Conference keynote speaker Tahmoh Penikett will join us to share reflections on his own experiences with the impacts of artificial borders and to stimulate reflection and conversation.
Tahmoh Penikett is an actor especially recognised 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.