We're on the cusp of releasing our first batch of speaker names this week, and it's an exciting time for all of us on the TEDxCalgary team!
Our main annual event — this year's ENGAGE: Deeply — is the culmination of countless hours of planning, from finding the right venue, scouting for speakers and reviewing nominations, coaching the speakers on their talks, and preparing the many deep and rich interactions that we've become known for over the years. For all of us on the team, this is a passion project: we LOVE ideas, and even more we enjoy the connections that come with holding an event like this for our participants (that's you!) who are equally curious about the world around us.
It's sometimes hard to remember that today holds equal parts possiblity and problem. As we constantly remind ourselves, it's a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world out there. When the U.S. military and many strategists embraced that term, it became short-hand for all the potential that the world holds, whether good or bad. Our speakers will continue to explore those factors that they see to be most crucial, matching complex societal issues with the potential ideas that can help us break through.
Above all, we seek to keep our eyes up: consciously choosing to always be curious about the events that surround us, and seeking to listen to the voices of our speakers who can help all of us gain perspective, insight, and inspiration for the future ahead. As curator of this year's event, it's humbling to engage with all of the amazing speakers who are so willing to share their intellect and ideas, and to help bring those voices to our stage on March 28th.
Be sure to join us... visit our ENGAGE: Deeply event page to register for your ticket. Speaker announcements are starting later this week!