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    Sep

    TEDxOakville will be live webcast Friday October 1, 9:00am EDT (GMT -4) on Ustream and Orion.  Stay tuned for more details.

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    22
    Sep

    Judy Thompson

    Judy Thompson, B.A., TESL Certification, professor, author and speaker is an expert in spoken English. A student herself of French and German, Judy knows firsthand the frustrations of learning to speak a new language. Judy lived and taught in South Korea and it was there that she had the first of many revelations about spoken English and how it should be taught.

    Newcomers are embarrassed about their accents and grammar mistakes and native speakers are unaware that the way they speak makes it extremely difficult for non-native speakers to understand them.

    Judy leads language classes for both native and non-native speakers to foster understanding and effective communication in our diverse community.

    A long time resident of Caledon, Ontario, Judy has four children and lives with her husband Richard on a beautiful ten-acre hobby farm. She is an environmental activist who enjoys hiking and skiing. In her spare time, she raises champion hunter show ponies.

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    22
    Sep
    Daniel Yacoub

    Daniel Yacoub

    Daniel started piano at the age of 5 in Merriam School of Music. He started off in group lessons but quickly accelerated and moved to private lessons at the age of 7. At the age of 9 he was selected to join the special Enriched Program at Merriam School. He participated in many festivals and exams, achieved gold standing in all his keyfest exams. He won many first place awards in the Rotary, Peel, Kiwanis, and the Chinese Music Festival. He also received many scholarships and awards of excellence in performance. Daniel loves playing Beethoven for his innovation and energy and Liszt for his virtuosity and musicality. He also enjoys playing jazz, ensemble, duet, and accompaniment.

    He is 14 years old now and is planning to receive his ARCT diploma level this coming June.

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    22
    Sep
    Jo Fallon

    Jo Fallon

    Jo Fallon envisioned and co-founded The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children in Oakville, Ontario 11 years ago.    With a tirelessly committed Board of Directors and fabulous volunteers she has helped to nurture and guide The Lighthouse Program to what it has become today, a vibrant organization serving over a hundred families a year in
    the Halton region.

    Before moving from the UK to Canada fourteen years ago with her family, she worked in the Editorial Dept of Harpers & Queen Magazine in London  Jo became a Canadian citizen four years ago and has travelled extensively across Canada, a country she adores. Her proudest achievement are her two sons Oliver and Alex who blend their strong intellect with grace, insight and immense heart.

    Jo lives in Oakville with her two sons

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    21
    Sep

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 21, 2010

    Media Contact:  Mark Mulholland mark.s.mulholland@gmail.com

    TEDxOakville

    Can an Individual in Oakville Really Make a Difference and Change the World?

    OAKVILLE –  One hundred of Oakville’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will come together on Friday, October 1 for a day of networking and dialogue around the theme Can an Individual in Oakville Really Make a Difference and Change the World? The event will take place at Sheridan College, Trafalgar Campus in MacDonald-Heaslip Hall and will feature an incredible line-up of speakers on topics ranging from innovations in education to health to technology and the arts. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network at an on-site lunch event. The event will be live webcast by Orion and Ustream. Also, people can watch from satellite locations set up in Oakville and elsewhere.

    “The combination of a diverse group of speakers and high calibre artistic performers will form a mix that is sure to lead to exciting new ideas” said Mark Mulholland, TEDxOakville founder and organizing committee member. “The event will offer the Oakville community an opportunity to share its passion and ideas with communities in Canada and the world”.

    The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED, was organized by community volunteers and is aimed at creating dialogue as well as giving people a forum to share their passions, ideas and experiences. The event is sponsored, to date, by Sheridan College, SB Partners, iBizAcademy.com, Beaver WebHosting.com, Orion, Cameron Tulloch, Big Daddy Kreativ.ca and Mail Chimp.   

    Speakers and performers include:

    • Anjuli Ahooja, Physics Teacher, Appleby College
    • Jo Fallon of Lighthouse Group for Grieving Children
    • Bob Fleck, Radio & Television Advertising Director
    • Avrim Katzman, Senior Professor, Computer Animation Program, Sheridan College
    • Jason Lee, Naturopath
    • Mark Melymick, Actor, Writer, Program Coordinator for the Performing Arts Preparation Program, Sheridan College   
    • Rachel Mercer, Cellist
    • Janice Price, CEO of Luminato
    • Louise Patterson Sherwood
    • Scott Stratten, President of UnMarketing
    • Judy Thompson,Speaker, Author, & Professor, Sheridan College
    • Daniel Yacoub, Pianst

    More Information

    Tickets are $25 and includes parking, entrance and lunch. Those who wish to attend can apply at   www.TEDxOakville.com

     For more information about the event; how to volunteer; how your company can sponsor, visit www.TEDxOakville.com

    Twitter – http://twitter.com/TEDxOakville  hastag  #tedxoak

    Facebook  – Search – TEDxOakville 

     

    About TEDx
     
     
     
     

     

    In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxOakville, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxOakville, 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.
     
     
     
     

     

    About TED
    TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
    Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.
     
     

     

    Contact:
    Mark Mulholland
    905-331-3623
    (cell) 416-989-7582
    mark.s.mulholland@gmail.com

                                        http://tedxoakville.com/   1484 Duncan Road, Oakville, ON, L6J 2R3

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