Edmonton’s first-ever E-town Festival came alive in a meeting of ideas this past September 12 and 13 at the Shaw Conference Centre. The festival launched with a keynote address from former commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield, who shared some of his most memorable experiences from his time outside the safety of Earth’s atmosphere. Hadfield signed-off with an impromptu solo guitar-and-vocal performance of the Barenaked Ladies’ “If I Had $1000000.”
Following the address, the nearly 900 entrepreneurial-minded folk in attendance mixed, mingled and networked over a dinner supplied by some of the city’s food trucks, including the Food Fighter and Bully, among others. Afterward, Hadfield again took the stage to perform with the Juno award-winning Barenaked Ladies. 1. Julianna Veldtman and Jodi Tychkowsky 2. Cindy Fulton and Chris Curtola 3. Margo Long and Puneeta Sandhu 4. Sean Lazarowich and Amy Brohman 5. Jewel Buksa and Tom Wilson 6. Jolene Volpe and Tony Bright 7. Ray Turner and Jeff Calibaba 8. Andrea Willson and Shane Kelly 9. Vickie Laliotis and Naomi Brierley 10. Carlie Persson, Armando Pinedo and Jasmine Konsorada
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