Khodi Dill– Slamming Injustice
Bringing a voice to the promotion of social justice and breaking the silence around issues of homophobia,racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression, slam poetry and spoken word create counter-narratives thatght the prevailing dominant discourse.
Priscilla Settee– The New Paradigm of Solidarity
Focusing on the importance of developing a critical understanding of our world and how solidarity can bepromoted, Priscilla will describe fundamental indicators which sets Indigenous peoples apart and will drawexamples from both Canada and globally to describe how those disparities can be alleviated.
Jeh Custerra– Playing With Our Lives
Around the world we are witnessing the rise of peoples’ movements to address injustice and unsustainability.Looking into the future, Jeh provides personal reections about effective strategies and tactics for buildingsolidarity, resisting destruction, and developing alternatives.
Matt Voyno– Between You, Me, and the Internet
Drawing on personal experience of how the power of the internet can help local bands take aim at the globalmusic scene, Matt explores how a “like,” a donation, or a comment can pave the way for reverberating voicesof millions of people to come together to create a better and more interconnected world.
Jackie Cook – The Intuition of Play
While we tend to see work and play as mutually exclusive categories, it is through play that we are able tobuild the skills we will draw upon in the future. Synthesizing personal experience from within the global mobiletechnology sector, Jackie explores the “unknown knowns” of play.
Curtis Olson– Redening Spaces for Renewed Communities
Whether it’s a old industrial warehouse, a vacant corner grocery store or pile of timbers, Curtis sees oppor-tunities for the creative reinterpretation of space and materials. Not just for the physical or material sake, butrather for the community renewal that is enabled by these undertakings. This presentation will unearth someof the stories, emotions and community connections that have been enabled through his unique style of de-velopment.
Bryan McCrea– Saving the World with Entrepreneurship
Instead of looking to politicians and decision makers to solve the problems that plague the world, Bryanbelieves that we should be looking at entrepreneurship as a way of thinking that allows obstacles to becomeopportunities.
Tara Miller– Learning How to See
As a legally-blind photographer, Tara is living out her passion through the lens of her camera and re-evaluateshow we see and encourages us to not just rely on our eyes to see but rather our vision.
Darrell Lechman– The Art of Changing Lives
How does art go from “play” to “life changing?” Beyond the obvious benets of play, such as emotional, cog-nitive, and physical developments, lay the not-so-obvious benets that are now being recognized for their rolein helping to provide an answer to the social and economic needs.
Greg Johnson– I’m Just a Plumber
Having built his life around the ultimate adventure as a storm chaser, Greg explores the happiness paradoxand toys with the notion that we are all much closer than we think to pursuing our passions.