part of the licensing agreement with the TED program, the Prince Rupert session must be recorded and shared with the larger TED community, details on when the North Coast Presentation will be added to that portal will be released at a later date.

More items of note related to Community Events on the North Coast can be found here.

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