TEDxStanleyPark Welcomes Latest Round Of Speakers

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 3, 2016 /CNW/ -- Today TEDxStanleyPark announced the latest speakers to take part in their Ideas to Action: Innovative Talks for Optimistic Changemakers multi-speaker event. The event will be held on May 28, 2016, from 10am to 6pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.

The theme of this year's event, Ideas to Action, will feature speakers from all walks of life speaking on such diverse topics as, trafficking of children for sexual exploitation, financial literacy in kids, and food products built on the backs of forced labour. The newest crop of TEDxStanleyPark speakers to be announced include:

  • Ryan Phillips-Children for Sale or Rent: Child Sex Slavery-A Global Epidemic and Multi-Billion Dollar Industry. Ryan Phillips is a former professional ice hockey player and drug smuggler. After serving time in prison, he spawned as a movement called Return to Happiness to share his views on overcoming adversity and making the world a better place. Child sex slavery affects some two million children worldwide. The trafficking of children for sexual exploitation is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. Ryan was exposed to this global phenomena during a humanitarian bike ride across Cambodia. Seeing firsthand what this deadly epidemic can do to innocent victims, Ryan has dedicated himself to standing up for this cause. His humanitarian efforts have expanded across the globe and created new thought paradigms.
  • Kieron Sweeney-Financial Illiteracy in Our School System: Our Children Could Be Financially Secure…If We Taught Them How. Most people could be financially secure if they were given the proper "how-to" education as a child. This talk challenges the school system to revise its curriculum and teach children a financial foundation to guarantee their fiscal security. Kieron Sweeney is an international speaker, wealth mindset and business coach, digital entrepreneur and author. His innovative wealth strategies have helped many individuals become financially secure.
  • Jules Ku-Lea-Is There Slave in Your Food: Many Everyday Food Products Are Built on the Backs of Forced Labour. Worldwide, 27 million people today are trapped in slavery. You may think this doesn't hit close to home, but did you know that slavery also lurks inside our refrigerators and pantries? Almost every product we consume has a hidden dark history. Jules was mortified when she learned that some of her favourite foods were built on the backs of slaves. Now she's crusading to reduce slave labour. Jules is a mental health worker and clinical counsellor. She has worked in marginalized populations in Vancouver's Downtown East Side since 2011 and spent countless hours researching and analyzing the horror of forced modern human labour.

TEDxStanleyPark is a legendary not-for-profit intellectual variety show that is held annually in Vancouver. Live speakers share innovative and optimistic solutions to humanity's tough challenges with a community of open and curious minds searching for ways to make a difference. These ideas power attitude shifts and launch movements that make positive change happen. General admission tickets for the TEDxStanleyPark Ideas to Action event are priced at $117. For tickets to this year's event and to see a list of other participating speakers please go to: http://www.tedxstanleypark.com/

For more information, to set up interviews, or to speak to any of the above mentioned speakers, please contact: Janel Noblin, GEM Advertising, Janel@Gem-Advertising.com or 1-844-436-8326 X 709.

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