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Theme: The Unconventional Solution

This event occurred on
June 20, 2013
12:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Kelowna, British Columbia

TEDxKelowna 2013 will feature a series of talks related to THE UNCONVENTIONAL SOLUTION for local and global issues. Creative philanthropreneurs, artists, entrepreneurs, film makers and athletes will inspire attendees to search in and outside themselves to conquer the challenges that each of us face.

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CJ Wilkins

Giving up a promising career in the Oil and Gas industry, C.J. has found success by taking passion-based risks.

David Barmon

David is fascinated with the physical world and all of the amazing information our modern society is about to forget. He believes our religion, culture, cities, food, clothing, smart phones, yeah, basically everything, comes down to understanding plants and rocks.

Matt & Kori EarthGroup Founders

Matt and Kori started a social enterprise called Earth Water in 2005 and donate 100% of their net profits to the United Nations World Food Programme.

Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson presents a compelling argument why breath awareness – a simple attention developing exercise - should rank #1 in children’s education.

Janice Taylor

If anyone has turned their life around, it’s Janice. After growing up in difficult circumstances, she’s turned her life experiences and education into a winning combo.

Kelsey Ramsden

Kelsey Ramsden is Canada's Top Female Entrepreneur ranked by Profit and Chatelaine Magazines. In her work she balances venom and virtue, book and street smarts, while always holding that imagination is a power greater than knowledge.

Taylor Conroy

Inspired after a life-altering trip to Kenya, he sold his real estate business to launch Change Heroes, a ground-breaking friend funding platform that has raised over $530,000 to fund 50+ education-focused projects in 9 developing countries.

Organizing team


Kelowna, Canada
  • Michael Blonde
    Tech & Social Media
  • Josh Byron
    Tech & Vounteer
  • Christy Lovig
    Sponsorship & After Social
  • Emmanuel Lavoie
  • Joel Sherlock
    Speakers & General
  • Donnie Ungaro
    General & Social Media