If you haven’t heard of TED.com, it’s about time you have. It’s like finding an info desk at a vast library where you can be introduced personally to some of the incredible ideas percolating in our global culture.
TED talks are just an introduction though. They aren’t the meat. They don’t feed you. They only show you possibilities of the human imagination and spirit. Only by taking the path ourselves do we fulfill the promise of listening to a TED talk.
TEDx Talks, an independently run version of TED, is coming to Calgary in the form of TEDxCalgary on June 4th. We’re bringing together some thinkers and doers who are playing on the edges of society. All from very different disciplines, but they all share a hope is for a better, stronger civil society.
I have the privilege of directing the video production crew and the stage design for this event as well as setting up a space for an in-depth interview with a few of the speakers. My hope is that these speakers, these ideas will find a home in people seeking to build a better community.
I wish we could have invited the whole city to the event, but even if you can’t make it the actual event at the Glenbow, you can connect with us online. All the videos will be posted for free, and the possibility to connect is unlimited.