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REGINA, SK – May 28, 2014 – The third annual TEDxRegina event is happening June 10 at the University Theatre of the University of Regina. The event will feature a number of local speakers who will take the stage to share unique stories, experiences and ideas in the spirit of TED Talks. This year’s theme is The Upside of Disruption.
“The Upside of Disruption theme identifies the evolving state of our lives, careers, relationships, community and environment,” says Nevin Danielson, Co-Chair for TEDxRegina “This theme is particularly relevant given Regina’s current growth and the upheaval related to it. We see examples of disruption everywhere and believe there are positive aspects to it – there is an upside.”
TEDxRegina is pleased to announce eight speakers for this year’s event:
• Rachel Mielke: Rachel is a Saskatchewan-born jewellery designer and entrepreneur.
• Terry Oh: Terry is a tattoo artist, blogger, and designer of tattoo-inspired decorative pieces for prosthetic limbs.
• Kelley Jo Burke: Kelley is an award-winning playwright, a dramaturge, director, storyteller and documentarian.
• Cadmus Delorme: Cadmus is a member of the Cowessess First Nation whose drive in life is to create more freedom for people, especially First Nations.
• Trevor Herriot: Trevor is a prairie naturalist, activist and writer.
• Bill Neher: Bill is an architectural designer, project manager, and development consultant.
• Eric de Waal: Eric is a journeyman carpenter, contractor and inventor of eco-friendly building materials.
• Jenn Bergen: Jenn is a community organizer whose projects range from gardens, to leadership camps, to musical instruments and more.
(For a list of all 2014 speakers, with full bios, visit http://www.TEDxRegina.com/speakers.)
For more information about TEDxRegina 2014, please visit www.TEDxRegina.com. Tickets are available at www.TEDxRegina.com/participate. For media passes, contact Allan Pulga directly (contact info below).
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Phone: (306) 564-5007 ext. 8038
About TEDx, x = independently organized event:
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.