The TEDxSFU conference is back for the year, taking place in November with a myriad of speakers who have taken a leap into the unknown and exceeded all expectations.
The independently-organized TED event, organized by a team of Simon Fraser University students and alumni, will take place at the Vancouver Playhouse on November 5, 2016.
10 exceptional speakers of ranging backgrounds will take the stage to share their experiences in acknowledging fear, embracing uncertainty, and conquering extraordinary aspirations.
Among those speakers will be former Miss World Canada, Tara Teng, who now campaigns for human rights and works to combat gender-based violence and human trafficking.
TEDxSFU 2016 speakers
Alissa Antle, a professor at SFU who builds and explores how interactive technologies can support children’s development, such as improving learning outcomes for dyslexic children, and teaching self-regulation to disadvantaged kids.
Alexa Mazzarello, freelance photographer, visual storyteller, and founder of BodyThoughts, a multimedia experience that aims to spark new conversations about body truths for content creators.
Dan Lok, a self-made multi-millionaire entrepreneur who arrived in Canada as a teenager with little knowledge of English and no contacts.
Danny Ramadan, a Syrian refugee and Jack-of-all-trades who found his calling in LGBTQ activism, civil justice, journalism, and creative writing.
Ian Crosby, the 29-year-old co-founder and CEO of Bench Accounting, a tech company that specializes in thoughtfully-designed software that automates accounting tasks.
Missy Jena, founder of calmversation, a multi-dimensional approach to authentic, creative, and high impact communication.
Nohemie Mawaka, an SFU student and social venture entrepreneur who is dedicated to working with vulnerable populations recovering from warfare in her home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rosan Auyeung-Chen, a Vancouver-based Registered Clinical Counsellor who provides psychotherapy treatment to adults dealing with depression, anxiety, amongst other mental health issues.
Zebulon Austin, a Vancouver-based artist whose work is strongly influenced by his belief that humans have an obligation to give back to the environment in which they live.