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You won’t want to miss this TEDx event at Lakehead University

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201912 Views

Three international students have organized the first-ever TEDx event happening at Lakehead University. TEDxLakeheadU will take place on Friday, Nov. 15 from 1 to 5 pm in the Faculty Lounge at Lakehead.

Harsh Kansara, Tejas Wadiwala, and Sarthak Kothari, all from Mumbai, India, have put together an exciting lineup that you won’t want to miss.

“Our varied speaker list ranges from a national speaker, professional TEDx speakers, Lakehead Faculty to Lakehead alumni,” said Harsh, lead organizer, who is in the second year of his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Lakehead University.

“With three Lakehead alumni as our key speakers, Lakehead clearly supports graduates and nurtures their talent to help them reach the pinnacle of success. We have three Thunder Bay residents, three speakers coming in from Toronto and the remaining from Alberta and the USA.”

Natali Surkic, Tamara Bernard, and Jason Grant are all Lakehead graduates, and Dr. Zubair Fadlullah is a faculty member.

This year’s theme is Redesign, Harsh said.

“This depicts that we, Gen X, Y and Z, must bring in the necessary paradigm shift, as we perceive and experience the world very differently,” he said. “It is time that we realize that we do not want the same status quo as the previous generations – where they had a definite route to happiness and success. This brings us to the fact that we must redesign the way in which individuals and society functions.”

A list of speakers with their talk titles are below. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.tedxlakeheadu.com.

1. TECHNOLOGY – NATALI SURKIC

Title of Talk: “Redesigning Drug Development with Virtual Patients”

2. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR / EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY – DEBRA KASOWSKI

Title of Talk: “Packing a difference in a shoebox”

3. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER – RHONELLE BRUDER

Title of Talk: “The Three Lessons of Resilience I learned from My Trauma”

4. YOUTH – DAVID DANIEL

Title of Talk: “Survival or Creation: Retraining the Mind to Thrive in Complexity”

5. YOUTH – KEVIN TUERFF

Title of Talk: “Compassion is the New Life Hack”

6. MODIFY YOUR BUSINESS – JASON GRANT

Title of talk: “Becoming A Better Human by Thinking Like A Robot”

7. SOCIETY – TAMARA BARNARD

Title of Talk: “Truth and Reconciliation for Indigenous Womanhood”

8. INNOVATION & AI – DR. ZUBAIR FADLULLAH

Title of talk: “Fusion of AI and IoT: Bridging Urban-Rural Healthcare Gaps”

About TED:

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 are published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; the Audacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a growing library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, WorkLife with Adam Grant, TED en Espanol and Sincerely, X.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ted-conferences.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

For more information about the event, kindly visit: www.tedxlakeheadu.com

For tickets to the event, kindly visit: www.tedxlakeheadu.com/tickets.html

Get in touch with the organizers at tedxlakeheadu@gmail.com

NT5

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