Monday, February 13, 2012


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.


Anonymous said...

$20 bill to hear Lono.....don't think so

Anonymous said...

Simon Lono? I don't get it. What's he going to do? Rant about the NDP? Danny Williams? NAPE?

Jay L said...
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Anonymous said...

Maybe you should have gotten off your ass, did a proposal for your own tedtalk and put your name, face and money where your mouth is instead of hiding in the dark and sniping behind anon commenters,.

Peter L. Whittle said...

The hypocrisy of some.

1. To accuse me of "iding in the dark and sniping behind anon commenters," while actually doing it!

2. If I had the time or yearning to put together an 8 minute speech, I could have submitted one. Frankly, the thought never crossed my mind.

3. I have been pushing the Ted event since I learned about,

4. I think Simon will give a great and informed presentation that would be well worth anyone's effort to take in.

5. In the past, I have assisted Simon with employment, with running for office and other ventures. I think very highly of him.

6. This is the first note I have typed all day because I have some rotten cold. My patience is frayed. People are welcome to make comments about the quality and those making presentations. I am sure people have mixed feelings about different speakers. That is fair.

7. If I had a criticism to mount, it would be directly from me.

8. this post is very much like the "sock puppet" approach.

9. I agree with Jay, if Simon's participation is how you judge the event, than perhaps you have grasp on TEDX, or what it offers.

Anonymous said...

should be a good event! Tickets went on sale today.