2011 Conference

Sponsors | Speakers

On February 26 and 27th, 2011, hundreds of critical thinkers, from inventors to philanthropists, will come together for a second time 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 starts at 9am (registration at 8:30am on the 26th!) and 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.

The conference will be held at the Comfort Hotel & Conference Centre in Victoria, BC. Mention IdeaWave when you’re reserving your room for a 10% discount. Parking is included for all attendees.

The following list of talks for the 2011 conference is updated as we accept talks, so check back regularly.


Confirmed speakers so far:

A central hub for the environmental movement in Victoria
Lliam Hildebrand
A Critical Re-tooling of Current Police Deployment
Michael Russell
A new practical political paradigm
Ken Wiebe
Art and Economics of Energy
Donna Morton
Autism and Social Media
Iris Gray
Bike Project: Making Bicycles Work in an Urban Setting
Paula Johanson
Born to be Worthless: The High Value of Low Self Esteem
Kevin Solomons
Building resilient networks, online and off, in the 21st century
Janis La Couvée
Collaborative Adaptive Management is Four Learning Loops
Scott Akenhead
Creating a social media manifesto to empower and engage our youth
Beth Campbell Duke
Everyone can write a love poem in 3 minutes
Dvora Levin
Everything in Moderation: Are we entering a new Temperance Era?
Janice Mansfield
Free energy
Geoffrey Perkins
Frugal systems energy streams for a low carbon world
Brian White
Government - Empowerment over punishment
Matteus Clement
Growing leaders in our community
Beth Cougler Blom
Healthy High schools!
Tamiya Leung
How to be a Working Artist
Nicole Dieke
Humanity’s suicide intervention
Robert Charles Radford
Is disease mongering the greatest threat to public health?
Alan Cassels
Israeli-Palestinian peace - Any new ideas?
Lisa Tansey
Life on Titan
Craig Carmichael
Making friends with risk: A rewarding life-long mind set
Julia Doran
MERCURY - Listening to whales and connecting students
Steven Ness
Mobilizing the Crowd - Options for Business - Non-Profits and Governments
Paul Dombowsky
Modernizing the BC Liquor System to Benefit All
Rod Phillips
One Hundred For Haiti
Greg Bennick
‘Our Daily Bread’ What went wrong, and how we can reclaim the staff of life
Martin Barnett
Poetry, Programming Languages, and Open Source
Jennifer Murdoch
Power Wranglers: From desktop to datacenter
Josh Ryder
Privacy and Educational Technology: Risks and Benefits
Tori (Victoria) Klassen
Rabbit Project: Kimuka Primary School
Kelsey Lynne O'Gorman
Radical Self Interest
Adam Kreek
Regulating Embedded Journalism
David Bratzer
Reinventing Governance by Reinventing How We Collaborate
Jean-Daniel Cusin
Security should be for everyone
Jeff Williams
Sharks in Trouble: Consequences of Diminishing Populations
Olivia McMillan
Solar powered school lighting and computer system
Ian Soutar
Something for everyone and everyone for something…The Wayward School
Stefan Morales
Stuff You Can Only Do Thanks To Twitter
Paul Holmes
Sustainable Funding Small Scale Wind Farm
Geoff de Ruiter
The art and impact of Story Catching
Christopher Bowers
The Digital Revolution: Lessons from the Homeless
Lorraine 'raincoaster' Murphy
The future is breaking all the rules
Rose Jang
The Power of Paper
Mike Vardy
The Victoria Open Wifi project
Liam McLachlan
The Way of Improvisation (7 steps to improv)
Dave Morris
Transitioning to a Steady State Economy as a solution to the climate change
Jane Sterk
Victoria Restorative Justice Society/LifeRing Canada Secular Recovery
Gillian Lindquist — Michael Walsh
What to do When “Everything’s Been Done Before”
Samantha deVries-Hofman
What would you like to make?
Derek Jacoby
Where you come from doesn’t determine where you’ll go
Briana Vojnovich
Writing your life: Why stories matter
Yasuko Thanh
You’re a mentally ill superhero (and so am I)
Tim Lowan

We are adding a few backup speakers, in the case of no-shows, or if there is extra time at the end of each day:

Carbonless fuel - Turning energy, air and water into fuel
Michael Maloney
Career Chaos
Shawn MacDonell
The story you were never told
Jaryd Zinkewich