The list of speakers and topics for TEDxFortTownshend has been announced!
The event will be hosted by Anna Smith of Engineers Without
Borders, and will feature eleven Inspiring, thought-provoking speakers. Topics range from the big significance of the small act of
snow shoveling, to the empathizing power of newborns. Speakers are limited 18 minutes each to share their ideas.
Among the speakers and topics:
Zita Cobb's Shorefast Foundation is finding new ways to
continue old ways of life on Fogo Island. Shorefast's mission
is to create a world-renowned destination for artistic, cultural,
ecological and culinary pursuits at "the edge of the earth",
building on on the people, culture and ecology of the islands.
Simon Lono, Critical Thought in a Technological Age ; TA Loeffler, What Mountains Teach us about Citizenship; and Janna Rosales, The Power of Dialogue.
TEDxFortTownshend will take place on March 11, 2012, at the
Johnson Geo Centre, from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00
p.m. Tickets are limited, and will be
available online for $20 starting at noon
on Wednesday, February 15th
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in
1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.
Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual
conferences -- the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each
spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED
includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation
Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx
programs, and the annual TED Prize.