Our Speakers

We've had the opportunity to feature more than 140 speakers on our stage over the last 10 years, from all ages and walks of life. Speakers from our most recent events will appear here, but be sure to check our past events to see talks from prior years.

Garret C. Smith--Exploring a Healing Dialogue

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Exploring a traditional, healing form of dialogue about how we can better share the surrounding lands and understand the reality of First Nations trauma within our current society. Garret utilizes his experience growing up in Treaty 7 territory, the lessons he learned from the Elders, his time spent in prison, the issue of Universities, and the life-changing path he found in acting that lead him to help himself become a better father and do what he can to help his people heal. Specifically challenging the 'male-ego' to take a deep look at oneself and reflect on how we got where we are today, and how we can improve where we end up tomorrow.

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Nicole Hartley Bradford--Awakening Villages of Connection

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Nicole Hartley Bradford has a crazy dream of a world full of re-wilded humans living on a planet we have saved from ruin (she hopes).

She sees this happening by way of our developing radically intimate relationships with ourselves, each other, and the natural world. In her dream, we have come to live again within the intimate connections and social support structure of the village, even within a much larger community or city structure.

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Kris Kelly-Frère--Transforming Communities

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Kris has staked his career on the idea that people will rise to the challenge if asked the right question.

Currently supporting the transformation of a regional recreation centre into a next generation social infrastructure hub and movement, he also leads a hybrid public health research project + social innovation lab called the GenH Play project. He's primarily interested in the craft of leadership and the development of adaptive and resilient communities.

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