I’m doing that December 1.
I’ll be on the speaker bill for TedxWaterlooWomen (I’ve submitted my bio, but it’s not up yet).
If you’re not familiar with the Ted movement, read about it on the main Ted site.
From what I understand, I’ll be one of four live speakers at the Waterloo event, which will run between videos from the main event.
I’m excited and more than a bit scared (YouTube is forever).
And that’s a good thing.
My Previous Tedx Experience
Speakers from TedxToronto have ended up with their content featured on the main Ted site, most recently including Adam Garone‘s talk about promoting men’s health through Movember‘s moustache-growing campaign.
My favourite three talks of the day were:
- Ron Deibert‘s (@CitizenLab) on digital privacy
- Laura Reinsborough on her work with Not Far From the Tree
- Heather Jarvis and Sonya Barnett on the founding of Slutwalk and its efforts to change the way language is used to describe women’s sexuality
I also ended up meeting a bunch of the other organizers for Tedx events (fun group, by the way), which led to introductions to the TedxWaterlooWomen event.
I appreciated the chance to watch so many excellent speakers. Between that, all the Ted videos I’ve been watching and the writing itself, I should be well prepared come December 1.
I’ll post the video when it’s available.