David Miller headlines 2011 TEDx Toronto speakers
With TEDx Toronto just over a month away, the full speakers list for the 2011 event has just been released. Featured speakers include former Toronto mayor David Miller, Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology Ted Sargent, and Jeff Melanson, president and CEO of The Banff Centre. They, along with the other speakers listed below, will speak to theme of this year's conference, which is redefinition. That, of course, is so broad that it's unlikely to make for a coherent thread to connect the talks, but that's often the case with festival and conference themes (think of CONTACT every year). But it hardly matters. TEDx TO promises to be an engaging and intellectually stimulating event regardless of the yearly theme.
And, fortunately, there's still time left to apply to attend the 2011 event. As per TEDx rules, prospective attendees must submit an application demonstrating their interest in the conference prior to acceptance, which are due August 19th. Ultimately not everyone gets in, but for those who do, the conference is free. The key is to prove that you have something to contribute to the dialogue.
Here's the full speakers list for TEDx Toronto 2011 (with links to their bios):
TEDx Toronto is September 23rd, 10am-6pm at the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning. Applications to attend can be accessed via this link.
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