Presenter

  • Ambrose University
    Val Lieske

    Val is the Associate Director of Ambrose Arts, the Theatre, Music, Dance departments of Ambrose University. She is also the founder and Managing Artistic Director of Fire Exit Theatre which is in it's 20th season of producing live theatre in Calgary. Val works as a freelance writer, director, producer, and performer. Writing credits include; "Coffee Talk", "God’s Attention", "Past Tense", "Duty to Warn", "Sunny Side Up" and the award winning "Absence". Her first book, Crossroads Cafe’ was listed as a top-ten selling book in the Calgary Herald. Her passion is bringing innovation and storytelling into boardrooms, classrooms, and sanctuaries and good coffee.