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This event occurred on
July 14, 2018
11:00am - 3:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Brampton, Ontario

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Brampton City Hall
2 Wellington St W.
Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 4R2
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Amy Dwyer

Currently enrolled at the University of Waterloo Bachelor of Engineering program, Amy's career goal is to become a mechatronic engineer in order to further advance scientific and technological progress: this will hopefully aid as many people as possible within our lifetime and beyond. At NTN Bearings Manufacturing Canada, Amy presented data gathered from machines to various managers and the vice president to give recommendations on how to reduce offline production, created and edited Standard Operating Procedures, designed histograms, charts, powerpoint presentations, monthly production reports, and logged information into varying databases to keep track of receipts and quality control reports.

Devin Ramphal

A mechanical engineer by training, Devin Ramphal is the founder of the startup incubator DRAM Innovations. Whether it has to do with the development and design of products or making strategic business decisions, Devin works to bring ideas to life. Featured on Dragons Den with an innovative fuel nozzle designed to stop drops after you finish pumping fuel, Devin's focus on building green technology explores new realms within the tech-sector.

Jeff Gerber

Jeff has been empowering and entertaining people for many years! As the Student Activities Council Advisor and Leadership Teacher at Waterloo-Oxford DSS, he leads one of the largest and most impactful leadership programs in the province of Ontario. He is an engaging speaker and workshop presenter with experience at global, national, provincial, TEDx, regional and local conferences, school assemblies, and more. Jeff has a natural way of connecting with people and moving them to action. He was a leader on his high school campus, active in Student Council, won a bronze medal at the Canadian National High School Debating Championships, and was voted by his peers to be Valedictorian of his graduating class. At the University of Western Ontario he remained active in public speaking being recognized as an Outstanding Delegate to the prestigious Harvard National Model UN and broadcasting on campus radio. He also played several seasons with the football Mustangs earning a varsity athletic letter. As an educator, Jeff is blessed to teach at his alma mater and lead one of the largest and most impactful Student Activities Council Leadership programs in the province of Ontario. His school's inclusive programs to welcome new students in the school are a model for the region. Their Student Activities Council led biennial Relay for Life fundraising events for the Canadian Cancer Society have raised over $500,000 in the last decade. He further gives of his time coaching several varsity school sports teams, and has coached league championship teams in two different sports. Jeff and his wife Julie and their three children (twin daughters Brookelynn and Katherine and son Jackson) live outside Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario where they are active leaders and volunteers in their schools and community. Jeff has served on numerous local boards, is currently a member of his local government Township Council (serving his third elected term), and has coached numerous local travel teams in baseball and hockey. For his efforts and expertise in guiding young people, and their parents, he was recognized as Rep Hockey Coach of the Year for the local minor hockey association. Jeff is a genuine motivator, always striving to learn more and do more. He is excited to meet you and work alongside you to better your school, association, conference, or corporate community.

Laura Timm

Laura is the founder of Success Without Limits, a personal development platform launching Q1 in 2018, created with the mission and vision to educate, motivate and inspire people around the world to pursue a dynamic and successful life. As an International Speaker, Laura has spoken on the same stages with Randi Zuckerberg, George Ross, John Travolta, Calvin Klein, Vanilla Ice, 50 Cent, Hugh Hilton and many others.

Lorenzo Escobal

Lorenzo Escobal is an internationally recognized, award winning serial entrepreneur and when you speak to him you may be forgiven in thinking he is much older than he is. Most people are surprised to find out that in fact he is a twenty-something millennial, who’s not afraid of hard work, who allows his employees to develop and grow by pushing their limits (gently) and enjoys exploring his creative side.

Rafiq Dhanji

As a sustainability consultant, Rafiq works with businesses and organisations to create strategies for reducing their carbon footprint through sustainability programming and solutions, including steps to achieve certifications such as ISO 20121, LEED, WELL and NetZero. Rafiq takes a practical approach to helping clients achieve efficiencies and improve their environmental impact. Rafiq also has experience working with international sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup, Olympic & Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games and Pan Am & Parapan Am Games, implementing planning tools and efficiency initiatives to ensure successful operations.

Rebecca Raven

A passionate believer in the power of public libraries to stimulate positive change through community engagement, Rebecca Raven is the CEO of Brampton Library. She is co-creator and Program Director of the Public Library Leadership Program (PLLeaders). From puppeteering and storytelling to steering strategic planning and capital building, Rebecca reflects on her past quarter century as a hands-on librarian and top-level administrator and sees a bright future for public libraries here and around the world.

Roger Caesar

Roger Caesar is the proud business owner of Caesar Transport Inc., international award winning speaker, and a devoted father. Caesar Transport Inc., located in Brampton, is a family owned company, and has been in existence for over 30 years carrying on the same traditions and beliefs as his father and founder Ray Caesar established. He is an avid believer of giving back to his community. He is a huge contributor to the Youth leadership and feels strongly about using his experiences and knowledge to help our future leaders.

Sunil Godse

After reflecting back on his life, Sunil realized that ignoring intuition led to bad situations, two of them them being a time when he was left penniless and another time when a friend was shot and killed, two situations which could have been prevented had he listened to his intuition. He spent thousands of hours on research and interviewed over 1,000 people to find out why people ignored their intuition. What he discovered is that intuition is incredibly complex, being made up of four different types which come together in an instant in time to give us the right decision at the right time in any situation they find themselves in. He also discovered that each one of us has a unique combination of intuitive signals that get ignored, resulting in each one of us running into hurdles in our lives. Sunil created his Intuitionology project to educate people on how to decipher the complex nature of intuition and to recognize their unique set of intuitive signals so that they can begin to trust their intuition in each situation they find themselves in so that they can begin living a life full of happiness and success.

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