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With TEDxKanata fast approaching, we are thrilled to announce our first speaker: Melanie Coulson. Inspired by the Hopi American Indian Proverb, ‘Those who tell the stories rule the world’, Melanie’s passion lies in telling fascinating stories on multiple platforms and connecting with people.

As the Director of Content and Engagement at Canada 2020, Melanie has turned this passion into a career, leading the independent, progressive think thank’s content creation and social media initiatives. She is also a digital communications instructor at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication focusing on social media and storytelling in the digital age.

Before moving to communications and content marketing, Melanie spent the previous 16 years as an award-winning, senior-level journalist leading digital news initiatives in major newsrooms across the country. She was a Michener-Deacon Fellow for journalism education and, as a journalist-in-residence at Carleton University, she researched audience engagement.

As a proud Kanata resident, Melanie says she can’t imagine life anywhere else.

Be sure to follow Melanie on Twitter (@mel_coulson) to follow her journey as she prepares to take our stage!

Interested in finding out what Melanie’s take is on our theme ‘The Next 150: Driving Change’? Apply now for your chance to attend TEDxKanata, taking place March 9th at the Brookstreet Hotel.

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