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.
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.