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Comox Valley has 'ideas worth spreading' at TEDx
Comox Valley Echo December 6, 2011
Imagine Comox Valley would like to introduce you to TED, a nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading". Originally developed in 1984 as a conference to bring together people from the realms of Technology, Entertainment & Design, TED has since expanded to include community driven TEDx events.
In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxComoxValley where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxComoxValley,
TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Imagine Comox Valley is excited to host a TEDx event on Thursday, December 8th at 7: 30 pm at the North Island College campus' Stan Hagen Theatre. Topics will cover a wide range of subjects intended to foster learning and inspiration and inspire deep conversations and connections that matter. TEDx is an opportunity for community members to engage in a rich local dialogue. It is a chance to learn across disciplines and network with others; sharing your inspirations, expertise and insights.
The roster of speakers includes Ruth Masters, Sarah Seads, Pat Maddocks and Dean Addison. Feisty local icon Ruth Masters, known for her environmental activism, will share stories about her life. Sarah Seads, adventure racer and owner of the local fitness training company Equilibrium Lifestyle Management, will speak about motivation and human potential. Pat Maddocks, author of Lethal Dose: One Man's Journey Through a Phase 1 Drug Trial, will share the story of her husband's battle with cancer and speak about the Research with Respect program. Engineer, business owner and educator Dean Addison will present a talk titled, "Self Sustaining Local Decrease of Entropy". The evening will also feature a performance by internationally acclaimed classical pianist Sarah Hagen.
TEDxComox Valley is a free, public event with first-come, first-served seating. Doors open at
7: 15pm and the talks begin at 7: 30pm at which time access to the theatre will be discontinued. To find out more visit the TEDxComoxValley Facebook page http: //www.facebook.com/ TEDxComoxValley.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.
You should come, it's gonna be fun!