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TEDx Mulgrave School - Waves of Change

TEDxMulgraveSchool is looking to inspire and empower our local youth community by demonstrating what is possible through social entrepreneurship and our cumulative impact: it's the next wave of change.

As an event for youth, run by youth, we'll hear from amazing speakers who have inspiring ideas about creating social change. Come and learn more about the power and necessity of our voices, especially in today’s societal climate where youth have an important role in the conversation on our futures!


Event Date: October 5, 2019, 1:30-5:30pm

Location: Linda Hamer Theatre, Mulgrave School, West Vancouver

Audience: Up to 100 attendees

Format: Two presentation sessions with a refreshment and networking intermission

Organisers: David Chen and Michael Solodko, Mulgrave students

Tickets: $50


Keynote Speaker - Insight Global Education

Influenced by the growing disconnect between intentions and outcomes, Craig Vandermeer sought out to create international learning experiences that reinforce local expertise and capacity in the Global South.

In 2008 Craig traveled to sub-Saharan Africa to take part in a house-build project. Like many who seek out international volunteer opportunities, he sought out to create impact, contribute, and go on an adventure. Shortly into the experience, Craig, began questioning the nature of the project and whether the actual outcomes aligned with what they were originally told. Volunteer tourism is one of the fastest growing industries within international travel, yet the growing body of research now available suggests that good intentions don't always result in good outcomes.

Youth Speaker - Mulgrave School

Mona Xie has participated in a myriad of debate and public speaking tournaments over the past two years, winning several awards and gaining new, valuable experiences in Canada and other international countries. Her presentation will share her passion and drive to follow her dreams, in spite of the inevitable difficulties and opposition she will face as she challenges herself in a variety of familiar and unfamiliar environments. However, she seeks to inspire youth like her to do the same, and to see conflict as an opportunity rather than an obstacle -- something that will either cement your ideals or change your perspectives, both of which give the necessary experience to go even further and even higher.

Keynote Speaker - Intuitive AI

Hassan Murad is the CEO & Co-Founder of Intuitive AI where they are developing AI to empower a zero waste world. His robotics background, that includes working on autonomous submarines, farm-mapping drones and self-driving cars at Tesla, has inspired him to develop Oscar, an AI powered visual sorting system. Hassan has won numerous awards recognizing his leadership in innovation and was recently featured on Forbes as the Top 5 Entrepreneurs On The Rise in AI.

Youth Speaker - Mulgrave School

Kennedy Kopke is a 13 year old Mulgravian that enjoys basketball (go Titans!), academics, and competing in The World Scholar’s Cup. She is low black belt in karate and has competed in numerous public speaking competitions. This summer, Kennedy launched a social enterprise with a focus on female empowerment in sports.


Keynote Speaker

Bio Coming Soon!

Youth Speaker - Mulgrave School

Eric is a 10 year old student from Mulgrave elementary who is super stoked about robots and AI.  He wants to invent cool stuff where robots do the work, leaving humans to create and enjoy life more. Eric’s love of nature motivates him to find ways to solve problems faced by the Earth, starting with ocean pollution.