(Re)imagine is the theme for third TEDx Abbotsford event

Range of speakers featured at event on Saturday, Nov. 9 at UFV

Abbotsford’s third TEDx event takes place Saturday, Nov. 9 at University of the Fraser Valley with the theme (Re)imagine.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features speakers who will explore a range of topics such as social welfare, business, finance, mental health, and the future role and character of Abbotsford.

Lead organizer of the event is Tiffany Beaton, who held the first Abbotsford TEDx in 2017, inspired by a TEDx event in Switzerland.

“TEDx Abbotsford is for everyone and anyone who is interested and enthusiastic about ideas, deep discussions and connecting with the great minds in this community,” she said.

“We hope people from all backgrounds and walks of life will come together and join us at our third event to share and explore new ideas.”

This year’s speakers’ list includes:

• Mark Wardell, founder and president of Wardell International

• Judy Illes, Canada research chair in neuroethics

• Tristan Elliot, marketing and communications at Together We Can

• Shahana Alibhai, physician at Abbotsford Youth Health Centre

• Timothy D. Kendrick, president and chief designer at BW Global

Beaton said the theme of “(Re)imagine” was selected to “bring a fresh perspective to the table on current structures as well as ushering in the new.”

“It’s time to re-think and re-imagine everything: tech, humanity, climate changes, science, truth, politics. Our dreams and aspirations. Success. Failure. To imagine and create from a different perspective for a better future,” she said.

Visit tedxabbotsford.com for tickets and more information.

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