Humans have always pushed the boundaries... without our doing so, much of our modern world and the ideas within it would still be unknown to us.
Our fifth TEDxCalgary event on June 4th brought you the stories of many modern explorers. In their own ways, they're exploring the frontiers of ideas and actions that help us to better understand and work with the complex systems that surround us: agriculture and food, education, medicine, global conflict, leadership and collaboration, and others.
TEDxCalgary 2011: Breaking Through was as much about the perseverance and discipline of making profound breakthroughs in thought and action as it was about the discovery itself. Our speakers have visited many of the frontiers in their fields, and brought back their perspectives on a crucial dimension of moving forward toward the future: grappling with and improving the many systems within which we live day-to-day. We hope that they opened your mind to the possibilities of change that they've helped to bring about through their own efforts. More importantly, they gave you a chance to take up the challenge of their work and make your own even more powerful discoveries. Visit our event page to learn more.