Laurier's Brantford campus
Laurier Brantfords to host live stream of TEDxWaterloo - Thursday, March 3
On Thursday, March 3, Laurier Brantford will be be hosting a live stream of the 12 speakers and four TEDtalks of TEDxWaterloo. Come to the Read Lounge (CB100) - Carnegie Building, 73 George Street - between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. to take part in a unique experience!
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
What Is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDxWaterloo, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxWaterloo event, 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.
Check out the website: http://www.tedxwaterloo.com/tedxwaterloo-2011/
This year's TEDxWaterloo speakers include renowned neurologist Roberta Bondar; the youngest Canadian ever to climb Mount Everest, Jean-Francois Carrey; and the most successful marathon swimmer in the history of the sport, Vicki Keith, to name a few. For more information, visit the TEDxWaterloo website.
Brought to you by the President's Innovation Seed Fund.