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News and views from the TEDxCalgary team!

Navigators videos being released!

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Big Problems. Big Opportunities. Even Bigger Ideas!

Watch the videos from our 2018 main event, "Navigators". Held on November 3, 2018, we featured 16 speakers giving 14 amazing talks to a sold-out theatre of more than 400 participants. Whether you were there to see the talks in person, or are watching online for the first time, pick your favourite video and spread it around to friends, family, and colleagues!

View the playlist and watch other videos from past events on TEDxCalgary's YouTube channel (and yes, please subscribe!)

Get ready to share your ideas at Beakerhead!

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Ready to share some of your own powerful ideas?

The TEDxCalgary community team will be out in force at Beakerhead's 2018 "Beakernight" on September 22nd with our mobile 180Ideas video unit.

What are 180Ideas? Well, remember the famed "Speakers Corner" of music video DJ days? (Yes, we're willing to date ourselves in the name of science and ideas!)

Even if you don't, you'll get the drift pretty quickly. Find a team member carrying one of our lighted signs, and ask us where you can record some of your own impressions about the installations you've seen. What ideas have the amazing work of the Beakerhead "Makers" stimulated in you? You'll have 180 seconds (3 minutes) to record your idea(s), and share them with others through our social media channels. Whose minds can you turn around (do a "180") with your ideas?

And, who knows... your idea might just land you a further discussion with one of our curators about a future spot on our TEDxCalgary stage!




Taking Pride in Contributing to Community

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Why do we have a passion to contribute back to our community?

It's a personal choice, and often comes with the sacrifice of hard work over long hours away from family, friends, and other more relaxing pursuits. It also brings its own sense of adventure and accomplishment, especially when you have the unique opportunity of being at the forefront of finding and telling compelling stories about ideas that can truly change the way we navigate forward as humans (not to mention as Calgarians).

We're extraordinarily proud of TEDxCalgary co-founder, long-time and greatly esteemed curator, and friend Rahim Sajan – recipient of the University of Calgary's 2018 Alumni Service award. It's a very deserving recognition of his efforts on so many fronts in our community, including teaching and guiding students by day (Rahim styles himself as a professional "question asker", and has a great talent for it), serving as a University Calgary Senator, and doing all that he does for TEDxCalgary and related endeavours with our community partners like the Cumming School of Medicine.

Join us in celebrating Rahim's contributions: to us, and to many others!


A new site for Navigators!

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Been here before, but it doesn't quite look familiar?

Well, you'd be right... we've freshened up our website's design just in time for Navigators. If you were looking for a particular section that is not currently to be found, be patient! We will have everything back in place over the next several weeks.

And, take some time to head over to our Events section to check out our next upcoming event... Navigators on November 3rd, 2018! Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite.



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