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Thank You – From the 2012 Event Chair

February 09 has come and gone, but—at least according to the blog posts, tweets, and posts on our website and Facebook Fan Page—its impact lives on. Our goal was to take people on an emotional roller coaster as they absorbed ideas worth spreading. And by all accounts from our Guests, from the live stream viewers, from our Speakers and from our Sponsors so far, it looks like we succeeded.

As Event Chair, TEDxManitoba 2012 was an incredible journey travelled with some very special individuals  – all who shared a passion for showcasing Manitoba and for “Ideas Worth Spreading”.

My sincere thanks and gratitude go to

• Our Sponsors – those who returned from 2011 and those who came on board for the first time this year. As an event that doesn’t generate revenue of any kind, we could not have done this without you. Your support has meant that we can offer our event free of charge —ensuring that money is not an artificial barrier to change-makers who want to attend.

• Our Speakers – their ideas have inspired us, changed us and will forever cause us to think differently

• My Steering Committee – the Committee Leads who took time away from their families and jobs to put in countless hours, leadership and sweat into bringing this event to life

• All of the Organizing Team Members and Volunteers – the contingent of about 30 individuals who worked passionately on one of the six committees or who joined us for the day to ensure everything ran smoothly

• Our Guests – those at the event in person and the close to 1000 who joined us on the live stream from parts all over the world

I am, beyond description, honored to have shared this journey with each of you so far. I say “so far” because the journey is not over. No, the journey now enters its second phase—the one where we all take what we learned from the day, the connections we made and the ideas we heard that are worth spreading, and we put them into action.

Who will be the lone nut doing something great, and who will have the guts to be the first follower?

Let’s keep this journey going…

TEDxManitoba February 9, 2012

Welcome to the live stream. Follow along on Twitter, too. Our account is here (aptly handled by @pensato and @justinleeca), and a broader perspective can be found at the hashtags #TEDxManitoba and #WhatIfx. Please join in, and enjoy.

UPDATE: The live stream is over, obviously. We will be posting the individual videos sometime in the next three weeks.

Morning Session:

Watch live streaming video from tedx at livestream.com

Afternoon Sessions:

Watch live streaming video from tedx at livestream.com

Watch live streaming video from tedx at livestream.com

Meet 10+1 People Attending TEDxManitoba

It’s not just the speakers that will make TEDxManitoba a day to remember. It’s the dynamic of the ideas being shared, discussed and spread. We decided that this year, we were going to make it as easy as possible for our attendees to connect and discuss both at the event and in the months to come. Over the course of a few posts, we’ll be posting profiles for those who agreed to do so, and we hope it helps keep the conversations going and the ideas spreading. So here they are, the attendees of TEDxManitoba 2012.

Read more attendee profiles here.

UPDATE: We missed Kyle somehow. So we added him. Sorry Kyle!

Kyle Geske

Twitter@stungeye
Favorite TED Talk:
Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists
Personal Site: http://stungeye.com/
Profile on 
Facebook


Corey Malone

Twitter: @coreycmalone
Favorite TED Talk:
Drew Dudley “Leading with Lollipops”
Profile on Facebook


Jodie Layne

Twitter: @jodielayne
Favorite TED Talk:
Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story
Personal site: http://winnipeg.ihollaback.org/
Profile on Facebook



Andrea Robin

Twitter: @AndreaRobin1
Personal site: http://andrearobin.myblogsite.com/
Profile on Facebook


Ian McCausland

Twitter: @ianmcc
Favorite TED Talk:
Jason Fried: Why work doesn’t happen at work
Personal site: http://www.ian.ca
Profile on Facebook
Profile on LinkedIn


Gail Granger

Favorite TED Talk:
Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food
Profile on  LinkedIn


Marney Stapley

Twitter: @marneystapley


Jill Winograd

Favorite TED Talk:
Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders
Profile on LinkedIn


Cheryl Buell


Jamil Mahmood

Twitter: @Jamil_Mahmood
Favorite TED Talk:
Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!
Profile on Facebook


Look Who Else is Attending TEDxManitoba

It’s not just the speakers that will make TEDxManitoba a day to remember. It’s the dynamic of the ideas being shared, discussed and spread. We decided that this year, we were going to make it as easy as possible for our attendees to connect and discuss both at the event and in the months to come. Over the course of a few posts, we’ll be posting profiles for those who agreed to do so, and we hope it helps keep the conversations going and the ideas spreading. So here they are, the attendees of TEDxManitoba 2012.

More attendee profiles are here.


Matt Wiebe

Twitter:@mattwiebe
Favorite TED Talk:
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
Personal site: http://mattwie.be/




Alisha Paul

Twitter: @alishaizanne
Favorite TED Talk:
Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity
Personal site: http://alishapaul.tumblr.com/
Profile on Facebook
Profile on LinkedIn


Robert Shindler

Twitter:
Favorite TED Talk:
Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster — from scratch
Personal site: http://lueepodcast.wordpress.com/
Profile on Facebook

 


Andrea Villeneuve

Twitter: @SWDinWinnipeg @SupermomRedux
Favorite TED Talk:
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
Profile on LinkedIn




Dean Cooper


Brendan Curran-Johnson


Stacey Somers


Meet Even More Attendees of TEDxManitoba

It’s not just the speakers that will make TEDxManitoba a day to remember. It’s the dynamic of the ideas being shared, discussed and spread. We decided that this year, we were going to make it as easy as possible for our attendees to connect and discuss both at the event and in the months to come. Over the course of a few posts, we’ll be posting profiles for those who agreed to do so, and we hope it helps keep the conversations going and the ideas spreading. So here they are, the attendees of TEDxManitoba 2012.

More attendee profiles here.

Erick Casselman

Twitter: @parktheatrecafe
Personal site: http://www.parktheatrevideo.com
Profile on Facebook



Jenette Martens

Twitter: @jenettemartens
Profile on LinkedIn


Eric Plamondon

Profile on Facebook


Rebecca Horan

Twitter: @fitnessflirt
Favorite TED Talk:
Eric Whitacre: A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong
Personal site: http://fashionflirt.me
Profile on Facebook


Cali Ramsey

Twitter: @Cali_R
Favorite TED Talk:
Christina Xu – The importance of being awesome
Profile on LinkedIn


Anamika Deb

Favorite TED Talk:
Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter
Profile on Facebook


Brandy Schmidt

Twitter: @brandyclaire
Profile on Facebook


 

Ellen Thompson

Favorite TED Talk:
Benoit Mandelbrot: Fractals and the art of roughness


Aaron Klassen

Twitter: @klassenaa
Favorite TED Talk:
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
Profile on Facebook
Profile on LinkedIn