What the Music Industry Really Sells | Erik Mehlsen | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Erik is a musician, author, speaker, teacher, and music producer. His primary artistic outlet is a project called “Del Suelo”, which combines music and literature. In September of 2018, Erik released a novel+album called “The Musician’s Compass: A 12 Step Programme”, which talks about the extreme highs and lows of the life of a touring musician. Over the past four years, Del Suelo has toured across Canada, the US, Germany and the UK extensively as a solo act and as a trio. Erik also collaborates with other musical acts as a songwriter and sideman. He is also passionate about building musical community and teaches a guitar-theory Jam once a month in Regina
Forget What You Know About Alzheimer’s | Alejandra Castilla | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Alejandra is a Colombian biomedical engineer (Universidad de los Andes), and is pursuing a career in research and development of engineered tissues for the cure of neurodegenerative diseases. She is pursuing her Master of Science degree at the University of Regina to be followed by a Ph.D. in Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials. Alejandra’s research focuses on understanding the effect of a peptide that causes Alzheimer’s disease. Her goal is to develop a treatment to cure Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia caused by the accumulation of amyloid beta.
Branding Authentically: The Power of Human Connection | Heather Murphy | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Heather is passionate about the human brain, art, and decision making. She studied first as an art teacher, with her convocation in 2010 and instead of teaching began to blog, develop conversion strategies, and study graphic design; becoming a full-time freelancer and mother. She developed the Content Marketing department at Look Agency in 2015, and then started Authentically in 2016 as a refreshing new take on the marketing agency: putting clients and neuroscience first. She was invited to the Forbes Coaches Council in 2016 and is now a Forbes Contributor, mentor, and speaker.
Problem Solve Like a Computer Programmer | Kyle Smyth | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Kyle is a software developer turned entrepreneur. Born and raised in Regina, he studied Software Systems Engineering at the University of Regina. He is currently building a tech startup, called Offstreet, that aims to solve inefficiencies in the parking industry. He is passionate about running, science-fiction, building things, and problem-solving.
How to Brush Your Teeth | Andrew Hiltz | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Andrew is a zamboni driving bartender, turned photographer/videographer from Coronach, Saskatchewan. If he doesn’t have a camera in hand, it’s because he’s holding a coffee or a pint of beer. He works full-time creating and sharing stories from around Saskatchewan on social media. Andrew started in the world of content creation after spending 2017 as the Saskatchewanderer—the official travel blogger for the province of Saskatchewan and now works for Tourism Saskatchewan. Andrew loves capturing moments, spending time on the road, and meeting new people. Travelling caused him to fall in love with the craft of photographer – owing all of his expertise not to formal training but to books, YouTube tutorials, and mentors.
Art, Artifact and Memento: Having a Better More | Heather Cline | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Heather Cline is a painter and mixed media artist based in Regina, Saskatchewan. Over the past 10 years Cline has been involved in a series of residency programs and public engagement across Canada. Her activities have included setting up a ‘Story Collection’ office from an inner city store front in Oshawa, Ontario and riding along on combines in rural Manitoba. She is fascinated by how personal history intersects with human geography; currently this involves merging collage soundscapes with lush intricate paintings of everyday places. Cline has her MFA from the University of Saskatchewan and has an extensive history as an art educator. Currently, Cline is an instructor at the University of Regina
In Food We Trust: The Story Behind The Beef on Your Plate | Adrienne Ivey | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Adrienne shares what motivates her as a food producer, as a mother and how to create confidence in modern beef production. She explores our ideas of what a rancher looks like, where our food comes from and the business of farming. Growing up on a grain farm, and now cattle ranching with her husband and children, Adrienne learned early in life the importance of understanding where her food comes from. She now dedicates her time off the ranch to helping others gain the same understanding. From her viral video of a cattle herding beaver to the daily ups and downs on the ranch, Adrienne uses snippets of daily ranch life to bridge the growing gap between farmers and consumers.
