TEDxGuelphU to Focus on Seeing Things Differently

January 18, 2012 - Campus Bulletin

Applications to attend TEDxGuelphU are open until midnight Friday. Participants are limited to 150. Successful applicants will enjoy access to a number of talks challenging mainstream boundaries, beliefs, practices and actions.

“In keeping with our theme — "Perceiving Past the Paradigm" — we intend to push ourselves to the next level of discovery,” said lead organizer Jaclyn Quinn.

TED, an acronym for Technology Entertainment Design, is a non-profit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” The first TED event was a four-day conference in California 25 years ago. Today, the annual conference invites cutting-edge thinkers from across the globe to speak for 18 minutes each. Their talks are then made available online, free of charge.

TEDx is a program of self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience in their own communities, including U of G.

Speakers at the third annual TEDxGuelphU include U of G environmental science and microbiology professor Jack Trevors, U of G landscape architecture professor Maurice Nelisher, University of Toronto environmental psychology professor Dan Dolderman, and University of Washington biophysics professor Gerald Pollack.

TEDxGuelphU will take place Feb. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rozanski Hall, followed by a gala from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Science Complex Atrium.

For more information on this event, including speaker profiles and how to apply, visit http://tedxguelphu.weebly.com/index.html.

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