IV16 SPEAKER: Kelly ‘Claire’ Berge

Kelly is a single mother of one amazing 8-year-old boy and is a Vocational Counselor working with Persons with Diversabilities in the employment sector. She loves working with these wonderfully diverse individuals to help them find meaningful and gainful employment. She has had a passion that has been with her since her first living memory Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Maarten Meerman

Maarten Meerman has been designing high-tech satellites, space missions, and orbital trajectories around the world for over 25 years. To balance this he enjoys working with wood and refining his woodturning skills. By combining design precision with the discovery that what every new piece of wood brings, he creates custom solutions to problems you didn’t Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Inder Nirwan

Inder is a versatile filmmaker based out of Vancouver that has been using his talents to raise awareness on issues locally and around the world. As an alumni of Vancouver Film School, Inder has been an active participant in the local film community both personally and professionally. In his spare time, Inder is producing a Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Tristan Underwood

As recently seen on Canada’s Got Talent and The Steve Harvey Show, Tristan first picked up a sport kite when he was just 4 years old at Long Beach, WA. Now at the age of 20, he has traveled the world performing, sharing and teaching to countries such as India and China.Tristan has won multiple Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Gaby Eirew

Gaby Eirew is Director of RecordMeNow Society.(www.Recordmenow.org) When she was young, she wanted to be a hospital. When she was 12, she did a 20 km sponsored cartwheel with 3 friends. She is the only known person to speak on a mobile phone while running an entire marathon for which she did not train. Gaby Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Lisa Charleyboy

Lisa Charleyboy is a First Nations (Tsilhqot’in) writer and social entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of Urban Native Magazine, which focuses on pop culture with an Indigenous twist. She writes, and also does appearances on radio shows and T.V. interviews to promote her magazine and give her opinion on current Aboriginal issues in Canada. Charleyboy Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Tom Carter

Vancouver artist Tom Carter paints and studies a Vancouver that is both long gone and eternally under the surface. He paints rain soaked urban landscapes in acrylic that evoke the smell of coal smoke on the salt air of False Creek, the rattle of streetcars against the rumble of the sawmills. Even though this particular Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Dusty Hagerud

Dusty has been obsessed with the animated object from birth. Growing up with Jim Henson on the screen, no one could ask for a better influence to pave the way to become creative director and founder of Color Sound Lab, Puppet Designers & Fabricators. He has been performing, illustrating, designing and fabricating in Puppetry for Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Vi An Diep

Vi An is a self-taught, independent world-music recording artist and intuitive improviser who specializes on long-plucked zither instruments from Vietnam, China and Japan. Vi An (pronounced ~ vee – an) who was born outside of Saigon, Vietnam, immigrated with her family to Calgary, Alberta at age 5. She first encountered the Chinese – zheng (jiun) Read More…

IV16 SPEAKER: Vanessa Richards

She is fascinated by how stories can be developed across creative platforms, and shared. She loves collaborating with groups and supporting individuals and organizations to create inventive, meaningful and beautiful projects. As a performer she has worked in music, film, television, and theatre. As an artistic director she’s devised public celebrations and arts education programmes Read More…