TEDxOakville will be live webcast Friday October 1, 9:00am EDT (GMT -4) on Ustream and Orion. Stay tuned for more details.
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.
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.
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 21, 2010
Media Contact: Mark Mulholland email@example.com
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:
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
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