Sunday, 16 November 2014

TEDxRedDeer 2014 Speaker Profile - Tara Veer



Photo: #TEDxRedDeer Speaker Preview: Tara Veer  has always been interested in politics; since the tender age of five, in fact! 

Her lifelong enthusiasm for community affairs has gained a lot of interest from kids and youth during the recent municipal elections - something most politicians only dream of doing.

With Calgary and Edmonton also boasting leaders 41-years-old and under, the landscape of civic engagement is changing in Alberta. At just 35 years old, her nine years of experience as a City of Red Deer Councillor have put her in a unique position for #PushingBoundaries in municipal politics.

With new energy and enthusiasm, leaders like Tara Veer are finding an audience for "ideas worth spreading" and TEDxRedDeer is the perfect place for her to share her passion. We look forward to having her share her unique and inspiring story with us November 22nd at City Centre Stage!

Get your tickets - $50 adults / $25 students (with valid ID) at the Black Knight Ticket Centre. For more information on TEDxRedDeer visit www.tedxreddeer.com and check out the video above ^

#TEDxRedDeer
Speaker Preview: Tara Veer has always been interested in politics; since the tender age of five, in fact!

Her lifelong enthusiasm for community affairs has gained a lot of interest from kids and youth during the recent municipal elections - something most politicians only dream of doing.

With Calgary and Edmonton also boasting leaders 41-years-old and under, the landscape of civic engagement is changing in Alberta. At just 35 years old, her nine years of experience as a City of Red Deer Councillor have put her in a unique position for #PushingBoundaries in municipal politics.

With new energy and enthusiasm, leaders like Mayor Tara Veer are finding an audience for "ideas worth spreading" and TEDxRedDeer is the perfect place for her to share her passion. We look forward to having her share her unique and inspiring story with us November 22nd at City Centre Stage!

Get your tickets - $50 adults / $25 students (with valid ID) at the Black Knight Ticket Centre.
https://tickets.blackknightinn.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=576

TEDxRedDeer 2014 - Pushing Boundaries Explained

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It's just days away!! The third ‪#‎TEDxRedDeer‬ is shaping up to be the best one yet! Here is Nick and Rene to tell you more about the event theme ‪#‎PushingBoundaries‬. Tickets are available now at the Black Knight Ticket Centre - $50 reg. / $25 student (w/ valid ID)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

TEDxRedDeer 2014 Entertainer Profile - Donna Durand


An original prairie girl who touches hearts with her unique western folk songs, Donna Durand has had some nice gigs in the past few years including being in a songwriters circle with Ian Tyson, one of her favorite songwriters in the western world. Her debut album, The Road Back made its way into the universe as of June, 2010. The album has received international airplay and Donna has won awards for excelling in performance arts.

Early influences include: listening to songs played on CFCW - country and western radio at Donna's grandparents home in the hamlet Bawlf, Alberta, choir music and in her late teens - Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. The first songwriter Donna was aware of was her mom. She would sit at the piano and come up with funny little songs such as Gasoline Cowboy. Donna has formal education in musical theatre and recreation therapy. She is also a well respected dementia care educator. Bring these three elements together and there is a huge love and respect for words, lyrical storytelling, community building and FUN!

"Donna... has a pure and beautiful voice that evokes prairie skies and prairie life, happy and melancholy." - author Caterina Edwards

"Durand’s music is steadfastly assured within this gleaming album, capturing both the geographic openness and people temperance of our province." - Roots Review

"The Road Back is a 12 song RX of medicine for three generations of roots music fans. Authentic prairie roots sound that captures the heart." -  The Blue Chair

TEDxRedDeer 2014 Speaker Profile - April Reeves

April Reeves has enjoyed a long-term career in marketing which gave her the opportunity to push the boundaries of companies that were stuck in old belief patterns and realign them successfully for a rapidly changing world. April also has a passion for horses and is an accomplished equine trainer and educator. Through her work and community involvement, she shares personal experiences to inspire others and believes that change can be your greatest ally.

Come and meet April Reeves on November 22 at TEDxRedDeer!

Get your tickets - $50 adults / $25 students (w/ valid ID) - here! https://tickets.blackknightinn.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=576

TEDxRedDeer 2014 Speaker Profile - Allan Baile

Allan Baile is the Microsociety Coordinator for Aspen Heights Elementary School right here in Red Deer. They are currently in their 5th year of MicroSociety; preparing students for the real world.

Allan has a passion for coaching and sport. For the past five years he has coached High School basketball at the Junior Varsity level at Lindsay Thurber Composite High School. Allan has been teaching for over 27 years, 23 of which have been with Red Deer Public School District and 4 in remote communities throughout northern Alberta.

Aspen Heights has come a long way in educating students to become caring, respectful and knowledgeable citizens. Allan believes we need to continue to inspire the leaders of tomorrow by imparting the values of MicroSociety and ensuring long term stability with this unique, and innovative program. We're looking forward to his talk on #pushingboundaries in the #education system. See Allan and the other seven #TEDxRedDeer presenters at the City Centre Stage in downtown Red Deer on November 22nd!

Get your tickets - $50 adults / $25 students (with valid ID) - here! https://tickets.blackknightinn.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=576

Friday, 7 November 2014

TEDxRedDeer 2014

TEDxRedDeer 2014


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. 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.

At our October 2011 TEDxRedDeer event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combined to spark deep discussion and connection.

In May 2013, TEDxRedDeer returned to move us from inspiration to action by showing how ideas worth spreading can turn into action worth supporting!

And 2014 marks the 30th Anniversary of the TED Conference with TEDxRedDeer returning in the fall for a celebration like no other!

Photos from TEDxRedDeer are hosted on Flickr - http://bit.ly/1gI8TY3

Videos from TEDxRedDeer are hosted on Youtube - http://bit.ly/1owfBTb

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 organize independent, TED-like 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.