Community Knowledge Exchange logo and Vancouver City Skyline

Community Knowledge Exchange

On Tuesday, November 22nd Neil Squire Society Director of Developemnt, Chad Leaman, will be one of seven speakers at the Community Knowledge Exchange (CKX) City Series: Vancouver (new window) at Science World.

Community Knowledge Exchange logo and Vancouver City Skyline

The goal of the CKX City Series is to spark fundamental shifts in how we build and share knowledge in the pursuit of social change.

Chad will be presenting as one of seven “Shift Disturbers,” people the website describes as “more than just experts in their field or talking heads behind a podium. They’re curious. Innovative. Maybe even rebellious. Their ideas, work and results are busting through the status quo and leading to real change in their communities.”

Each speaker has six minutes to talk about what they’re doing for social change. Chad will talk about connecting makers, student groups and other skilled volunteers to those in need, and to remove barriers to social inclusion.

It will also give Chad an opportunity to share the stage with the Vancouver Foundation (new window), a community partner of the event, who have been tremendously supportive of the Neil Squire Society’s efforts in British Columbia. Vancouver Foundation are helping us put not only the LipSync into people’s lives, but also other emerging open source assistive technology hardware. They’re a key supporter of our work and growing our outreach, so we’re excited that Chad will be sharing the stage with them.

Vancouver Foundation Logo

The Vancouver Foundation has been a longtime supporter of the Neil Squire Society, and are continuing in supporting our mission to connect maker communities to people with disabilities.

Interested in attending? Tickets are still available — $35 in advance and $40 at the door — and includes a drink and snacks. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The first “Shift Disturber” begins at 7:00pm. Learn more here (new window).