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Tadeu (Ted) Meira

Lead Organizer

Internationally educated tax lawyer with +10 years of experience in the insurance industry leading agile and traditional project teams, optimizing internal processes and developing new products. Currently enrolled at the University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied and Continuing Education - PACE, completing a Project Management full-time program. Inspired by meaningful ideas, and passionate about giving presentations; he is really proud to lead the team of organizers this year.

Abigail Henry

Co-Lead Organizer

Abigail is working towards her Bachelor of Business Administration degree at University of Winnipeg. She also works as a Program Manager, in Human Resources, at an insurance company. She is very excited to be on the organizing committee for Tedx University of Winnipeg. She brings her knowledge of internal communications, organizing, marketing and innovative thinking to the team. She look forward to the road ahead and commit to helping create an event worth waiting for!

Ayush Puri

Communications Coordinator

Ayush is currently a Public Relations student at The University of Winnipeg PACE. Ayush strongly believes in the thought that “Strong determination can lead to any change, you just have to believe in yourself”. TEDx talks spread ideas that bring change in the community at large. Ayush believes this event will motivate people to do the same.

Alyssa Gallano

Communications Coordinator

Alyssa Gallano is a Communications Coordinator at Tedx UWinnipeg with a passion for media and communications. Previously, Alyssa worked as a Student Ambassador at the University of Winnipeg, assisting prospective students and their families through informative campus tours and proudly represented the UWinnipeg community. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg with a degree in Developmental Studies.

Kushagra Trivedi

Web Developer

Kushagra is currently pursuing Master's in Applied Computer Science program at University of Winnipeg. He's diverse, opinionated, socially aware but also recognizes the importance of giving back to the community. He believes that the power of ideas can change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. He hopes that TEDx Talks at UofW will make community grow together and enhance innovation within community and eventually throughout the world. He contributes his Web developing and DevOps skills to the team.

Douglas Kimani

Sponsorship and Finance Coordinator

Douglas Kimani is enrolled in the industry-driven graduate program - Master in Management (MiM) with a specialization in Technology, Innovation and Operations at the University of Winnipeg. He is passionate about developing and implementing human and business solutions through innovation and aligning People, Process and Technology. He believes in TED's missions of spreading powerful innovative ideas to effect change for the betterment of humanity and is excited to be involved in TEDx University of Winnipeg which will provide a platform to amplify different ideas and voices for the local community.



Past Organizers


Mohamed Behi

Co-Lead organizer

Mohamed Behi is enrolled in the Integrated Education Program at the University of Winnipeg. He believes in TED's missions of spreading powerful innovative ideas to effect change for the betterment of humanity. He hopes that the free knowledge promoted by this locally organized TED talks at the UofW will inspire community participants to engage with one another & share new ideas. He is thrilled to be part of TEDx University of Winnipeg team and proud to serve our 4th annual event as Lead Organizer.

Laila Mirza

Co-Lead organizer

Laila Mirza is an Asper School of Business graduate from The University of Manitoba with event management and public relations experience. Laila strongly believes in expanding one's perception of the world though continuous acquisition of knowledge. This is why she is passionate about our events, as she believes they are influential and provide a global platform for local minds.