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  • Shedding Light on New Design Frontiers: TEDxToronto Hosts Salon Featuring Brad Hindson

    • August 26, 2013
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    Salons are intimate gatherings where hand-selected speakers talk about “ideas worth spreading.” These events aren’t lectures where people file in and then file out with notes in hand; rather they’re structured in the form of “old school” Salons — 1700s style. They consist of groups of intellectuals brought together by a host in an intimate setting to educate and spark discussion on issues of interest to the community.

    Brad Hindson will be focusing on the subject of lighting design – and how lighting needs to be considered as a material, not just a utility. His talk is the third in our 2013 Salon Series with Mark Surman of the Mozilla Foundation having kicked off the series in June around Technology and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) having spoken in July.

    Brad Hindson is an intern architect with Diamond Schmitt Architects, a lighting designer and artist who has notched extensive experience working with Canada’s top design firms while creating interactive art installations. As a global thought leader based out of Toronto, Brad has contributed to the design of numerous high-profile buildings internationally and has served as project architect on prominent public art installations. Brad’s work with Studio F Minus partner Mitchell F Chan is as varied as it is intriguing, from a sound-responsive, environmentally themed sculpture to nine, two-storey-tall robotic windsocks.

    Join us on Tuesday, September 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at Toronto’s new Shopify Office, 241 Spadina Avenue, 3rd floor. Seating is limited and only those with advance tickets will be admitted. Select TED.com videos will be screened and Brad Hindson’s talk will be followed by breakout discussions.

    Beverages are being provided by Budweiser and food will be provided as well. We thank our generous partners, supporters and sponsors who help to make these kinds of events possible.

    Tickets can be purchased online: http://www.tedxtoronto.com/tedxtoronto-salon-series/

     

  • Entertainment takes the spotlight at TEDxToronto’s Salon Series featuring TIFF’s Cameron Bailey

    • July 23, 2013
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    As TEDxToronto looks to take over the city for one glorious day in September (get your delegate application in now!), there is one man who is leading a very different city takeover – Cameron Bailey. As the Artistic Director for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Cameron travels the world looking for films to bring to TIFF. The team at TEDxToronto can relate – we scour the city and engage with the community to find the best and brightest speakers, performers and demos possible to feature at our annual TEDxToronto Conference.

    We are proud to announce that just weeks before TIFF, Cameron is taking time out of his busy schedule to speak at our next TEDxToronto Salon. Salons are intimate gatherings where hand-selected speakers present “ideas worth spreading” and spark discussion on issues of interest to the community. Cameron will be focusing on the “E” in TED, speaking about entertainment both in Toronto and globally. His talk is the second of the TEDxToronto 2013 Salon Series with Mark Surman of the Mozilla Foundation having kicked off the series in June.

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    Cameron Bailey has worked as a programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival for more than a decade, building relationships and the festival’s profile around the world.  He has held positions as a journalist for top Canadian outlets, has curated film series for organizations such as the National Film Board of Canada, and has even co-written a Gemini-nomintaed screenplay.

    Join Cameron and TEDxToronto on July 30th at 6:30 p.m. at Biz Media, 119 Spadina Avenue, Suite 1203. Seating is limited and only those with advance tickets will be admitted. Select TED.com videos will be screened and Cameron’s talk will be followed by breakout discussions.

    Beverages are being provided by Budweiser and food is being provided by Barberian’s Steak House. We are thankful for the generous partners, supporters and sponsors who help to make these kinds of events possible.

    Tickets can be purchased online: http://www.tedxtoronto.com/tedxtoronto-salon-series/

  • Introducing TEDxToronto’s 2013 Salon Series, Beginning June 26th

    • June 18, 2013
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    TEDxToronto introduces the Salon: a monthly speaker series which brings some of the Toronto’s most inspired thinkers to share perspectives and spark conversation. Salon events will bring our community of innovators and instigators together in informal evening forums to learn and engage on provocative themes each month.

    We are thrilled to kick off our 2013 Salon Series on June 26th, 2013 by exploring the theme of Technology with guest speaker Mark Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation.  A community activist and technology executive of 20+ years, Mark is passionate about using the open technology and ethos of the web to transform fields such as education, journalism and filmmaking. At Mozilla, Mark has overseen the development of Popcorn.js, the Open Badges initiative, launched by the US Secretary of Education; and the Knight Mozilla News  Technology partnership, which seeks to reinvent the future of digital  journalism.

    The Wednesday, June 26th TEDxToronto’s Salon: Technology will begin promptly at 6:30PM and will take place at The Working Group, 425 Adelaide St. W, Suite 300. Speaker presentations will be followed by breakout discussions and group activities. Food and drinks will be served thanks to Fancy Franks and Budweiser. And thanks to The Working Group for graciously sharing their space with us!

    In the interest of keeping the forum intimate, seats are limited. Please purchase your ticket here to reserve your spot: http://www.tedxtoronto.com/tedxtoronto-salon-series/

  • Introducing The Amazing Artists of Our Official Viewing Party!

    • October 23, 2012
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    TEDxToronto’s Official Satellite Viewing Party at Daniels Spectrum will also dazzle with live performances and art installations from the up-and-coming Regent Park community of artists.  Come join us on October 26, 2012 – RSVP here.

      COBA, Collective of Black Artists (photo credit: Nzewhua Anderson)

    Aqua (Native Earth)

    Steve Harmony (Spoken Word Artist)

    Trevlyn Kennedy (Spoken Word Artist)

    ArtHeart Community Art Centre (Art Installation)

    To learn more about The TEDxToronto Official Viewing Party or other viewing party locations throughout the city click here.

  • Attend The Official TEDxToronto Viewing Party

    • October 14, 2012
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    TEDxToronto would love to engage you and your ideas at our Official Viewing Party taking place on Friday October 26, 2012 from 9am to 5pm at Daniels Spectrum, the newest cultural hub in Regent Park.

    TEDxToronto is about the exchange of ideas. In addition to a watching the live stream of this year’s speakers at Daniels Spectrum’s Ada Slaight Hall, a gorgeous, modern theatre facility you will have the opportunity to engage with other TEDxToronto fans, share ideas, and become an alchemist yourself.

    Not only will you be experiencing the speakers in real-time, you will be treated to exciting live events from the incredible Daniels Spectrum artist community.

    Daniels Spectrum is located at 585 Dundas Street East, you can find out more information about the venue here:  www.regentparkarts.ca/whats-on/

    We encourage you to come and contribute to the thoughtful discussions that are sure to break out over the catered refreshments we’ll be providing! Please RVSP to attend this free event and spend a day in thoughtful engagement, courtesy of TEDxToronto and Daniels Spectrum.

    If you’re not able to make it to Daniels Spectrum, you can join us at one of our other designated satellite locations across the city:

    Centre for Social Innovation Annex – 720 Bathurst

    Centre for Social Innovation Spadina – 215 Spadina #120

    MaRS Centre – 101 College Street Collaboration Room 3

    ING Cafe – 221 Yonge Street

    The Theatre Centre Pop Up – 1095 Queen Street West

    RVSP to Attend TEDxToronto’s Offical Viewing Party