Creating a Community of Learners | Jordan McFarlen | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Jordan believes creating community is the most rewarding thing you can do. In his talk, he will share his plan for creating a community based around learning, his success in creating a business education program and how everyone can play a part in teaching the next generation of life long learners. Jordan is an infinite learner who is always looking for new ways to grow and help others in the community. Jordan spent seven years working in education as a high school business educator working to build a community and innovate in the areas of youth entrepreneurship and financial literacy. He is now in charge of building a business incubator to serve Regina entrepreneurs. Jordan sees himself as fortunate to be learning every day while he works to create this innovative space. Jordan seeks out opportunities to grow, loves working with others, and supporting the community.
Everyone Has An Interesting Story to Tell | Shawn Broom | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Shawn is fascinated by people and their stories. He grew up reading the stories of celebrities and now spends his time sharing stories of people in his own community. Shawn’s talk covers his own story and how we can each benefit by remembering that we each have a story to share. Shawn is a massage therapist by trade who hosts a weekly podcast called the Story of U. He is fascinated by people and believes that everyone has an interesting story to tell. Shawn sees something about everyone’s unique perspective that I think is so cool. Shawn also has a passion for float tanks and for helping people by planning fundraisers for causes like mental health.
Music Education Is the Tool for Self-Discovery | Karley Parovsky | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Karley is a musician, a lifelong student of the violin and a curious teacher. She explores the challenges of learning a musical instrument, the opportunities she has found through her teaching and shares the successes found from playing outside the lines. Karley Parovsky is a violin/fiddle teacher and performer in Regina. Growing up, Karley studied violin and established her musical roots in classical music. Over the past decade Karley has expanded into other genres of music, incorporating them into her own style of playing and teaching. She has been performing with the Regina Symphony Orchestra for the past 17 years. Karley is also the head of the child/parent string program where she is able to mix her passion of music with community building.
Cultivating Curiosity about Other Ways of Being | Kellie Garrett | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
A seeker of inner peace and world peace, Kellie found that her son’s autism diagnosis fuelled her curiosity about other ways of being. Her talk explores the topic of differences – both visible and invisible, and how such diversity enriches us as individuals, as parents, and in our careers. Kellie is someone with multiple interests, talents and pursuits. She calls herself a “recovering executive” and former workaholic. Now an executive coach, board director and a writer, Kellie is also an expert in strategic planning, governance, communication, leadership, employee engagement, change and organizational culture. She coaches individuals, teams and boards of directors on everything from constructive conflict, political savvy and influence, to trust and accountability
Rap as the New Buffalo: The Role of Hip Hop in Indigenous Education | Brad Bellegarde | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Brad, also known as InfoRed, is a performer, story teller and educator. To him, Hip Hop is not merely a popular art form, it is an essential tool in Indigenous Education. First Nations cultures are deeply rooted in storytelling, and rap is a form of storytelling that youth can relate to and understand. Brad shares his perspective through story and performance in his powerful talk.
Three Ways Yoga will not Change the World…and One Way it Might | Colin Hall | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
In our age of alternative facts, nationalism, and militarization, the world needs clarity, inclusiveness and justice. Yoga is a cultural force that promotes those values. Unfortunately, there are ways in which yoga is being practiced today that contribute to a self-righteous and delusional worldview that does nothing to change the world for the better. In this talk, Colin shares the ways yoga is not going to save the world, but also, how it can help.
The World Needs you to be Selfish | Jennifer Ehrmantraut | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
In the increasingly disconnected, busy and demanding world, Jennifer asks for everyone to discover the benefits that come from being selfish. In her talk, she talks about the value of taking time to connect with who you are and to find your joy each day. She tells her personal stories about the costs she experienced of giving too much and how she discovered the value of being selfish.
Why I Hate the Word ‘Can’t’ | Jeph Maystruck | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
When's the last time you tried something for the first time? Or learned something new? Have you struggled to understand something lately? In life, it's often easier to say a certain couple of words that can do so much harm rather than to try something new. In his talk, Jeph explores the greatest thing holding you back from accomplishing whatever you want in life, the little voice inside your head saying "I can't."
Identity: Created or Inherited | Mohammed Nazari | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Mohammed spent his childhood and early adult life searching for the feeling of belonging. This search has led him to wonder about the connection place has with identity and who we are as humans. His talk examines all of the ways in which identity can be influenced and the connections that can be made when we work to accept each other.