2019 Speakers


2019 Speakers


Hosted in Peace River, AB on January 19th, 2018.





Alpesh H. Patel


Alpesh H. Patel is an award winning Global Entrepreneur and Author.

He has been featured in more than 50 media outlets including CNN, CNBC, BBC, Forbes, GQ, and Huffington Post.  Alpesh was Founder and CEO of Mi-Fone,  Africa’s first handheld mobile device and tech start -up.  Alpesh understands the “dark side” of entrepreneurship.  “If you don’t have your own skin in the game, you will never have accountability.”






Lindsey McNeil


Currently completing a Master of Arts in Holocaust & Genocide Studies through Stockton University in New Jersey, Lindsey McNeil is passionate about human rights, and the preservation of Holocaust History. Lindsey has had the opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic and Germany as part of an intensive field study trip at a former Nazi ghetto and recently began a partnership with the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Centre in Philadelphia to interview  and record survivor testimonials.

Chocolate in Auschwitz draws on Lindsey’s experiences in Holocaust education to share with the audience a story of loss, survival and what it truly means to be an ambassador of truth.




China Sieger


China Sieger is on a mission to realize the potential of restorative communities as far as she can reach within and beyond the valley of Peace River, Alberta.  China is the Program Coordinator for Peace Regional Restorative Justice (PRRJ), a community-based restorative justice organization.  Together with a dedicated team of community volunteers, China has led the development of PRRJ since its inception in late 2015.  She has nine years experience as a restorative justice facilitator and holds a Restorative Justice Certificate from Simon Fraser University.  China sits on the Alberta Restorative Justice Association Board of Directors and is a licensed trainer of restorative conferences with the International Institute for Restorative Practices.