Set Theory and Human Relationships, the Importance of One

Janis La Couvée

When her beloved husband, Yves Loran, died in 2001, Janis La Couvée and her sons were puzzled by the enormous sense of loss in their family relationships. How could losing just one family member in a group of four explain it? Why did they feel like they were missing more than ¼ of their family? Somehow, there needed to be a logical answer. Then, one day — it came to her! Set theory. Join Janis as she explores the dynamic of one and its importance in our human and community relationships and networks. If you’ve ever wondered why one guest can bring a party to life — this talk is for you.

About Janis La Couvée:

Janis La Couvée is a financial services professional with a long history of community involvement particularly in the areas of capacity building, public relations and the arts. Long before the web, Janis was connecting people and providing answers. It’s just easier now!

She is a member of the Social Media Club Victoria leadership team and the lead organizer of Twestival Victoria. Her other community involvements are: the Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre board, Quadra Village Day planning committee, Hillside-Quadra Neighbourhood Action Group, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and volunteering for Intrepid Theatre, Victoria Fringe Festival, Theatre SKAM and the Canadian College of Performing Arts.

In August 2010 Janis was the PR manager for The Road to Port Hardy Charity Bike Ride by Frans Jonker, a fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation. Watch for her on the Babes (and Blokes) Go Bare calendar for 2011, another BC Cancer Foundation fundraiser.

Recent speaking engagements include Social Media Camp Victoria, the BC Social Media Summit and the inaugural Idea Wave conference, as well as moderating panels at WordCamp Victoria and Social Media Club.

Janis is passionate about bridging online and offline communities to effect positive social change.

2010 IdeaWave