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University of Lethbridge holding TEDx speaker event in January

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The University of Lethbridge is looking for presenters for its first-ever TEDx speaker event.

The theme of the event is “I am Still Learning”.

Kathleen Massey, the University’s associate vice-president of students, says they’re excited to be presenting their first TEDx event and hope to find a diverse group of people who can stretch the envelope on this theme and spark some great conversations.

Applications for speakers will be accepted until next Wednesday, November 20th on the U of L’s web site at this link: TEDx ULeth

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The U of L’s first TEDx event will be held on January 25th, 2020.

The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED is organized by community volunteers and aimed at creating dialogue as well as giving people a forum to share their passions, ideas and experiences.

Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on TED.com and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.

(With files from U of L)

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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