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AccessU Presentation at Wilfred Laurier University

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 in portfolio, speaking, TED

This week I was asked to give a talk about life, entrepreneurship and TEDxWaterloo all in a one hour block for a program called AccessU at WLU. A big thanks to Jon for hosting me and to the students to came to the session. It was great to connect with so many enthusiastic, motivated students in such an open environment.

Preparing these kinds of talks is always a challenge for me, but the preparation ends up actually forcing me to reflect on certain things in my life and in the end, is something I am always happy to have done. It was a chance to look at my last year in particular, leaving RIM, going to a non-profit, and now working on two different startups as well as doing some consulting work on the side (not to mention planning TEDxWaterloo for 2012). It’s been a great journey and I’m thankful for the opportunity to share a bit of it. 

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TEDGlobal 2011 Wrap-Up

Posted on Aug 9, 2011 in blog, featured, photography, TED, travel

TEDGlobal 2011 Wrap-Up

This was originally posted on the TEDxWaterloo blog here.

In July, I had a unique opportunity to take part in TEDGlobal 2011: “The Stuff of Life” in Edinburgh. TEDGlobal, a relatively new program from TED has typically taken place in Oxford (for the initial three years), moved this year to the beautiful city of Edinburgh for the first time. It’s difficult to put into words the experience I had, but I’m going to try.

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TEDGlobal – Evolving Perspectives

Posted on Aug 5, 2011 in TED, travel

TEDGlobal – Evolving Perspectives

This is a post that I originally wrote for the TEDx blog: http://tedx.tumblr.com – the full post is available here: http://tedx.tumblr.com/post/7611891719/tedx-at-tedglobal-experiences-6-evolving-perspectives

I thought I had problems. You see, as the Organizer of TEDxWaterloo in Canada, we put on a pretty big show. We’ve had budget restrictions, a speaker who wouldn’t return our calls and even serious disagreements amongst members of our team. I thought I had problems. Then I arrived at TEDGlobal in Edinburgh and realized just how small my problems really were.

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TEDxWaterloo is tomorrow…

Posted on Mar 2, 2011 in awesome, local, technology, TED

TEDxWaterloo is tomorrow…

Well, in just over 24 hours we will be admitting close to 1000 attendees into Centre in the Square for the second TEDxWaterloo. This event is without a doubt the biggest project I have ever taken on and absolutely one of the most exciting! I’ve had the opportunity to work with a downright amazing team of organizers, all of whom gave up a significant portion of their lives over the last few months to make this thing happen!

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