Rob LeLacheur: Co-Chair

Rob is a great supporter of St. Albert, the Botanical Arts city. Having lived here most of his life, he and his wife Kim along with their 3 children are happy to call St. Albert home.

He is the owner/publisher of St. Albert's weekly newspaper the St. Albert Leader. He is also the current Chair of the Brand Leadership team for the city of St. Albert and sits on the economic advisory committee SAEDAC. He was President of the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce in 2008.

He is very excited to be involved in the first TEDxStAlbert event and is looking forward to building it into a very successful yearly event and more in the future.

Gilles Prefontaine: Co-Chair

Gilles Prefontaine is a business strategist, advisor and agent of organizational change. In addition to his day job, Gilles holds several 'not-so-secret' identities such as the Chair of St. Albert Economic Development Advisory Committee, the Vice-Chair of Junior Achievement of Albert and NWT, Director of the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce and Youth Program Director of the St. Albert Soccer Association.

Born and raised in Canada, Gilles spends his downtime in the Botanical Arts City with his wonderful wife Jaylene raising a sports lawyer, celebrity gourmand, and a little princess Fiona.


Contact Hosts

Rob LeLacheur email

Gilles Prefontaine email

Press & Media

All press requests should be sent to Gilles Prefontaine who is the spokesperson for TEDxStAlbert. Please note that TEDx event organizers are not able to speak for the TED Conference. Any inquiry regarding TED should be sent to:

Melody Serafino
TEDx Media Liaison

While we appreciate any coverage, we kindly ask that all journalists and/or bloggers be respectful of the difference between the TED and TEDx brands. Please note that the 'x' in 'TEDx' stands for "independently organized events." Any headline or text which implies "TED" is coming to St. Albert is misleading. For more information on TED and TEDx, please click here.