Jennifer Chan is a facilitator, designer and provocateur. Jenn is a designerly mind bringing her skills of convening and connecting ideas to education and city-building. Jenn is known for taking ideas and turning them in to large endeavours starting with being the Founder of Exhibit Change. She is a natural idea generator and could easily talk your ear off about a variety of topics. Jenn navigates the intersection of designing spaces, thinking deeply about how we learn, and being a process thinker who can make stuff happen. Jenn initiates every project with an inquiring mind and continues to provoke by asking why the whole way through www.exhibit-change.com
Chris Corrigan is a global steward of the Art of Hosting. For 20 years he has worked with organizations and communities in North America and beyond to help address complexity using dialogue and participatory leadership processes. He blogs and collects resources at www.chriscorrigan.com
Rachel Caroline Derrah is serial collaborator in community design. A serial collaborator, Rachel acts on her passion: helping others act on their passion. Social entrepreneur to the core, she develops creative engagement projects from rural New Brunswick to Halifax to the UK. Using public art and public space to spark ideas, Rachel experiments, co-creates and produces large scale, multistakeholders projects such as 4 Days: Better City LAB – an “unconference” and idea-launchpad for a Better City, Better Life in Halifax. Graduate of Dalhousie University’s Community Design program, Rachel has extended her learnings with training in the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter from leading thinkers in Nova Scotia, Denmark and Sweden. www.thecolab.info/
Sophia Horwitz is a community catalyst & innovation facilitator. A weaver of relationships, Sophia builds trust between disparate parties, her specialty lies in facilitation, strategic planning, and cross-cultural communication. She has completed an international trans-disciplinary Masters in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability. Her passion for a more equitable and engaged world drives her to pursue holistic projects that foster local co-action and a global systems thinking perspective. www.thecolab.info/
Violetta Ilkiw experiments with emergence and ways to implement wide-scale social innovation. She has facilitated organizational change & participatory decision-making processes, and loves using Art of Hosting as a approach that creates conditions for deeply authentic conversations. Violetta is currently diving into a study of Deep Democracy through a Masters in Conflict Facilitation and Organizational Change at the Process Work Institute.
Satsuko Van Antwerp is the Manager of Social Innovation at Social Innovation Generation (SiG), where she co-creates with lab practitioners to create legitimacy and structure for the nascent field of laboratories for social change. Satsuko holds an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship and is an avid blogger about social innovation and systemic change. www.thinkthrice.ca.