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Mediate BC's 2021 Reception

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It has been another year of adapting to changes! With the many shifts and reinventions, we are also reimagining our annual Reception to celebrate our Conflict Resolution community and the many friends and collaborators who have collectively made a difference to those we serve.

Please join us online on October 20, 2021 from 6-8pm PST for a chance to connect with colleagues and celebrate our 2021 Susanna Jani Award winner!

Wait, isn’t that when…?

… the Northwest Collaborative Futures Conference is having its Opening Night Presentation? You bet! This year's reception is happening in conjunction with the Conference presented by our amazing collaborators: Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC), CoRe Conflict Resolution Society, the Washington State Bar Association’s Section of Alternative Dispute Resolution (WSBA ADR) and Mediate BC will be hosting the breakout room mingle. This means that you’ll also get to hear from the Conference’s keynote speaker, Tahmoh Penikett!


6:00-6:55 pm – Online Reception & Virtual Mingle 

Join us on Zoom to hear a few words from our Board Chair Julie Daum and watch the presentation of the Susanna Jani Award in Supporting Excellence in Mediation. Feel free to have a favo(u)rite beverage (and snacks!) on hand to salute the award recipient! You will then be able to move around between breakout rooms where you’ll connect with old friends and new to mingle with colleagues up and down the West Coast of Canada and the US!

Register for Mingle

7:00-8:00 pm – Northwest Collaborative Futures Conference Opening Night Presentation

We'll ask everyone to switch to a different Zoom link to hear from the Conference keynote speaker Tahmoh Penikett. We are excited and hono(u)red to have Tahmoh  join us to share reflections on his own experiences with the impacts of artificial borders and to stimulate reflection and conversation.

Register for Presentation

About the Keynote Speaker 

Tahmoh Penikett is an actor especially recognized for his roles in many genre TV series. Born in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, Tahmoh is of the Tanana people. They are his blood relations and family. He has a strong connection and is extremely devoted to his family with whom he spends time whenever possible. He has a strong connection to Tanana traditions and love of storytelling.

Before landing his role on the award-winning Battlestar Galactica as Karl ‘Helo’ Agathon, Tahmoh starred in the final season of the critically acclaimed Canadian series The Cold Squad. His performance on that series earned him a LEO Award nomination. He was also nominated for a LEO for his lead role in the miniseries Riverworld for Syfy. After Battlestar Galactica, Tahmoh starred in Dollhouse (created by Joss Whedon). He has guest-starred on a variety of series, including recurring guest roles on such shows as Taken, Altered Carbon, Castle, Supernatural, Strange Empire, The Killing, Bomb Girls, and Incorporated. He starred with Diane Neal on the MOW Practice to Deceive for Lifetime.

Tahmoh's recent feature films include Last Victim with Ali Larter and 2 Hearts with Kari Matchett. His short film Kiri and The Dead Girl will debut at the Vancouver Film Festival. Coming out next, Tahmoh stars in the comedy feature Rehab. Other notable feature credits are Painkillers, Man of Steel and The Hostage which Tahmoh starred in and produced.

In his spare time, Tahmoh enjoys a variety of athletic pursuits including competitive kickboxing.

Ok, I'm in!

Register for Mingle

Register for Presentation

All registrants will receive an email before the event containing links for the mingle and presentation sessions.


Photo Collage includes photos from Mediate BC's 2020 Reception, approved photo from Tahmoh Penikett and the snacks platter by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

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