TEDx Brentwood College School 2016


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Our 2016 speakers come from diverse backgrounds.


We are excited to have 3 current Brentwood Students speaking this year!


For the first time ever, we have a current faculty member speaking!


 We are excited to have a current Brentwood parent join us this year!


Session 1 Timetable

9:30 am ~ TEDx Intro Video and Welcome
9:35 am ~ 1st – (11 min.) Paul
9:47 am ~ 2nd – (12 min.) Narendra
10:00 am ~ 3rd – (14 min.) Peter
10:14 am ~ 4th – (8 min.) Gemma
10:25 am ~ Coffee Service / Photobooth

Session 2 Timetable

10:45 am ~ 5th – (14 min.) MJ
11:00 am ~ 6th – (12 min.) Danielle
11:12 am ~ TED Video
11:20 am ~ 7th – (8 min.) Liam
11:28 am ~ 8th – (12 min.) Hill
11:40 am ~ Coffee Service / Photobooth

Session 3 Timetable

12:00 pm ~ 9th – (8 min.) Mide
12:08 pm ~ TED Video
12:18 pm ~ 10th – (11) min.) Trish
12:30 pm ~ 11th – (15 min.) Ross
12:45 pm ~ Closing remarks, thanks & gifts
1:15 pm ~ Finish Photobooth

Meet our 2016 Speakers


Mary-Jo Dionne
Mary-Jo DionneAward-Winning Writer, Comedian, Interviewer, Podcaster, Philanthropist
The Talk: “All that breaks isn’t necessarily broken. Fusing the shattered pieces with the power of perspective.”
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Matt Hill
Matt HillVoice Actor, Co-Founder, Run For One Planet Tour, Recipient of the 2016 Governor General's Meritorial Service Awards
The Talk: “You – The hero on a journey.”
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Danielle Krysa
Danielle KrysaWriter/ Curator of The Jealous Curator, Author, Creative Block, Collage And Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk
The Talk: “Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk”
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Ross Laird
Ross LairdBest-Selling Author, Corporate Consultant Around Themes of Personal Development, Professional Mentorship and Whole-Person Learning
The Talk: “Big Problems: Small Wonder.”
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Paul Collis
Paul CollisBrentwood English Teacher
The Talk: “Crying with Laughter”
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Narendra Varma
Narendra VarmaEducational Technologist, Founder of a Vertically-Integrated Food and Agriculture Cooperative
The Talk: “Sharing the surplus, a personal journey”
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Peter O’Shea
Peter O’SheaPhysicist, Semiconductor Designer, Fusion Energy Researcher at General Fusion
The Talk: “Magnetized Target Fusion: Fusing the best of two diverse ideas.”
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 Trish Dolman
Trish DolmanAward-Winning Documentary Producer and Director
The Talk: “Creativity and Changing the conversation.”
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Liam Stevens
Liam StevensBrentwood Student
The Talk: “Technology changes human behavior.”
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Olamide Olatunbosun
Olamide OlatunbosunBrentwood Student
The Talk: “How to Be the G.O.A.T.”
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Gemma Else
Gemma ElseBrentwood Student
The Talk: “Art of Empathy.”
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TEDx Brentwood College School 2016 Video Gallery

8 brilliant speakers for this year’s event, from students to movie producers, from scientists to teachers,
all offering insights to DIVERSE THOUGHTS AND IDEAS.

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