Student-run TEDx event coming to St. Lawrence College

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A student-run TEDx event will take place on St. Lawrence College’s Brockville campus on Friday, January 25. Organized by St. Lawrence College student Chad Izatt, TEDxSLCBrockville brings together several speakers from the Brockville and college community to deliver TED-style talks meant to inspire students.

The TEDxSLCBrockville event’s theme is ‘Beyond These Walls’, with speakers delivering talks focused on the skills, traits, and questions that students should be asking themselves after college to live a happy, successful life.

“I was originally inspired to organize the event because I saw how invested in school life students can become, to the exclusivity of the world around them. It’s important to focus on your education, and by coming to school students are taking big steps towards improving the quality of their life; however, it can take a lot more than education to find what you truly want in life. I wanted to organize a platform to give students an opportunity to look beyond school for a moment and take a step outside of their studies, to the world and their place within it,” says event organizer Chad Izatt, a second-year student in the Business program at SLC.

Ticket sales for the TEDxSLCBrockville event are limited to SLC students. Media are invited to attend at any time of the day.


Friday, January 25, 2019
St. Lawrence College Brockville Campus (Student Lounge)
2288 Parkedale Avenue

Event/Speaker Schedule

8:30 am - Doors Open
9:10 am - Glenn Vollebregt - Soft Skills
9:30 am - Michelle Hillier - Groove in Your Life
9:45 am - Break
10:05 am - Simon Sinek video - How Great Leaders Inspire Action
10:35 am- Julian Treasure video - 5 Ways to Listen Better
10:55 am - Michael Jackson - Gen Ed of Gen Ed
11:15 am - Josh Ingram - Learning From Failure
11:30 am - Lunch
12:50 pm - Busulwa Walta - The Role of Men in Empowering Women
1:15 pm - Lydia Machova video - The Secrets of Learning a New Language
1:35 pm - Bill Chafe - Custodianship
2:00 pm - End


About TEDx events: In the spirit of TED's mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program helps communities, organizations and individuals produce TED-style events at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis, under a free license from TED.


For information:

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
T: 613-544-5400, ext. 1291
C: 613-329-2451


St. Lawrence College is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples; we are grateful to live and learn on these lands. With campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, SLC delivers education and training that meets the needs of community, industry, and employers. The College prepares students to succeed in the global economy through relevant, practical programs and experiential learning opportunities. SLC offers more than 100 full-time programs including diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, apprenticeships, micro-credentials and life-long learning opportunities. Everyone belongs in the SLC community, comprised of 12,000 full-time students and more than 115,000 alumni in 75 countries around the world.


Media Contact:
Laura Tulchinsky
Communications Officer
St. Lawrence College

Julie Einarson
Senior Advisor, Communications and Government Relations
St. Lawrence College

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