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Raj Bali

Business Operations Manager, Electrical Controls Manufacturing Inc in Edmonton

Creating a Dialogue and Building a Story

PRESENTED ON JUN 01, 2017
IN EDMONTON @ VOL 28

"It's a placement of onesself outside the norm and the mainstream. It's an identity that's perfect for society critique. 'Queer' is not a bad word. It's an owned word—a negative word that's been given a positive connotation by our community."

Raj Bali has spent the last year working to build a space for marginalized people to share their experience, create a dialogue and learn from one another. His experience informed this talk on queer representation and why it's essential to give more of the spotlight to marginalized voices.

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The Pattern Language of Taos Architecture

BY RACHEL PRESTON PRINZ
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 29, 2011

A city's architecture tends to tell you a lot about that city, and in this presentation, Rachel Preston Prinz highlights various architectural trends that you'll find in the city of Taos, New Mexico -- for example, the ornate bars that you'll see in one of the image are a reaction to the city's proximity to the "frontier." (in English)
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Pondering Identity

BY NEENA MANCUSO
@ VOL 104 ON JUN 26, 2013

Neena Mancuso discusses identity, and shows how our character seems to change according to circumstance. Using personal examples, she focuses on how people and language affects how we act and how we are perceived. She realizes that it isn't necessary to concretely define who we are -- it's more important to just be who we are.

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The Power of Language

BY IRINA HOLCA
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Irina Holca, an english teacher, shares her love for languages and introduces some of Japan's historical attempts at language acculturation in neighboring countries.

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Virtual Words for Language Learners

BY MIKE MCKAY
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Mike McKay shares some insider tips on the why and how of seting up and conducting online language lessons in Second Life. He uses virtual worlds to encourage his students to practice speaking English.

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A New Way to Learn a Foreign Language

BY ADRIENN KELEMEN
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Adrienn Kelemen believes that foreign language lessons should be more interesting and more efficient for schoolchildren. She has devised a new method to teach foreign languages in schools, which can be useful not only in Western Europe, but most likely in less developed areas. She wants to make learning languages an easy, fun and interesting exercise for the youth.

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The Power of Language : Tell YOUR Story

BY ROSS FISHER
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Ross Fisher provides us with an inspirational talk about how everyone should get out there and do a PK talk...or just tell their story to anyone who will listen!

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Thinking before speaking in different languages

BY AGNIESZKA KONOPKA
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 16, 2017

Agnieszka Konopka is psycholinguist and lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. This presentation explains how people prepare utterances across various languages and how people remember information that is presented with and without language.

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The Story Behind a Forgotten Name on a Building

BY ADAM KNAPP
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2017

By day, Adam Knapp works at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, but in his spare time he has had a fascination with a name, forgotten to time, on the face of a building. He’ll share part of that person’s story and, along the way, why trust is important to change.

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Who is the other? The Living Library

BY CRISTINA MANCIGOTTI
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

Don't judge a book by its cover.

Identities can create barriers, instil a feeling of fear and lead us to act in different ways. Or they can spark curiosity and make us eager to understand different perceptions and realities. Cristina Mancigotti talks about projects she has been involved across Europe (Italy, Hungary, France) which foster dialogue, such as the Living Library.