TEDxWhistler has announced the remaining lineup for its May event, and they feature some familiar faces from around the Sea to Sky.
Whistler Community Services Society executive director Jackie Dickinson; elected leader and Territorial Stewardship Manager for the Lil’wat Nation, Maxine Bruce; and Flo Devellennes, the Squamish-based founder of ridesharing app, Poparide, have joined the list of speakers for the May 7 conference, taking place at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) in the Upper Village.
“The three speakers we are announcing today round out what I consider to be the perfect lineup for this year’s event,” said TEDxWhistler executive producer Anoop Virk in a release. “Each and every speaker truly exemplifies our theme of Purpose. They all have exceptionally valuable ideas about living a life of value. I know attendees will come away from the event enriched and energized. I personally can’t wait!”
Previously announced for the lineup are: the SLCC’s award-winning ambassador and cultural leader of the Spo7ez Performance Team, T’ec Georgina Dan from the Lil’wat Nation; the SLCC’s executive director and 2017 Whistler Citizen of the Year, Heather Paul; Khelsilem, an Indigenous and LGBTQ2+ leader, Squamish Nation councillor, and non-profit founder; Carey Newman, a multi-disciplinary, Coast Salish, Indigenous artist, master carver, author, mentor, public speaker, and the creator behind the powerful art installation, ‘The Witness Blanket”; and Ashley Freeborn, co-founder and CEO of popular loungewear company Smash + Tess.
Headlining this year’s bill will be former Prime Minister Kim Campbell, still Canada’s first and only female head of state.
Organizers said general admission tickets are 50-per-cent sold, while VIP tickets are 85-per-cent sold. Virtual tickets to livestream the event are also available.
Learn more, and buy tickets, at tedxwhistler.com.