Wednesday, 22 October 2014

TEDxRedDeer 2014 Entertainer Profile - Shelly Prosko

TEDxRedDeer 2014 Entertainer Profile - Shelly Prosko


Photo: #TEDxRedDeer Entertainer Preview: Shelly Prosko is a Physical Therapist and a Professional Yoga Therapist, dedicated to bridging the gap between Eastern and Western healthcare philosophies. She believes it is essential in order to achieve optimal health.

Since 1998, Shelly has been integrating yoga into her physical therapy treatments. Currently, Shelly travels across Canada and the United States offering specialty PhysioYoga Therapy workshops, lecturing at Medical College programs, instructing at Yoga Teacher Trainings and actively promoting the integration of medical therapeutic yoga into our current healthcare system. Shelly is committed to her mission of inspiring, educating and empowering people to create health and wellness in their lives.

We look forward to her sharing her expertise with us November 22nd at City Centre Stage in Downtown Red Deer! #PushingBoundaries
Shelly Prosko is a Physical Therapist and a Professional Yoga Therapist, dedicated to bridging the gap between Eastern and Western healthcare philosophies. She believes it is essential in order to achieve optimal health.

Since 1998, Shelly has been integrating yoga into her physical therapy treatments. Currently, Shelly travels across Canada and the United States offering specialty PhysioYoga Therapy workshops, lecturing at Medical College programs, instructing at Yoga Teacher Trainings and actively promoting the integration of medical therapeutic yoga into our current healthcare system. Shelly is committed to her mission of inspiring, educating and empowering people to create health and wellness in their lives

We look forward to her sharing her expertise with us November 22nd at City Centre Stage in Downtown Red Deer! #PushingBoundaries

TEDxRedDeer 2014 Speaker Profiles - Dr. Cartledge and Michelle Salt

TEDxRedDeer 2014 Speaker Profiles!


Over the next few weeks we're going to introduce you to the eight speakers and three entertainers that will take the stage on November 22. We can't wait to hear their stories at the City Centre Stage in Downtown Red Deer. You can get your tickets NOW at the Black Knight Ticket Centre!

Photo: #TEDxRedDeer Speaker Preview: Dr. Dave Cartledge:A Companion Animal Veterinarian in Toronto, Brooklyn and Edmonton for many years. In his early work Dr. Cartledge did not have many veterinary pain medications, and he often used off-label human medications. Nowadays, we have effective veterinary pain specific medications and surgical procedures to alleviate pain for our beloved animals. Wanting to find alternative therapies through his work with animals Dr. Cartledge has many years experience in #pushingboundaries We look forward to him sharing his story with us November 22nd at City Centre Stage!Dr. Dave Cartledge has been a Companion Animal Veterinarian in Toronto, Brooklyn and Edmonton for many years. In his early work Dr. Cartledge did not have many veterinary pain medications, and he often used off-label human medications.

Nowadays, we have effective veterinary pain specific medications and surgical procedures to alleviate pain for our beloved animals. Wanting to find alternative therapies through his work with animals, Dr. Cartledge has many years of experience in #pushingboundaries 




Photo: #TEDxRedDeer Speaker Preview: Michelle Salt has always been a strong person but in June, 2011, she faced her most challenging test of strength when she was in a life threatening Motorcycle accident that left her an above knee amputee. Within 8 months, Michelle got back on her snowboard and in March, 2014, Michelle became the first ever Female Canadian Paralympic Snowboarder. #PushingBoundaries is something that Michelle does on and off the slopes, we look forward to having her share her strength and story with us November 22nd 2014 at City Centre Stage!Michelle Salt has always been a strong person but in June, 2011, she faced her most challenging test of strength when she was in a life threatening Motorcycle accident that left her an above knee amputee.

Within 8 months, Michelle got back on her snowboard and in March, 2014, Michelle became the first ever Female Canadian Paralympic Snowboarder.

#PushingBoundaries is something that Michelle does on and off the slopes.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

TEDxRedDeer Speakers Announced!



TEDxRedDeer is back in 2014 for its third anniversary - and the 30th anniversary of the full TED Conference that originated in California!


On November 22, 2014, from 10am to 5pm, a diverse range of speakers, entertainers, and participants will gather at the City Centre Stage in downtown Red Deer to hear eight individuals deliver a TEDx talk on the theme of ‘Pushing Boundaries’. Speakers include:

  • Allan Baile - Teacher, Aspen Heights Elementary
  • Jason Foui - Radio DJ and Business Owner 
  • Dr. Dave Cartledge - Veterinarian
  • Cabel McElderry - Retired Personal Trainer and Business Owner
  • April Reeves - Local Farmer and Business Owner
  • Robert Saik - Professional Agrologist and Business Owner
  • Michelle Salt - Paralympian - Team Canada (snowboard) 
  • Tara Veer - Mayor of Red Deer


TEDxRedDeer License holder, Rene Michalak explains, “TED events have become so popular that communities can now apply for a TED event license and bring the experience of “ideas worth spreading” to their own town; the addition of the “x” denotes a locally organized event. The theme for the third TEDxRedDeer builds on the 2011's ‘Connecting’, and 2013's ‘Shut Up and Do It’.



