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Theme: Youth

Saint John, NB, Canada
April 27th, 2013

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About this event

Our event is all about taking the youth of Saint John, some of whom are organizing the TEDx itself, and putting them in front of the world. Our city is old, and its population is aging, but under the politics of the adults is a growing youth subculture that needs only to be connected. By giving these young people a chance to connect and grow, we can do the same for the city we live in.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Sébastien Lord
    President of the Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick. Passionate about math and civic engagement.
  • Maude Lanteigne
    High school student that suffered from eating disorders. Passionate about the well-being of others.
  • David Wolpin
    Owner and operator of Dave's Produce Pakcs. Passionate about good food and sustainable farming for the future.
  • Lisa Hrabluk
    Journalist and start-up entrepreneur. Passionate about story-telling and community-building.
  • Raphael Paulin-Daigle
    Young entrepreneur. Passionate about making new connections, and challenging preconceived notions about youth.
  • Lachlan Grant
    Street-artist and surrealist painter. Passionate about the importance of developing multiple perspectives through art and engagement with the world around us.
  • Sasha Léger
    Young singer-songwriter. Passionate about music, creativity, and cultural-heritage.
  • Pierre-Luc Losier
    High-school student and Air-cadet. Passionate about flying, pursuing good goals and taking chances.
  • Kyle Macnevin
    Project director of Youth Matters. Passionate about youth engagement.
  • Jenny O'Connell
    Researcher for the Saint John, NB Human Development Council. Passionate about youth and community development.
  • Jordan Graham
    Former (youngest ever) city councillor for the city of Fredericton, NB, and CEO of tech start-up Tabture. Passionate about the Atlantic provinces, entrepreneurship, and the start-up community.
  • Meghan Smith
    Founding member of Harvard Speaks Up. Passionate about breaking the silence around mental health and mental health issues.
  • Kate Elman-Wilcott
    Artistic director for Interactions School of Performing Arts. Passionate about Arts Education, the theatre and creative endeavours.

Venue and Details

Saint John Theatre Company
112 Princess Street
Saint John, NB, E2L 1K4
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Event Type (what is this?) Youth

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Organizer 171243

Alec Boudreau
Hampton, Canada

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William Duncan
Saint John, Nb, Canada

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Hannah Hébert
Co Artistic Director
Kathleen Gagnon
Co Artistic Director
Gabrielle Pelletier
Co Director of Logistics
Julie Therrien
Co Director of Logistics and Personal Assistant
Nicholas Ingalls
Technologies Director