Good news for those of you out there who love watching TEDxTalks online or on the television screen and have always dreamed of watching it live! Well, your dreams are about to come true because on September 21, 2013,TEDxTalks is coming to Simon Fraser University for their third annual conference.
“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.”
The much-anticipated TEDxSFU conference will take place on:
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Held at the newly renovated SFU Theatre near Convocation Mall at Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus
Theme : Make It Yours.
With Make It Yours, opportunities for designing one’s own path through innovations in technology, entertainment, and design are discussed. No longer than 18 minutes in length, speakers will tell their stories of actively cultivating their passions, while empowering the audience to succeed in tangible strides.
Those interested in attending the third annual conference would need to submit an application before August 16, 2013 at www.tedxsfu.com.
Applicants are not required to have a previous relationship with Simon Fraser University and are not required to be students.
This year, 10 outstanding speakers will take the stage and among them are:
John Nightingale, CEO and President of the Vancouver Aquarium
Leigh Boyle, Founder of the Lipstick Project
Past Speakers (2012) include ;
John Furlong, CEO of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Committee, and Riaz Meghji, co-host of Breakfast Television on CityTV.
To learn more about the attendee application process and confirmed speakers, please visit www.tedxsfu.com.
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