TEDActive 2012 Full Spectrum
I am SUPER DUPER EXCITED to share that my application was accepted and I will be heading to Palm Springs in California towards the end of February to attend TEDActive 2012 Full Spectrum.
I have been a TED fan for a number of years now, and having been involved with planning TEDxWaterloo, TEDxAlAin and TEDxUW held at the University of Waterloo recently, attending TEDActive will prove to be a dream come true as well as a huge opportunity to connect with and learn from the TED speakers, TEDx organizers and TEDActive delegates in attendance.
I look forward to bringing the inspiration and passion of TED back to the Waterloo Region as well as to the University of Waterloo, especially with TEDxWaterloo 2012: DIS CONNECTED taking place shortly thereafter on March 21 at the Centre in the Square.
As for TEDxUW 2012, very BIG things are on the horizon…
Over the next two months, I will be planning the logistics of my trip as well as drumming up community support and sponsorship to help me out from a financial standpoint as attending TEDActive does not come cheap. If you would like to help out, feel free to drop me a line and I would be happy to take you out for coffee to discuss this in a more in-depth manner.
In the meantime, I am just going to take a moment to sit back and let all of this sink in, before picking up my pen and notebook, of course, and scheming ideas with the intent of bringing to life projects designed to create a better world.
Will definitely be aiming for the stars on this one, giving my mind permission to travel as far as my imagination will allow.
TEDActive is an opportunity to let your mind travel the world of ideas while watching the live-hosted TED2012 program in a comfortable, customizable space. When the talks are over, your conversations with other passionate people begin — a chance to engage in inspiring discussions and projects.
Whatever you’ve been meaning to build, or learn to build, you can. Innovation happens when you tinker, explore and play. These opportunities awaken latent creativity and let you rediscover the joy of making something with your own hands. Attendees can sign up for workshops to learn to use the tools in these spaces or dig in and share skills by leading their own workshops. Think bike repair, hacking, sculpting in cardboard, 3D printing, homebrewing beer and more.
Included in the TEDActive mix are TED leaders from around the world who are helping to foster TED’s mission of spreading ideas: Volunteer translators, independent TEDx event organizers, rock-star TED Prize wish contributors and spectacular past TED Fellows. Special events create opportunities for these community members to meet face-to-face and exchange best practices.
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