FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REGINA, SK – May 9, 2013 – TEDxRegina returns to Regina for the second consecutive year, slated for Tuesday, June 4 at the University of Regina. The event will feature a number of speakers from across Saskatchewan who will share unique stories, experiences and ideas in the spirit of TED Talks.
TEDxRegina is a local, independently organized TEDx event created to bring area residents together with live speakers to share ideas, network and discuss what they’re really passionate about.
“The TEDxRegina 2013 theme is ‘Connect to Possibility,’ so we’re trying to create an event that invites a diversity of speakers and attendees,” explains Jeff Vall, Co-Chair for TEDxRegina. “We’re hoping as speakers share their passion and expertise, it will lead attendees to react and discuss these ideas beyond the event itself – connecting these ideas with people in and around Regina.”
TEDxRegina is pleased to announce its first four speakers for 2013, with more to be announced very soon:
* June Zimmer, Ph.D. – A nationally recognized health educator and researcher focused on improving the health of women and young girls across Canada.
* Dave Mitchell – An experienced freelance editor, researcher and writer whose work has appeared in a number of politically-charged publications.
* Corinne Miller – A Regina high school principal (at Thom but moving to Balfour in the fall) committed to empowering students and teachers to personalize their learning.
* Ryan Deschamps – An award-winning Halifax librarian turned social media expert currently studying the role of social media on public policy at the JSGS.
“We’re very excited about our lineup of speakers for this year,” says Vall. “Last year was our first time hosting a TEDx event in Regina and it was a great success. This year promises to be bigger and better.”
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 conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.
The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.
The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.
For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration