Danielle Arsenault was among the presenters at last year’s TEDx event, held at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. This year’s event is on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Abbotsford UFV campus.

Danielle Arsenault was among the presenters at last year’s TEDx event, held at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. This year’s event is on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Abbotsford UFV campus.

Second TEDx Abbotsford event features ‘Revolution’ theme

Topics on Oct. 13 include sustainable development and health

Abbotsford’s second TEDx event takes place Saturday, Oct. 13 at University of the Fraser Valley with the theme Revolution.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features speakers who were chosen due to leadership traits in their fields and who have demonstrated a passion for the world around them.

Topics range from health and wellness to sustainable development.

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

“I was intrigued and inspired to create a similar event for my own city,” she said.

“My vision was to unite various people, from all walks of life, and share their ideas and experiences to inspire our community. Watching the attendees walk away with new knowledge is what brings me joy.”

This year’s speakers’ list includes:

– Shawn Neumann, owner of Domain 7

– Melissa Quinn, director of corporate strategy

– Danielle Miller and Mariah Vermeers, owners of the Habit Project

– Dan Levitt, Simon Fraser University Professor

– Dr. Joanna Ashworth, Simon Fraser University Professor

Beaton said the theme of “Revolution” was chose to “conjure up images of what we would like to interpret as a drastic change for the better.”

Visit tedxabbotsford.com for tickets and more information.

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