6 new speakers announced for TEDxVancouver 2015

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The upcoming TEDxVancouver event has unveiled even more speakers for the November 14 speaking event to take place at Rogers Arena.

Joining Canada women’s soccer coach John Herdman, musician Chin Injeti and sex economist Marina Adshade are another six famed experts in their field:

Dr. Garth Webb

Inventor of the Ocumetrics Bionic Lens, a revolutionary new technology that could improve your vision three times better than 20/20 – no glasses, no contact lenses, no surgery.

Dan Sutton

Grass cultivator, a firm believer in plants thriving under natural sunlight, Dan is cultivating world-class medical marijuana in technical greenhouses along with a team of scientists, designers, and engineers.

Matthew Williams

Special Olympics International Sargent Shriver Global Messenger and a member of the Special Olympics International Board of Directors, Matthew joined the Special Olympics in Grade 8 and now shares athletes’ perspectives with leaders of this global movement – all at the age of 23.

Dr. Lara Boyd

Neuroscientist and physical therapist, Dr. Boyd studies how human behavior has the power to change lives and open up a world of endless possibility.

Janet Moore & Duane Elverum

Co-founders and directors of CityStudio, Janet and Duane have developed an experimentation and innovation hub for the City of Vancouver where staff, experts and students co-create projects and generate innovative solutions to the complex sustainability challenges facing today’s cities.

Esther Honig

Journalist and social experimenter, she used the power of crowdsourcing to investigate how different people around the world see beauty in their cultures. The thought-provoking results went viral.


They also announced Thursday that the first event tickets will be on sale to the general public beginning today, and all tickets are priced at $99.

And finally, the big announcement concluded with a first look at the event’s theme – “ID”. Each speaker will be talking about self perception, who we are and who we will be.

“These unique IDs are made of our differences, our perfections and imperfections, and they give us our own personality and inner narrative,” the theme is described. “From the second we enter into the world, each new act, each new relationship, and each new experience becomes an integral part to what we know as our character, redefining who we are and who we choose to become.”

In mid-September, TEDxVancouver announced they would be occupying the massive Rogers Arena, their biggest venue to date occupying around 19,000 people.

Read more about the speakers here and stay tuned for more presenter announcements soon.

Vancity Buzz is a proud media partner of TEDxVancouver.

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