Global Civic Public Salon September 2012

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Global Civic will host another Public Salon this month with another great line-up of speakers with diverse backgrounds, topics, and expertise.

The Public Salon hosts eight speakers who each have eight minutes on stage to present on any topic they like. It could be a personal story, a motivational anecdote, photos from an adventure, or professional research findings.

September 20, 2012 Speakers

Rick Antonson, Tourism Vancouver, @MyVancouver on Twitter.
Rick Antonson will consider what inspiration we could gain from the visionary architects of ancient cathedrals who knew they would never live to see their buildings completed.

Devon Brooks, Cofounder of Blo Dry Bar, @devsdevelopment on Twitter.
Devon Brooks defied skeptics when she made a prosperous business out of Blo Blow Dry Bar but she has a deeper message of overcoming that she is compelled to share.

Rudy Buttignol, Knowledge Network, @kpassiton on Twitter.
Rudy Buttignol has transformed the Knowledge Network and made it into a force for independent film producers will ask whether the greatest threat to community is oppression from without or irrelevance from within.

Jem Garrard, Filmmaker, @jemga on Twitter.
Jem Garrard is a young Vancouver filmmaker who is winning awards and recognition for her creativity.

Tim Laidler, Veterans Transition Program
Tim Laidler returned to UBC from the turbulence of war in Afghanistan and now helps young veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Gabor Mate, Physician, Author and Public Speaker
Best-selling author Dr. Gabor Mate has worked in the Downtown Eastside and addiction medicine and will share insights on life and aging.

Gina Morris, Choreographer of Lip Dub Wedding Proposal, @radishPDX on Twitter.
Gina Morris of Portland choreographed a proposal video that has gone viral and champions local design and fashion at her boutique Radish Underground.

Timothy Taylor, Canadian Novelist, @timothy_taylor_ on Twitter.
Timothy Taylor is a Vancouver author that is gaining the attention of the world will explore the meaning of mercy.


Public-Salon-Sept-20The Public Salon on Thursday, September 20th will run from 7:30pm until 9:00pm with an optional pre-show dinner at 6:00pm.

Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door, and $90 for the dinner along with premiere circle seats for the salon.

Come early and hear Jeffrey Luo, multiple award-winning pianist who has played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Not bad for 11 years old. Jeffrey will be playing as the doors open from 7:00 to 7:30pm.


You can follow the presenters on their Twitter accounts (if listed above) and follow @GlobalCivic on Twitter along with the tag #publicsalon on the night of the event.

Past Speakers

Past speakers have included MLA Wally Oppal, Ryan Holmes (Founder of HootSuite), Top Chef Canada’s Dale MacKay, Mark Brand (Boneta, Save on Meats), Tsawwassen Chief Kim Baird, Terry McBride (CEO, Nettwork Music), John Fluevog, Ken Lum, Chip Wilson (Founder of Lululemon), Global BC’s Jas Johal, and more.

Presentations made at the Public Salons are videotaped by the University of British Columbia and are broadcast on the Public Salon Television on Shaw TV Channel 4 every Thursday at 6:30am, Saturday at 9:30pm and Sunday at 12pm.

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