Community interest in TEDxRedDeer has been widespread since the inaugural year, garnering interest from business, the social service sector, education, and arts and culture groups - all interested in contributing to Red Deer’s future.



Applications to be a speaker or performer were posted at TEDxRedDeer.com with a deadline of Aug 1 this year. Since then, eight speakers and three entertainers have been confirmed for the 2014 event and will be posted at TEDxRedDeer.com throughout the first week of October. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale at the Black Knight Ticket Centre in early October with approximately 200 tickets available at $50 each and 100 student tickets at $25 each thanks to event sponsors Servus Credit Union, Red Deer College, Dale Carnegie Training, and more to come! 
 


Stay tuned for the online speaker profiles as we're proud to welcome some of Red Deer's well-known citizens and up-and-comers to the TEDxRedDeer stage.”, says Michalak.



TEDx events are independently locally organized events operating under a program of TED - a small organization devoted to ideas worth spreading. TED’s annual conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes (or less). Their talks are then made available, for free, on TED.com. TEDx events provide people in local communities with a TED like experience.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

First Cut of Speakers & Entertainers Selected!

UPDATE: The first cut of Speakers and Entertainers has been selected for TEDxRedDeer 2014 - stay tuned for official details soon! With 2014 being the 30th Anniversary of the TED Conference - and the third TEDxRedDeer - we are presenting with a theme of "Pushing Boundaries" and planning to have an audience of 300 people. Tickets to go on sale in October!

In the meantime, save the date of Saturday, November 22 at the City Centre Stage (former Uptown Theater) in Red Deer!



Saturday, 2 November 2013

TEDx Red Deer 2014 - Call for Speakers & Entertainers!


The call for speakers and entertainers at the 2014 TEDx Red Deer event is now open!

And the theme for 2014 is "Pushing Boundaries"...

“The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment.” - Pema Chodron

In 2011, TEDxRedDeer connected people with ideas worth spreading. In 2013, TEDxRedDeer moved beyond talking to share ideas worth supporting. And now in 2014 (the 30th Anniversary of the TED Conference!) TEDxRedDeer is pushing the boundaries of what it means to innovate and thrive in the 21st Century!

Each of us has a story to tell. And the best stories come about when we find the courage to not be content with the status quo, to leave our comfort zone, extend our frontiers, and experiment with abandon. This is a chance to share your story of how you pushed boundaries, how you made life more interesting, invented something remarkable or noteworthy, or experienced a profound sense of learning something new!

In addition to inspiring speakers, jaw-dropping entertainment is a tradition of TED conferences. And TEDx events are no exception. Entertainment comes in all forms and can include music, dance, solo or group performances, comedy, theatrical, etc.  If you have a talent that is sure to impress, please apply to perform. Here's a sample of TED-esque entertainment, and another, and another... hee-hee!

If you're at the initial stages of crafting your story check out these great TED Talks on how to tell a good story.

Application deadline is August 1, 2014

To access the Speaker and Entertainer Application click HERE.

To access the Speaker and Entertainer Release form click HERE.

If you aren't sure if you want to apply but would like more information, please check out www.TED.com and www.TEDx.com or contact us at info@tedxreddeer.com

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

TEDx Red Deer Videos Now Live!

Alright! Thanks to Calvin Bellows and the team at Exposure Productions, here are the soon to be infamous TEDx Red Deer talks from May 24, 2013 at the Red Deer College!

Shut Up & Do It - moving from ideas worth spreading to action worth supporting!

Rob Aronson - Spread The Love



Monika Bolin - Mobile Dialysis



Emily Falk - B.R.I.T.E - Founding Chapter of the Global Enrichment Foundation


Brad Rabiey - The Carbon Farmer

Thursday, 13 June 2013

TEDx Red Deer 2013 Photos

What a great return to the stage for TEDx Red Deer!

A great big thank you to all of the Speakers, Entertainers, Sponsors, Volunteers and Professionals that made this event a magical success.

We honored the 2011 event and gave a sneak peak into TEDx Red Deer 2014 alongside the 30th Anniversary of the main TED Conference (happening in Vancouver and Whistler BC)! Stay tuned for more updates soon!

(Photos courtesy of Charity Briere)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thisisnotachair/sets/72157633706052046/