Saskatoon, SK

The TEDxSaskatoon core organizing committee is made up of a group of passionate volunteers from a variety of disciplines who have come together to further the TED mission of giving voice to ideas worth spreading in our community. We comb the vibrant Saskatoon hotbed of creativity, technology, education and innovation to bring you remarkable speakers with powerful ideas relevant to our city. TEDxSaskatoon continues to be completely volunteer run and supported by many generous community-minded companies and organizations.

We are thrilled to confirm that our 2015 committee leads and organizing team have been locked and loaded for this year. Learn more about the team behind TEDxSaskatoon below.

John Costa


An IT geek at heart. John has been in the technology field since he first took apart the family vacuum. Having first cut his teeth on the punch card computers and the TRS-80 (look it up, it’s a damn old computer), he has moved on to management and has realized the real power is in people. With almost 20 years of technology experience, John has a passion for technology and an even greater passion for open concepts, and advocating for an open and free internet. When not working, John spends time with his wife and three kids.


Alisha Edgelow

Sponsorship Director

Alisha is a motivated and creative communication professional with a passion for building relationships, connecting people and driving results. She’s looking forward to directing sponsorship efforts for TedxSaskatoon. Send her a note if you’d like to get involved! She is the senior communications officer at CBC Saskatchewan.

Angela Hill

Speaker Director


Angela loves to travel and to get to know a new country, the people and the way of life there – then share it though photography and reporting. She is also a board member for AIDS Saskatoon and Hope for Malawi. Angela is the news director at News Talk 650 CKOM, where she gets to share her passion for storytelling.

Steeg Holmes

Steeg is a Saskatoon based Investment Advisor for CIBC Wood Gundy. He and his family love spending time at the lake and travelling.  He is happy to be involved in TEDx and able to work along with such a great committee which is supported by amazing sponsors and volunteers.

Katrina German

Communications Director


A social entrepreneur and social media strategist, Katrina works with groups across Canada and the US to help them tell the stories. Katrina is the cofounder and CEO of www.OneStory.com, an easy way to create and share video interviews.

Andrea Lauder

Volunteer Director


Andrea brings a passion for building community relationships and connecting with others. She is an aspiring violinist, avid sports fan (CFL and curling!), IABC Saskatoon board member and avid traveler. Andrea is the communications manager with Saskatchewan Pulse Growers.

Ryan Lejbak

Ryan Lejbak’s roots stem from a farming family in Saskatchewan. He has worked with his business partner Tony Zuck to build zu, one of the largest web agencies in western Canada. p.s. He loves animals, coaching Huskie football, indie rock, swimming, rocking out and traveling.

Molly Seaton-Fast

Project Coordinator


Molly is a marketing professional with a passion for social change, community development, and visual arts. In 2011, she helped organize TEDxUofS: The Wisdom of Change, with a group of like-minded university students. With strengths in communications and event planning, she is excited to be applying these as part of the committee for TEDxSaskatoon 2015! She is the administration and marketing coordinator at zu.

Elise Truscott

Logistics Director
Elise has a passion for traveling, swimming and hiking having completed a 24 day trek to Mount Everest Base Camp and the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. She is a human resources professional at Federated Co-operatives Limited.

Tanya Turner

Communications Director


Tanya is an award-winning communication professional working in higher ed. She is passionate about community, connections and clarity. She is the web content editor at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.