January 20, 2017: Accepting Speakers

SAVE THE DATE: JANUARY 20, 2017

We are well underway in the planning of the JANUARY 20, 2017 TEDx Canmore event. We have great things planned for this season’s event. The theme is ON THE EDGE OF THE WILD.

We define this as:

THE WILD NATURE OF HUMAN BEINGS AND HOW WE ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO OVERCOME THAT NATURE: SOMETIMES WITH SUCCESS AND SOMETIMES WITHOUT.

Being on the Edge of the Wild is about how we have tamed our wild nature and explored it through adventure in the outdoors, through being creative in our life with art, performance and sculpture. How the world is more and more digital, automated in every way but yet we are all still wild at heart and are really only steps from where we were at the start of evolution. This can mean that we are facilitating creation of new inventions, going to space, overcoming the challenges nature throws at us and psychologically how we deal with our wild tendencies in today’s world.

We have great things in store but as with all wild things they need some nurturing too. We are currently accepting SPEAKER APPLICATIONS and looking for SPONSORS to make this event possible. The sharing of experiences, ideas and innovations is what makes us human.

Mark the date in your calendar and find your wild with TEDx Canmore!


By Suzy Rounce, TEDx Canmore marketing team, Switchback Creative

Comments (2)

  1. Evan Weselake Reply

    Sep 28, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Jan 20 is an anniversary.
    Jan 20 2003 was one of the biggest avalanche accidents in Canada, and i am one of the survivors. One of two full burials who survived. While buried, i overcame fear (but not fear of death), and as both an ultra-endurance athlete and graduate student of sport pysch I have learned about instincts, things we are wired to do and common responses to high pressure situations. These include Self Preservation, Bias for Action, Generalization, and many others. Some serve us well, and others harm us.
    I do not have a clear concise narrative, but i think there is a kernel here of overcoming instinct in the moment, or how we perform under pressure, and happy to discuss what would marry up with your theme.

    Please let me know how we could move forward. I am open to talking in person to help you determine a possible fit for your TEDx event.

    As a side note, i’ve been a speaker coach for TEDxCalgary and understand the immense work that goes into each Talk, and the event as a whole. You can rest assured I would take this seriously, and you would get one of the best Talks of my life. So far 😉

  2. Mike petroff Reply

    Oct 26, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Hello. Am local singer/ songwriter interested in performing at Ted X. More details available if needed please contact me! In anticipation of your response, Mike Petroff. Thank you.

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