TEDx Orillia

TEDx Orillia is designed to engage the people of Orillia and surrounding areas in new and interesting conversations. The main event will be on Saturday March 30, 2019. We are hosting a Cocktail Reception the evening before. Please scroll down to see the list of speakers.

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TEDx Orillia 2019 Saturday, March 30, 2019 01:00 PM
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Beth Grixti

Beth Grixti is a volunteer with Muskoka Gift of Life, bringing information about organ donation to the public. She shares her understanding of what it means to donate using her own experience as an anonymous live liver donor.

Erin Dixon

Rising out of the power of Iniskim, Buffalo Mountain and flowing sacred waters, Erin Dixon is faculty at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and works together with leading change makers, life promoters and system transformers through offerings of Truth and Reconciliation through Right Relations and Wise Practices for Indigenous Leaders.



Emma Reynolds

Emma Reynolds is a performer and songwriter.

Risha Yorke

Risha Yorke is a leadership and business development coach. In addition to her business and individual work, she runs a bootcamp for teenage women to help build the potential of the next generation of leaders.


Yvonne Heath

Yvonne Heath is a registered nurse who focuses on transforming our relationship with grief so that we can all live a more fulfilling life.


Nancy Osborne

Nancy Osborne is a former United Nations security advisor, and was one of the first women in a formerly male-only branch of the Canadian Forces. Today, Nancy instructs women on dealing with bullying and harrasment in the workplace and in their personal lives.


Ligaya Byrch

Ligaya Byrch is a Community Innovator and Entrepreneur who is focused on supporting programs and services in the Orillia area. She is one of the authors of the book Queering Social Work Education.





What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx Orillia, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx Orillia event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Learn more here.