Edmonton Resilience Festival conversation cafe lineup announced


Boyle Street Plaza, the venue for Edmonton Resilience Festival. Photo courtesy of Jasmin Smith.
Boyle Street Plaza, the venue for Edmonton Resilience Festival. Photo courtesy of Jasmin Smith.

We are excited to unveil the lineup of Conversation Cafés for the inaugural Edmonton Resilience Festival! 

Conversation Cafés are informal conversations in small groups guided by a facilitator. They are part of the free programming at the Festival, alongside the Free For All activities and Community Connections Fair.

We have previously announced the lineup of ticketed workshops. Tickets for workshop streams tickets are now on sale (edmontonresiliencefestival.eventbrite.ca). Tickets for individual workshops will go on sale January 28th, 2015.

Please click the Conversation Cafés Schedule image below for more details (*Note: Conversations are held at the back of the gym unless otherwise noted in the café’s title): Conversation Cafe Schedule Jan 25 Conversation Cafe



Conversation Cafés

“A Cup of Sugar, Neighbour?”: Building Communities Through The Sharing Economy – Kenya Kondo (ShareRentables and Peeps-N-Things)

Apoca-pioneering: Ethical Survival & Well-Being Strategies for the Future – Bob Reckhow

Conversations About Community Resiliency – Linh Lu & Vivian Kwan

Emergency Preparedness – Tracy Williams (City of Edmonton Office of Emergency Management)

Gender Diversity – Josh Carter

Festival Wrap Up: What did you learn? – Alex Daraseng & Sarah Elke

Greening The Grid: Renewable Energy in Alberta – Matthew Simard with Jesse Singer (SolBird Energy)

Knitting Circle – Alison Lennie

Mentoring Youth In Our Community – Sydney Tordoff (Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area)

Open Source Technologies and our Food System – Emilio Gagliardi (Eco Evolver)

Welcome to the Aboriginal Renaissance – Christine Frederick (Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts Association) 


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