FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 21, 2010
Media Contact: Mark Mulholland firstname.lastname@example.org
Can an Individual in Oakville Really Make a Difference and Change the World?
OAKVILLE – One hundred of Oakville’s most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts will come together on Friday, October 1 for a day of networking and dialogue around the theme Can an Individual in Oakville Really Make a Difference and Change the World? The event will take place at Sheridan College, Trafalgar Campus in MacDonald-Heaslip Hall and will feature an incredible line-up of speakers on topics ranging from innovations in education to health to technology and the arts. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network at an on-site lunch event. The event will be live webcast by Orion and Ustream. Also, people can watch from satellite locations set up in Oakville and elsewhere.
“The combination of a diverse group of speakers and high calibre artistic performers will form a mix that is sure to lead to exciting new ideas” said Mark Mulholland, TEDxOakville founder and organizing committee member. “The event will offer the Oakville community an opportunity to share its passion and ideas with communities in Canada and the world”.
The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED, was organized by community volunteers and is aimed at creating dialogue as well as giving people a forum to share their passions, ideas and experiences. The event is sponsored, to date, by Sheridan College, SB Partners, iBizAcademy.com, Beaver WebHosting.com, Orion, Cameron Tulloch, Big Daddy Kreativ.ca and Mail Chimp.
Speakers and performers include:
- Anjuli Ahooja, Physics Teacher, Appleby College
- Jo Fallon of Lighthouse Group for Grieving Children
- Bob Fleck, Radio & Television Advertising Director
- Avrim Katzman, Senior Professor, Computer Animation Program, Sheridan College
- Jason Lee, Naturopath
- Mark Melymick, Actor, Writer, Program Coordinator for the Performing Arts Preparation Program, Sheridan College
- Rachel Mercer, Cellist
- Janice Price, CEO of Luminato
- Louise Patterson Sherwood
- Scott Stratten, President of UnMarketing
- Judy Thompson,Speaker, Author, & Professor, Sheridan College
- Daniel Yacoub, Pianst
Tickets are $25 and includes parking, entrance and lunch. Those who wish to attend can apply at www.TEDxOakville.com
For more information about the event; how to volunteer; how your company can sponsor, visit www.TEDxOakville.com
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In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxOakville, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxOakville, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping 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.
Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.
http://tedxoakville.com/ 1484 Duncan Road, Oakville, ON, L6J 2R3