YES, and... (2023)

Their work and lives exemplify our theme of "Yes, and...": they have gone deep around key ideas, or consistently demonstrated a lifelong passion for engaging with our community on important issues. And, their talks will allow you — our participants — to find new and deep connections with one another, and their ideas.

View the speakers from our 2023 "Yes, and..." main annual event, being held on May 6, 2023.

 

Miranda Krogstad--Poet and Storyteller

Miranda KrogstadPoet and Storyteller

Spoken word poet meets eternal optimist: Miranda's poetry ranges in topic from child's play to empowerment, giving life's obstacles a feel-good finish. A Calgary Arts Development grant recipient, a 2-time Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient, a member of the 2016 national wild card team, and a member of…
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Website
MirandaKrogstad.com
Twitter
@MirandaKPoet
James Stauch--Innovating for Community Prosperity

James StauchInnovating for Community Prosperity

James Stauch is the Director of the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University where he has developed or co-created social innovation, leadership, and systems-focused learning programs for both undergraduates and the broader community.  A former foundation executive and philanthropy and social change consultant, James currently serves as a Director on the Board of…
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Institute for Community Prosperity
Lourdes Juan--Rescuing Community Food

Lourdes JuanRescuing Community Food

What does a spa, an urban planning consultancy and a bus loaded with fruits and veggies have in common? Lourdes Juan builds teams that solve problems across communities! Lourdes is a Calgary-based entrepreneur and planner who oversees dozens of staff and hundreds of volunteers at the diverse companies and non-profits…
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Yes, and...
Website
LourdesJuan.com
Twitter
@lourdesmjuan
Kalyani Pardeshi--Confronting our inner bullies

Kalyani PardeshiConfronting our inner bullies

Too often, our most vocal and destructive critic is our inner self-bullying voice. Kalyani Pardeshi is a multiple award-winning author who teaches anti-bullying techniques based on the science of how our brains work, focusing on the intangible cause of bullying instead of the tangible effects. Despite having a successful career…
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Yes, and...
Website
KalyaniSpeaks
Jessica Théroux--Artist and Advocate

Jessica ThérouxArtist and Advocate

Using the Arts as a thread to sew people and thoughts together, Jessica Théroux is a painter, writer, sculptor, and textiles artist. She makes a living as a teacher and runs an artist collective in her home town of Calgary, Alberta with her husband, Rich Theroux. Over the past 10…
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Yes, and...
Website
Rumble House (Facebook)
Dr. Doug Mahoney--Engineering Cancer Treaments

Dr. Doug MahoneyEngineering Cancer Treaments

Dr. Mahoney is a translational scientist at Cumming School of Medicine in the University of Calgary with 20+ years of experience studying human health and disease. Over the past 15 years, his research has made important contributions to the development of numerous cancer immunotherapies that have been commercialized and/or tested…
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Yes, and...
Anna Murphy--Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Champion

Anna MurphyEquity, Diversity and Inclusion Champion

Anna Murphy is a woman fiercely passionate to call the communities of Calgary her home, she is a community-minded and engaged advocate for 2SLGBTQIA+ and Women’s Issues, while striving to be a champion for equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility within her community. In addition to her role as Visitor Engagement…
Alex Sarian--Arts and Culture Activator

Alex SarianArts and Culture Activator

Alex Sarian is the President & CEO of Arts Commons, the largest arts center in western Canada and the nation's third largest arts facility. Appointed in January 2020, Alex became one of the youngest CEOs to oversee a major performing arts center in North America, including its response to the…
Jung-Suk (JS) Ryu--Arts Innovator

Jung-Suk (JS) RyuArts Innovator

Jung-Suk (JS) Ryu was appointed the founding President and CEO of the National accessArts Centre (NaAC) in November 2020, after serving as CEO of the organization formerly known as the Indefinite Arts Centre since 2017. Under his leadership, the NaAC has grown to become Canada’s largest disability arts organization, more…
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