A first for Montreal: TEDxMontrealWomen to be held on December 7

MONTREAL, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Montreal's premier edition of TEDxWomen will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Cinéma Impérial. Like TEDx events around the world, TEDxMontrealWomen is a unique event aimed at sharing new ideas on a variety of topics. Under the theme "Positive Disruption," TEDxMontrealWomen will explore the roles of men and women in society, respect for differences and our collective need to embrace our strengths so that we can push the limits of social norms and empower ourselves with more choices.

Local and international speakers will take part in a day-long intellectual and emotional marathon on December 7, in English and French.

According to Grace Yang, co-producer of TEDxMontrealWomen, "TEDxMontrealWomen is an independently organized TEDx event. It is an opportunity for the Montreal public, both men and women, to hear specially curated speakers share their knowledge and passion."


As TEDxMontrealWomen is a non-profit organization, the cost to attend is reasonable ($65 to $75). To sign up, go to www.tedxmontrealwomen.com. The event will be held on December 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Cinéma Impérial (1432 De Bleury Street, Montreal).


The public will have a chance to hear 18 speakers, in English and French, from Quebec and elsewhere:

Joey Adler: Founder of OneXOne and CEO of Diesel Canada, part of the Italian-based Diesel fashion label.

Pamela Jeffery: Founder of the WXN public affairs consulting firm and the Canadian Board Diversity Council.

Margarita Lafontaine: Founder of the magazine Premières en affaires.

Mélanie Dunn: President of Cossette in Quebec.

Karl Moore: Co-director of McGill University's Advanced Leadership Program.

Pascale Pageau: President and Founder of Delegatus, and a civil and commercial litigation firm.

Désirée McGraw: President of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation.

Anita Nowak: Integrating Director of the Social Economy Initiative at McGill University.

Björn T. Atterstam: Founder and Managing Partner of Boomtags, an organization dedicated to conducting experiments that further the potential of the world.

Robby Hoffman: Named one of the "Top 10 Comedians" by the Montreal Mirror.

Nadia Younes: Leads global diversity and inclusion initiatives for Rio Tinto.

Motel Raphaël: Indie-pop band from Montreal led by Clara Legault, Emily Skahan and Maya Malkin.

Lamia Charlebois: Public relations consultant, former commentator on a CBC French radio live morning show.

Maya Chivi: Child development specialist and education consultant.

Julie Bertrand: Chief therapist for senior synchronized swimming teams at Synchro Canada's national centre.

Uriel Arreguin: Versatile creator, artistic director, stage director, designer, artistic coach, choreographer and professional dancer.

Kimberly Sunstrum: Singer-songwriter.

Rosanna Tomiuk : Musician and artist, ex member of the Canadian Women's Water Polo Team.


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. For 25 years, the TED conference has brought together researchers, entrepreneurs, artists, thinkers and inventors. Intellectual and emotional marathon, oasis of ideas and innovation, TED conference upsets, challenges and reverses. All themes are covered: science, art, design, technology, politics, economics, architecture, etc..

About TEDx

Given its success, TED gives communities the opportunity to stimulate dialogue, share and spread according to its moto "Ideas worth spreading". TEDx are local, independently and self-organized TED-like events respecting the TED general guidance. In 2012, 4300 TEDx events were held in 120 cities and 133 countries.

About TEDx Montreal Women

Originally organized in San Francisco, TEDWomen 2013 is a truly global conversation — from San Francisco to São Paulo to Montreal. More than 150 TEDx events around the world will take part to TEDWomen 2013.

SOURCE: TEDxMontrealWomen

For further information:

an interview or permission to attend the event (no video cameras or photographs), contact:

Grace Yang
T. : 514.743.7268

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