Why You Should Attend Next Year
This weekend we attended “TEDxChilliwack: On Purpose”, a year long planning endeavour on behalf of Chilliwack, and we were thoroughly impressed with the contents of the day. The concept of sitting and listening to 12 speakers in a single day may seem daunting, but once you’re there, engrossing topics presented by those within your local community capture your attention and the day flies by.
TedxChilliwack is broken into 4 segments of speakers. These segments consisted of 3 speakers, each speaking for 18 minutes on various subjects all based around the singular theme of “On Purpose”. Some of the big highlights featured the Honourable Steven Point, the 28th Lieutenant Governor of the province of British Columbia, and our local science star, biologist Dr. Carin Bondar.
For us, the most inspiring and thought provoking TEDx talk was presented by agriculturist Dave Dinesan. Dinesan spoke about a more efficient way of farming - a way that uses less resources and produces better food. His talk and the samples brought from his CubicFarms were beyond what you’d imagine. The reality that high quality plants and meat could be made available to us with an eco-friendly ability was greeted with applause and a standing ovation from the audience.
The congenial crowd was friendly and receptive…and the free pizza lunch provided by local realtor, Scot McVetty, was also greeted receptively, as it should be. Live music throughout the day provided entertainment and kept the energy going. Of those live performances, we had our very own Lori Paul and Spiderlodge. Trevor McDonald was also featured, filling in at the last minute.
Three Reasons You Should Attend Next Year:
1) Bigger Community with TEDx
Be a part of a bigger community - a community that is striving to make the world a better place.
2) Learn Something New
Learn something new from someone in your community, and learn how you can be a part of what they’re doing.
3) Turn Local into Global
TEDx is part of a network that is worldwide, and taking the stage at a local TEDx event is one way to see your ideas gain more exposure.
Learn more here: www.tedxchilliwack.com