Thinklandia Festival Speaker Line Up 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Thinklandia Festival Speaker Line Up 2015
September 11 to 17
Yates St. Parkade Rooftop • 575 Yates St.
NIghtly • Doors at 5:00pm • Event at 7:45pm • Free

Brought to you by Telus, Rifflandia, the City of Victoria, Atomique Productions, VIATEC, InterArts, Fort Properties, and Stream of Consciousness
 

ABOUT

Thinklandia Festival is 7 days of creative speakers, artists, CEOs, physicists and storytellers sharing their creative experiences and wisdom in an interactive venue created from converting a parkade rooftop in downtown Victoria. Events are bright, vibrant, open, and entirely free, with dozens of speakers sharing thoughts and conversations with thousands of engaged people.

Check out a huge new interactive environment by Scott Amos & David Parfitt (Money C), audio visual installations by Toni & Arya of EMP Productions, incredible speakers nightly, the launch of the inaugural Mayor's Medal, unveiling new arts installations and exhibitions, beer by Phillips, food, music, and a new kind of creative festival in Victoria.

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11

"Public"

Featuring

Jill Doucette • Synergy Enterprises
Rande Cook • Visual Artist
Lisa Helps • Mayor of Victoria
hosted by Iain Russell

Plus we will present the inaugural Mayor's Medal Awards (nominations open now at www.thinklandia.ca/mayorsmedal)

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12

“Edge of Knowledge”

Edge of Knowledge is an exploration spanning through of years and billions of miles, from ancient wisdom known and taught for generations, to emerging notions of reality and the nature of existence, to aspects of reality that elude us still.

Featuring

Derek Muller • Veritasium, Australia
Dr. Heather Berlin • Neuroscientist, NYC
Baba Brinkman • Rapper, NYC
hosted by Joey MacDonald

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13

"Illegal"

ILLEGAL explores the contingencies, eccentricities, and everyday actions that exist outside of the typical realm of law, as well as the motivations and barriers experienced by those actively operating outside of the system.

Featuring

Stephen Reid • Author, bankrobber
Sarah Smith AKA Ginger Kittens • PEERS, Burlesque dancer
Hector Espinosa • Street artist, Mexico
hosted by Ken Gordon

 

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14

"Stories We Tell"

A conversation among luminaries, mediums of history, crafters of culture, and interpreters of truth. This panel focuses on the power of storytelling, its role in history, the joys and dangers of fiction, and

how the past informs the future through stories.

Featuring

Roy Henry Vickers • Visual artist, storyteller
Susan Musgrave • Author, poet
hosted by Missie Peters

Also featuring Story Slam - an open invitation to submit your 4-5 minute story, and tell it to everyone at Stories We Tell. Got a fantastic story? Send us a note at ideas@thinklandia.ca and tell it at Story Slam.
 

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15  

"Perspective" 

PERSPECTIVE explores the ability to approach common problems from an independent frame of reference, and the incredible new ideas generated from the simple practice of seeing differently. Perspective aims to reframe emerging discussions around broader opportunities for communication.

Featuring

Bif Naked • Musician, activist
Rae Spoon • Musician, activist
Jason Verners • Illusionist
hosted by Sarah Kramer

 

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16

“Creativity”  

Featuring

Jordan Bower • Digital Storyteller
Shaun Verreault • Wide Mouth Mason Lead Singer
TEDxVictoriaSalon • Tiffany Poirier, a Vice Principal in SD61 • Jeff Hopkins, Founder of the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
hosted by Iain Russell

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

Concurrent events:

“Building A Creative City”
Thinklandia HQ • 1001 Blanshard St
Doors at 4:30pm • Event at 5:00pm • Free

Featuring

Jessica Hopper • Senior Editor, Pitchfork Magazine
Kathryn Calder    • Singer/Songwriter
Leeroy Stagger • Singer/Songwriter

 

“Entrepreneurship”

This event is in partnership with Experience Tectoria

Yates St. Parkade Rooftop • 575 Yates St.
Doors at 5:00pm • Event at 7:45pm • Free

Featuring

Peter Nowak • Award Winning Technology Journalist, Syndicated Blogger & Columnist
Lauren Friese • Founder, TalentEgg.ca
hosted by Ian Hoar

 

Contact Details

Joey MacDonald
Creative Programming Director, Thinklandia
programming@thinklandia.ca