2014

NOMINATE A SPEAKER

Introducing Speaker

Cheryl Bernard

Cheryl Bernard is an Olympic Medalist and philanthropist, who turned a start-up into a multi-million dollar firm in just 11 years. She lends her time to various charitable organizations and is a Celebrity Ambassador for World Vision Canada.


Introducing Speaker

Jonnie Penn

Jonnie Penn started MTV's The Buried Life in his parent's garage in 2006 along with his brother Duncan and friends Ben and Dave. They made a list of '100 things to do before you die' and for every list item they accomplished, they helped a stranger do something on their list.


Introducing Speaker

Jana Webb

Jana Webb is the creator of Joga and works with professional sport teams and athletes across North America. She is a TV Personality, Published Author, Public Speaker and proud partner of Under Armour, Vega, and Right to Play.


Introducing Speaker

Aanikh Singh Kler

At 15 years old, Aanikh Kler pitched to CBC's the Dragon's Den and became one of the youngest entrepreneurs to secure a venture capitalist deal. Now 16, Aanikh raises awareness on paradigm business shifts through entrepreneurship.


Introducing Speaker

David MacLean

David MacLean is an entrepreneur, business leader and speaker. David and his wife Anne homeschooled their two sons on a global educational odyssey travelling to 7 countries on 3 continents to more than 100 destinations, covering more than 110,000 km.


Introducing Speaker

Dr. Shimi Kang

Dr. Shimi Kang is an award-winning Harvard trained doctor, researcher, media expert and #1 bestselling author. As the founder of several innovative programs, her focus is to cultivate lasting self-motivation for better health and optimal living.


Introducing Speaker

Dr. Mark Holder

An award-winning teacher and researcher, Dr. Holder is an Associate Professor at UBC where he studies the science of happiness. He frequently appears on radio, has published over 50 papers, and written 2 recent books on positive well-being.


Introducing Speaker

Ryan Clements

Before the age of 30, Ryan Clements had obtained what many people would consider a successful career: multiple University degrees, including advanced training at Harvard, and a financially secure position at a leading law firm, all of which he turned away to pursue a journey of personal fulfillment.


Introducing Student Speaker

Rachel Creighton

Rachel Creighton is a 16 year old from Digby, Nova Scotia who comes to TEDxKelowna after being one of two finalists to win the National Student Speaker competition. She has earned a scholarship to Saint Mary’s University and lists Adora Svitak as her favorite TED Talk.


Introducing Student Speaker

Darius Konstant

Slam poet Darius Konstant is one of two finalists to win the National Student Speaker competition that landed him a spot at TEDxKelowna. As a 14 year old, Darius’ talents and interests range from across the lake swims (3 times) to We Day.


Introducing Speaker

Sam McLoughlin