grey matters 2014

Conference Details






Sheraton Red Deer
Sheraton Red Deer
3310 - 50th Avenue

Featured Speakers & Presenters

Valerie Pringle

Veteran Broadcaster and Advocate

As the co-anchor of CTV’s Canada AM morning show for almost a decade, Valerie Pringle is one of Canada’s most acclaimed and best-known broadcasters. In addition to her accomplishments in the broadcasting industry, she is also well-known for her involvement with non-profit organizations and documentary work.

Other highlights:

  • Appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2006

  • Honourary fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society

  • Seven-time Gemini Award nominee

  • Co-hosted 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics



Amanda Lindhout

Kidnap Survivor, Best-selling Author and Humanitarian

As Founder and Executive Director of The Global Enrichment Foundation (GEF), Amanda Lindhout has gained international acclaim for her work supporting development and aid in Somalia – the country where she once spent 460 days as a hostage. Her award-winning humanitarian work has provided aid and education to over 300,000 people living in the war-torn country. Amanda’s story of survival in the face of lost hope illustrates the remarkable strength of the human spirit.

Amanda’s memoir, A House InThe Sky, is a New York Times bestseller and #1 bestseller in Canada.





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