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Lucas Chang

Entrepreneur and Community Connector in Markham

Challenging a Confirmation Bias

PRESENTED ON JUN 09, 2017
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 15

“So you have a choice. If you choose to see teens as more than just kids, help them find their inner awesomeness. Mentor them. Coach them. Listen to them. But let them do it because they can.”

Lucas Chang, co-founder of Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs and a co-lead of Startup York, shares how teens and pre-teens are shaping our future by making positive changes and differences in the community. 

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Creating Community Glue

BY LEE ANN JOHNSON
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 20, 2012

Town Councillor, Lee Ann Johnson, talks about innovation and imagination in Gibsons, BC. Creativity is the incredible glue that holds the community together.
This presentation is in English.

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Creating community conversations for climate change action

BY SANDY MCCATHIE
IN TOWNSVILLE

Sandy McCathie is a sustainability advisor, who finds peace in nature, adores her family, and has recently returned from Heron Island where she snorkelled with turtles and manta rays. Encouraging others, Sandy reminds people that Global Warming is real, and reminds us that the present deeply effects the future. Trying to bring the community of Townsville, the goal is to start using economical friendly technology and result in the global temperature to drop by 2050. 

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Kolba Labs: Innovation Incubation

BY GEORGE HODGE
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2014

George Hodge talks about the benefits of sharing ideas through cooperation and how Kolba Labs, a social enterprise incubator with United Nations Development Programme in Armenia.

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[Freespace]: An Experiment in Creativity, Community, and Civic Innovation

BY BETH SCACCIA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

What is possible when you give people SPACE and PERMISSION to create? Beth Scaccia shows us [Freespace]: a gathering place for people to come together, to create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, events, and long term projects.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Aug 4, 2015.

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Parallels: Innovation and Seduction

BY PHILIPP KRISTIAN DIEK├ľNER
@ VOL 13 ON JUL 15, 2015

"Innovations is about originality in the sense of taking a new perspective."

 

Philipp Kristian Dieköner talks about Innovation from its most attractive sides. Through analyzing its attributes, he shows how crucial seduction is in the process of creating new ideas. Just as Seduction, Innovation is intimately connected to curiosity, improvisation, originality, courage, danger, trust, challenge. Playful and sudden, creativity is not defined as a skill, but like an experience - something that can happen to anybody who is open to it. 

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Sustainable Life - Social Change and Social Innovation

BY AGNES TVINNEREIM
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 08, 2015

Bærekraftige liv - samfunnsendring og sosial innovasjon

Grasrotnettverket Bærekraftige liv sprer seg over hele Bergen og videre. Hvor langt kan vi nå når «folk flest» vil noe? Hva kan vi skape? Endre? Rokke ved? Matkollektivet er nettverkets første kommersielle prosjekt, og har som mål å fylle Bergen med Vestlandets mest bærekraftige mat.

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Art Hake Initiative

BY CAROL ABI GHANEM
@ VOL 24 ON JAN 20, 2016

Art Hake is an independent group of activists that seeks to build a self-sustaining community to fight against various injustices in Lebanon. Carol Abi Ghanem's talk introduces their Guerrilla Gardening project, an environmental intervention which empowers local communities and fosters social cohesion.

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Dakota Rural Action

BY TONY HELLAND
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 02, 2016

In "Dakota Rural Action" from PechaKucha Sioux Falls Vol.19, SD Tony Helland's love of the state and region runs deep. He grew up loving the outdoors, bicycling, and creating and performing music. Over the past two years Tony has expanded his interests toward the environment, sustainable energy, and civic engagement. These interests were brought to the fore after joining with Dakota Rural Action. Since then he has been fortunate to travel all across region, meeting new friends and learning the pressing issues they face. Tony’s current areas of engagement include water quality, oil and gas infrastructure, and the state legislature. One thing he’s learned through this is that it is only through building personal relationships and community involvement that positive change will be seen.

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Creating Social Change with a Plan

BY TINA REYNOLDS
IN SACRAMENTO

Tina Reynolds tells the story of fullfilling her life-time goal of creating a creative space in Sacramento. She managed to make this dream come true despite all the obstacles she encountered along the way. If you have a plan of action and are persistent enough, all will fall into place.