2010 Conference

Speakers | Logistics

IdeaWave is the first “ideas conference” to be held on Vancouver Island. On July 10 and 11, 2010 hundreds of critical thinkers, from inventors to philanthropists, will come together to share ideas and engage each other in dialogue about ideas and their place in the world.

IdeaWave is a forum where critical thinkers are able to mix and mingle in a highly engaged environment.

Each day consists of a series of 25 talks, each 10 minutes in length. Talks are designed to be a snapshot of the idea and to open the door for discussion about the talk. There is no limit on subject matter and topics will range from business ideas to cultural ideas to lifestyle ideas.

Mayor Dean Fortin will welcome delegates to the conference and give a few remarks on the importance of ideas. (Greetings from the mayor (pdf))

Our Master of Ceremonies for the weekend will be popular Atomic Vaudeville actor and scientist Morgan Cranny. Morgan has been performing with Impromaniacs since 2001 and is an experienced MC who will bring some humour to the weekend while keeping the talks on schedule.

It will be hosted at the Ambrosia Conference and Event Centre in beautiful Victoria, BC, on Vancouver island.


Confirmed speakers so far:

Anaerobic Digestion - Beyond Composting
Eric Partridge
Changing the World One Tool at a Time: Intrinsic Worth vs. Extrinsic Value
Frank Heidt
Climate Change and Peacebuilding
Saul Arbess, Ph.D.
Combat Apathy with Appreciative Inquiry
Melissa Pelto, MA
Community Forests in Zambia
Garry Brooks
Creative Clusters
Doug Taylor
Dynamic Balance and the Psychological Alpha Particle
Kurt Schmidt
Economic Foundations and Environmental Progress
Matthew A. Barker
Fernwood Urban Village: Permaculture and Empowerment in an Aging Population
Kylie Sandham
From a Web of Pages to a Web of Streams
Kris Krug
Fuzzy Logic for the Control of Advanced Mobility Support Devices
Robert Prinz
Going Green: The Birth of a New Civilization
Guy Dauncey
How Electric Vehicles Will Save the World
Blaine Juchau
Human flocking behavior - Creating solutions without leaders
Galen Bullard
Ideal Solar Storage Batteries invented in 1902 by Edison are Rediscovered
Ian Soutar
Ideas are like Crushes
Sasan Aghdasi
Imagine we, Victoria, build a chain of renewable energy products for the energy market
Graeme Bethell
Importance of vision in creating ecologically sound and socially just communities
Karen Hurley, PhD
It’s nursing for the future trans-humanists
Sarah Novotny
Keeping Big Business Accountable to the Public Through Smart Investing
Stephen Whipp
Live your Life in Full Expression
Christine Yole
Not-fully-thought-out Ideas: The Problem and the Solution
Desmond Lindo
Open-source: What is it and where is it going?
Patrick Hayes
Peace, mental health, and the workplace
Isabella Mori
Poetry in Motion - The Transit Hero
Robyn Quinn, APR
Process and Graphic Artistry for Social Transformation
David Stevenson Colleen Stevenson
Dan Bonab
Rethinking Conflict and The Call to Evolve
Rachelle Lamb
Right Brain Solutions for New Work Challenges
Dr. William A. Gray
Screw BP! Make Your Own Fuel Instead
Kenji Fuse
Set Theory and Human Relationships, the Importance of One
Janis La Couvée
Taking Charge of Your Health: Maintaining Your Personal Health Record
Cheryl Upright
Taxing matters - Progress or Paralysis?
Les Atchison
The car hybridizing project
Craig Carmichael
The Cost of Convenience
Janice Mansfield
The future of the book
Corey Davis
The Gene Weaver
Clem Persaud, Ph.D.
The Key to Criminal Justice Reform: Ending Drug Prohibition
David Bratzer
The last trip, preparing for your death
Sue Daniels-Ferrie
The 100 Cameras Project
Liam McLachlan
The Nowhere2Nowhere Monorail
Helen Cook
The Pirate Ship of Theseus
Will Whittaker
The Star Raft - Building Circles of Support, Connection and Commitment
David Wetherow
The Suck That Is Productivity
Mike Vardy
Tracking solar accumulator, solar design t-square, clam shaped solar cookers
Brian White
Treatment for Lymphedema
Margaret Pulton
Understanding the Problem
Dorian Taylor
Victoria International Genetically Engineered Machines (IGEM)
Jason Cummer
What good’s an idea no one gets? & Beyond brainstorming
Marilynne Miles Gray
What is open data?
Herb Lainchbury
What’s Gone Well Today: New tools for engagement
Christopher Bowers
Writing Poetry: A Way into your Secret Truth
Dvora Levin


Do note this schedule will change without notice. It will be changing until the day before the conference, and due to the nature of having 25 talks per day, is likely to change during the day. It is simply to be used as a guideline.

July 10th Description July 11th Description
08:10 Registrations 08:30 Late Registrations
09:00 Conference start – Introductions 09:00 Conference start – Corey Davis, Rachelle Lamb, Kurt Schmidt
09:30 Guy Dauncey, Melissa Pelto, Sasan Aghdasi 09:40 break
10:10 break 09:55 Brian White, Sue Daniels-Ferrie, Marilynne Miles Gray
10:25 Stephen Whipp, Kenji James Fuse, Marg Pulton 10:35 break
11:05 break 10:50 Sarah Novotny, David Wetherow, Frank Heidt
10:50 Graeme Bethell, Janice Mansfield, Blaine Juchau 11:30 break
11:20 break 11:45 Saul Arbess, David and Colleen Stevenson, David Bratzer
11:35 Garry Brooks, Dorian Taylor, Mike Vardy, Robert Prinz 12:25 lunch
12:20 lunch 13:25 Eric Partridge, Janis Lacouvee, Matthew A. Barker
13:20 Kylie Sandham, Desmond Lindo, Dan Bonab 14:05 break
14:00 break 14:20 William Gray, Herb Lainchbury, Karen Hurley
14:15 Dvora Levin, Les Atchison,Christopher Bowers 15:00 break
14:55 break 15:30 Clem Persaud, Cheryl Upright, Liam McLachlan
15:10 Galen Bullard, Helen Cook, Robyn Quinn 16:10 break
15:50 break 16:25 Christine Yole, Craig Carmichael, Doug Taylor
16:05 Patrick Hayes, Ian Soutar 17:05 Wrap up
16:35 Day 1 ends 17:20 Day 2 ends