How do we ENGAGE: Connected?

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As current news reports are constantly reminding us, our journey with COVID-19 is far from over.

Many of us are likely tired of living through a major historical event and continally unprecedented (modern) times. The urge to get back to "normal" is strong, even though we don't know what that will mean for us going forward, or when it will happen.

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Important Event Updates for Fall 2020

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It has been a tumultuous year for our events, but we've got a great line-up coming in Fall 2020!

TEDxCountdown in YYC

It all begins with TEDxCountdown in YYC on October 14 from 7-9 p.m, where we're collaborating with our colleagues at TEDxYYC and TEDxYouth@VictoriaPark plus the great folks at Calgary Climate Hub to present an evening of content drawn from the TED Countdown event occurring on October 10th. Together, we'll be curating a special selection of talks from the more than 50 speakers taking part in TED Countdown, and combining the talks with a superb panel of local experts to add context. Above all, we'll all be focused on getting your thoughts about how and where we can accelerate our journey to a low-carbon future by 2030.

» Learn more and get registered!

 

ENGAGE: Connected

For TEDxCalgary, we're pivoting to a series of smaller all-virtual events for Fall 2020 and Winter/Spring 2021. That starts with ENGAGE: Connected on November 18 from 7-9 p.m., which will be an evening of LIVE talks and deep discussions among participants on how our process of connecting has changed (or not), and how we can do it even more effectively going forward. We'll be featuring some of the amazing speakers who were lined up for our planned in-person event, and recording and streaming their talks from our partner space at WeWork in Calgary. As with all of our events, a big part of the event will be engaging you -- our valued participants -- in discussions about the talks.

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Update on ENGAGE: Deeply Postponement

Sadly, the continuing saga of COVID means that we still can't meet safely in larger gatherings. With great regret, this has forced us to indefinitely postpone our planned 10th Anniverary ENGAGE: Deeply, which already had been postponed from its original March 28 date to October 31. As no one knows when current restrictions will lift, we've decided to cancel the event listing and refund all current ticket holders over the coming days.

The core reason for doing so was the realization that the event just wouldn't be the same if it weren't in person, and held at a suitable scale. Above all, cancelling was an intentional decision to not put anyone at risk when we don't need to: October 31 should be spooky mask-wearing fun for an entirely different set of reasons!

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November 18, 2020 Past Events

ENGAGE: Connected [2020]

We're still forced to be physically distanced by COVID, but that doesn't stop us from being connected around great ideas!

Sharing ideas that matter is actually even more important now than ever, and our ENGAGE: Connected event gave us an opportunity to explore ways we can do that until we get a chance to get back together in larger groups.

The videos are now released, so check them out below!

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Dr. Rupinder Toor--Empowering Women

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Dr. Rupinder Toor is a medical doctor who is passionate about women’s health and believes that empowering women through reproductive health is the key to building strong families and communities. She has proven to be a champion, innovator and thought leader in the areas of women’s health, birth control, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and culturally appropriate health care and has successfully redefined women’s health as a primary care speciality.

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Anila Lee Yuen--Connecting Communities

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Anila is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Newcomers, and has 25 years of experience in the settlement sector. During her tenure as CEO, she has spearheaded programming to include volunteer-led refugee supports; indigenous integration for newcomers; LGBTQ+ supports, domestic violence, homeless and mental health support services and broadened vulnerable youth programming and social venture opportunities.

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Dr. Ryan Todd--Mental Wellness Visionary

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Dr. Ryan Todd is a psychiatrist at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, where he has seen and treated thousands of individuals who have a mental illness as a result of trauma, medical or surgical illness.

Dr. Todd believes mental wellness can be learned and practiced by everyone, and that technology is a vital resource in helping bridge the gap between demand and mental healthcare today. This belief fuelled his desire to start headversity, a mental wellness tech company where he acts as CEO. Through headversity, Dr. Todd envisions building a culture of mental wellness in the Canadian workforce through mobile, micro, and measurable training.

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Jan Keck--Deep Connections

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What else do you do after you've been a world traveller (including working as a carnie and on a cattle station in Australia), ran for city council at age 20, and completed an engineering degree? Move to Canada and start over 75,000 conversations that matter, of course!

We first saw glimpses of Jan's skills with deep conversations at TEDFest in 2018, when his Ask Deep Questions cards were being used to spark new ideas and deep conversation across TEDx organizers from around the world. Right then, we knew he was someone we wanted as part of our ENGAGE: with Ideas series, which is all about making new and deeper connections across our participants. Jan is a connection coach based in Toronto, a video creator, and a passionate entrepreneur.

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