TEDxSFU goes against the grain
Building on the success of its 2011 inaugural conference, an event that featured such notable presenters as former VANOC CEO John Furlong, VPD Chief Jim Chu and Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes, TEDxSFU is “Going Against the Grain” on September 22.
TEDxSFU, which is a licensed, independently organized spinoff of the international Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference, is meant to give imaginative minds a receptive setting in which to spread their great ideas.
Inspired by the TED phenomenon, speakers at Going Against the Grain will share their stories of standing up and standing out against the crowd.
Held at SFU Vancouver’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, TEDxSFU’s 2012 event features 11 speakers, an extensive list of thought leaders who have challenged convention. Among them (see website for a complete list):
- Mark Brand, owner of Save on Meats
- Riaz Meghji, host CityTV’s Breakfast Television
- Loretta Cella, executive director and founder of Passion Foundation
- Jill Earthy, CEO of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs
- Roman Onufrijchuk, senior fellow at CPROST, SFU professor
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