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General News

TEDxYYC: Final Speaker Announcement!

TEDxYYC happens this Friday, so it’s time to pull back the curtain on our final speaker, performer, and host. Get ready to mix it up with these thinkers and doers: Speaker: SUNDAY OMONY, Humanitarian, plus-size model Sunday was born in Kitgum, Uganda, and moved to...

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Three More Speakers Added to the TEDxYYC Lineup

A pioneer of the global sustainability movement, an outspoken city planner, and a crusader for hope announced as new additions to the TEDxYYC 2013 lineup. Former Calgary oil executive and pioneer in the global sustainability movement Maurice Strong; the outspoken head...

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Thank you!

A month after the TEDxYYC event, we're still truly in awe of what took place on May 25th. We were certainly not alone in making this event happen, and from start to finish, we owe our volunteers, our sponsors, our community partners, our attendees, and lastly, our...

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TEDxYYC iPhone App Now Available

With a stacked line-up of locally and internationally renown speakers, a venue that has yet to be opened to the public, and an amazing mix of food and culture, we're already sure that TEDxYYC 2012 will be a remarkable experience for attendees. But, are you ready to...

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Get to know your speakers: Dr. Arpad Vass

TEDxYYC 2012 is approaching at breakneck speed, and we thought it was about time you got a little more acquainted with your speakers before May 25th. Dr. Arpad Vass is a senior research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. In addition to being on...

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TED Prize 2012: The City 2.0

Awarded since 2005, the TED Prize is designed to leverage the TED community’s exceptional array of talent and resources. It is awarded annually to an exceptional individual who receives $100,000 and, much more important, “One Wish to Change the World.” After several...

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Using TED Conversations in the Classroom

TED Conversations are becoming an extremely popular tool used for teachers in the classroom. If you remember our last Video Pick, we heard from a Calgary based teacher already using TED talks in the classroom. Last week, TED.com featured a post from TED Fellow Nina...

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TEDx Around Town

The TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. In Calgary, and province-wide, we're fortunate to have so many individuals committed to organzing...

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TEDActive 2012: Full Spectrum

The TEDxYYC committee was fortunate to have two members attend the TEDActive conference from Feb. 26 to March 2, that "brought together innovative doers and thinkers to soak up remarkable ideas – and in a voice uniquely theirs, reflect them out to the world." -...

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Friday Video Picks

TED Video Pick’s are a new feature on TEDxYYC.com. Every Friday, we’ll post a fresh pick of a TED or TEDx talk. You’ll see picks from each of our committee members - as well as your own choices too! That's right, we're taking submissions. Is there a particular TED...

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5 Characteristics of Innovative Communities

TEDxYYC committee member, Jasmine Antonick, on nurturing innovative communities: I work in one of the world’s most innovative hubs: Silicon Valley…. I count myself among many lucky people to be surrounded by brainy creatives day in and day out… These people introduced...

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Rocket Man

Canadian astronaut and U of C engineering alumni Robert Thirsk recently returned to Calgary to pick up a degree awarded to him while he orbited the planet.

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