Ed Talks 2016 was a huge success! Hosted by the Young Builders Group and held at the Hotel MacDonald, the event had well over 130 attendees. First Call Energy was this year’s presenting sponsor and we’re proud to team up with an organization that promotes the development of future leaders in the construction industry.  

Ed Talks is modelled after the now famous TED Talks. This year’s leading experts ranged from a variety of backgrounds, including the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Eskimos, Mosaic Family of Companies, Alberta School of Business, and Clark Builders. Each speaker was given 20 minutes (plus a period for Q&A) to educate the audience on their ideas and perspectives. Some of the topics included marketing and personal branding, leadership, employee engagement, and how Edmonton has decreased its carbon footprint.

Ed Talks also featured a game worn Dexter McCoil jersey which was raffled at the event. The raffle ended up earning over $800 and all of the proceeds went to Kids Up Front. Founded in 2003, the organization gives disadvantaged children and their families access to sports, arts, and entertainment events in the community. If you would like to put an unused ticket to good use or would like to make a financial contribution, go to their Donate page today.  

In addition to the raffle, we’re proud to announce that we will be giving 1% of our revenues for the month of May to Kids Up Front. Together, we can give kids and their families the ability to enjoy local games and events and give them a once in a lifetime experience.