Six dynamic speakers take the stage at inaugural TEDxHaboursidePark event
Show will also be streamed virtually from St. John’s on May 29
Working under the theme Creating Space, the six speakers are positioned to share a lesson, invention, talent or opportunity intended to generate hope, excitement and critical thought.
From exercise science to union advocacy, wealth and innovation management, music and yes – even rocket science and space exploration – the speakers tackle topics that are sure to spark deep discussion and conversation.
The theme: Creating space
"Creating space can look like many things to many people, which enables our show to open the doors to unexpected and innovative ideas to be shared from the stage," says Anna Smith, Team Lead and License Holder for TEDxHarboursidePark.
"We occupy – or seek entrance to – different spaces throughout our lives. In one breath, the concept of 'space' speaks to safety, acknowledgement, and acceptance; in the next, boundaries, borders, and norms, to be challenged, deconstructed, and redefined," explains Smith.
"The physical and non-physical spaces around us shape us collectively and individually. By fostering conversations about how we create space, we hope to embrace the transformation of privilege into grace and amplify diverse voices as the catalysts of change"
Don-E Coady returns to the TEDx stage as co-host with Precious Familusi (co-founder of Black Lives Matter N.L.). Performances throughout the night include dancers Tendai Mudunge, Setayesh Behnamfar and Charliza Slusher, and the St. John's Deaf Choir.
For more information and for TEDxHarboursidePark live stream tickets click here.