TEDxYYC 2011 Thursday March 31, 2011

Tomorrow (or today, depending on when you read this) is the 2011 rendition of TEDxYYC.

TEDxYYC 2011

For those familiar with the ol’ctoverdrive, you’ll know that last year I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural TEDxYYC at Karo’s Design warehouse. And while I know there is some minor controversy with the 100 person limit and also the price of the event, I am a massive proponent of the TEDxYYC program.

Last year I saw some fantastic talks; featuring some of the best minds that Calgary has to offer. From talks on suburbanization from Chris Turner to Ben Chapman’s inspiration speech (which has been featured on the main TEDxYYC site a few times); it was an inspiring day of discussion, thought provoking innovation and some great networking. I don’t think anyone who attended last year’s event came away feeling empty handed. In fact, it almost feels as those who were able to attend where able to take the vibe of innovation and creativity with them into their own life. I know for me the TEDxYYC talk was impetus for the yycApps project and also my recent decision to volunteer with Junior Achievement DC. I know of a couple more people who took what they saw that day and became even more motivated to improve their lives and their community.

So with that, I’m actually a little disappointed that I won’t be able to attend this year. But I’ll have to opportunity of watching in the comfort of my tiny DC apartment via their online streaming channel. If you’ve got some time tomorrow, you should come along for the ride.

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