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This event occurred on
April 8, 2018
Fredericton, New Brunswick

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).

Wu Conference Centre
6 Duffie Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick
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Anthony Boschi

A 2nd-year arts and science student. Anthony has always been intrigued by the conceptions of abstract thought which allows for the growth of our passions and innovations. Furthermore, indulging in sports and music has inspired Anthony to learn and create when presented with new challenges and opportunities.

Carl Duivenvoorden

Carl Duivenvoorden was raised on a dairy farm in Belledune, New Brunswick. From his early days, he always had an uneasy concern about human impacts on our global environment. In 2007, he became one of the first Canadians trained by former US Vice President Al Gore to present live versions of his Academy Award-winning slideshow, “An Inconvenient Truth”. He’s spoken to over 300 audiences since then, helping people and organizations learn how they can save money, energy and our environment.

Emily MacMillan

Emily McMillan, 19, is a second year student in the faculty of Nursing. She has a love for people, poetry, and pasta. When not studying, you can often find her amongst friends, stirring with laughter. In her talk, she speaks of childhood experiences in which she believes has given her a “book bag” of tools that will help her to prosper within her nursing career.

Emma MacDonald

Emma is a recent graduate of Renaissance College, the current News Editor at the Brunswickan, an enthusiastic team member at UNB Sustainability, the third funniest roommate in her eight bedroom home, the proud and happy owner of her fav beats wireless headphones, a Scorpio sun and a Capricorn moon. 21 years of living has taught her a lot, most of which has been ignored, but the small bit of knowledge she’s managed to retain is what Emma will be sharing in her TED Talk. The process of self reflection is something she picked up when she realized the unhappiness she felt came from problems of her own creation.

Lee Thomas

Lee Thomas is a speaker, writer, and advocate based in Fredericton. They speak to groups of all ages and sizes about mental health and LGBTQ+ issues, with a particular focus on stigma reduction and youth mental health. Lee is a UNB alum, Mental Health First Aid instructor, contributor to The Mighty, and founder of the #MyDefinition poster campaign.

Ogbogu Kalu

Ogbogu is a 1st year masters student at the University of New Brunswick. Throughout his life, he has always been a thoughtful and analytical individual. He loves to chat with his friends about the complexities of life.

Rick Hutchins

Rick Hutchins has been an instructor at UNB Renaissance College for the last fifteen years and is currently the Executive Director of Autism Connections Fredericton. Before taking his position with ACF Rick was the General Manager of the New Brunswick Food Security Action Network for three years.

Organizing team