The Bow Valley is a very special place. We often think that because of the surrounding wilderness and all the ways we can play in it, but it’s the people who live and play in our community that are even more special and inspiring. People who live in the Bow Valley are full of ideas. Some are experts in their field, others are people who are inspired and who share that inspiration with others. From PhDs to inventors, and from creative entrepreneurs to passionate volunteers, our community has a rich diversity of perspectives.
Tedx is all about ideas worth spreading, and that is what this event is all about. In Canmore, we are
known for thinking outside the box, for creative problem solving and setting precedent that other
communities can follow. We have stories to share that Evolve our little valley.
But we also live in “The Bow Valley Bubble”, our utopic mountain town. TEDx represents an opportunity for us to invite other creative thinkers in to our community to share their stories and perspectives, to help burst our bubble and make our community even richer.
This event is about learning – learning about our community and then going beyond that to learn about things we can’t even anticipate knowing. We want to inspire and be inspired. We want to draw from experts and amateurs alike. Everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn. TEDx Canmore aims to do both.
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.)
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED’s stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook.