The TEDxManitoba Videos Are Up!

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The TEDxManitoba videos are now live on the official TEDx YouTube station!

Watch, share, and let us know what you think in the YouTube comments.

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Announcement Re: TEDxManitoba, 2011 Live Stream

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A message from Russ Smith, TEDxManitoba Co-chair:

Four TEDxManitoba Talks Unavailable

At approximately 9:48AM on the morning of the inaugural TEDxManitoba event, one of the broadcasting computers lost connectivity to the internet at the Park Theatre site for about 30 seconds. While the live stream broadcast recovered once the connectivity was restored, we discovered later that this interruption caused downstream problems that weren’t apparent until several days later.

The application we chose for live streaming has the option to save or delete the footage at the end of the event.  When the saved file was reviewed we learned that the outage caused a transcoding error on the video server. Luckily, this error only effected the footage up to the interruption. Video was properly captured following the introduction of Len Brownlie and continues until the end of the broadcast.

We then spent several days reviewing the contents of the damaged file with the hope that we could restore the lost video. We were unsuccessful.

We have spoken to and apologized to the speakers affected: Robert Sawyer, Nicole Buckley, Kerry Stevenson and Karen Letourneau.

I want to take this opportunity also to apologize to all of those who were anxiously awaiting a chance to see for the first time these amazing talks or review them again after participating in the live stream. We are as disappointed as you are that we are unable to make these four talks available. The 13 successfully recorded talks will be posted by March 15, 2011.

From a lessons learned perspective, we have committed to using a video backup system for TEDxManitoba 2012 that will be redundant to the live stream. Hopefully this will never happen again.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to forward them to Russ Smith at russellearlsmith@gmail.com or to Norm Lee at nlee35@shaw.ca.

Russ Smith
TEDxManitoba 2011 Co-chair

While You Wait: TED Videos Played at TEDxManitoba

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FYI: The TEDxManitoba videos will be posted by March 15!

Big thanks to our friends at Studio Media Group for recording and editing the event. We’re all very excited to be able to watch the talks again, share them with our friends, and further contemplate their meaning.

So while you’re patiently waiting, here are the two TED videos that were played at the event. Which one is your favourite and why? Have either of these videos changed the way you think? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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TEDxManitoba 2011: Photos & Video By At First Sight

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It’s difficult to describe the experience that was TEDxManitoba 2011. Three days later, our minds are still spinning – our view on the world slightly altered by that beautifully intense day of TEDxTalks, discussions, and idea spreading. Tremendous thanks go out to all of our speakers for sharing their stories. We look forward to hearing these TEDxTalks over and over when they are eventually posted on the TEDxTalks YouTube Channel. For now we can enjoy these videos and photos by Luc Desjardins and Stephen Gray of At First Sight Cinematography:

TEDxManitoba by At First Sight Cinematography

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TEDxManitoba by At First Sight Cinematography

TEDxManitoba by At First Sight Cinematography

Streaming Live All Day: TEDxManitoba!

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Click here to watch the TEDxManitoba live stream.

Join in the idea spreading, share, connect, discuss, and be sure to leave your thoughts and comments on each of the speaker’s biography pages here.

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Streaming Live Tomorrow: TEDxManitoba!

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Watch TEDxManitoba Live Online.

TEDxManitoba. 18 speakers, 2 musical performances, and plenty of ideas worth spreading in the heart of the prairies. We hope you can join in by viewing the live stream tomorrow for the whole day, or even just your coffee break. Share your thoughts and reactions with friends, colleagues and classmates – on your blog or via Twitter or Facebook. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading: connect, share and hopefully get inspired to bring your own ideas to life.

The TEDxManitoba live stream will fire up early tomorrow morning. Click here for the video player and some clips from TEDx events around the world.

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21st Century Teacher Skills: TEDxManitoba Speaker Les Foltos

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TEDxManitoba Speaker Les FoltosThe countdown is on! TEDxManitoba is happening in less than two days, so to keep you satisfied until it all begins (8am CST this Tuesday, February 15th) here’s another introduction to one of the 18 speakers:

Les Foltos

Peer Coaching – 21st Century Teacher Skills

As the Director of Educational Innovation at Peer-Ed, a Seattle, Washington based educational training company, Les is the creator of a program focused on training teachers and leaders to help their colleagues integrate technology into the 21st Century classroom. Microsoft has partnered with Peer-Ed and has implemented this program in 48 different countries. Les also designed and led learning activities at each of Microsoft’s Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forums, and at regional Innovative Teachers Forums in Asia, Latin America, the U.S. and Canada as well as speaking at many other international conferences. Prior to this, Les served as the Director of Instructional Technology for Seattle Public Schools from 1990 to 2001 where he led the development and implementation of the district’s K-12 instructional technology plan. Les earned a Ph.D. in American History and has five years of university teaching experience.

You can catch his talk via the live stream at 4:35pm CST on Tuesday February 15th.

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Finding a Life Beyond the Gang: TEDxManitoba Speaker Terry MacLeod

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Planning on watching the TEDxManitoba live stream on Tuesday, February 15th?

If so, you might want to tune in at 3:22 CST to watch CBC’s Terry MacLeod and his talk, “Finding a Life Beyond the Gang”

About Terry MacLeod:

TEDxManitoba Speaker Terry MacLeod

As one of the most accomplished radio journalists in Manitoba, Terry MacLeod recently celebrated his 25th year with CBC. Since 1993 he has hosted CBC’s Information Radio in Winnipeg, a program that in 2005 was named “The Best Local CBC Radio Program in Canada”, and in 2011 received the Manitoba Psychological Society’s first-ever “Communications Community Award”. Terry has contributed work to CBC-TV News Winnipeg, BBC Radio Scotland, The Winnipeg Free Press, The Ottawa Citizen and The Victoria Times Colonist. Prior to the CBC, Terry worked in native language radio for The WaWaTa Communications Society in Ontario and Taqramiut Nipingat, a radio network in the Nunavik region of Quebec. He coordinated an artist-run experimental television centre and was a social worker in Port Arthur, Ontario. Terry is an active volunteer with numerous organizations and serves on the volunteer faculty of The Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute. Terry holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

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TEDxManitoba: The Inside Scoop

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Uptown Magazine recently caught up with TEDxManitoba committee member Lisa MacKenzie for an inside scoop on the event, the speakers, almost a year’s worth of planning, and the attendee selection process. (Check out the full article here.)

Thinkers and doers unite! by Marlo Campbell

Winnipeggers will have the opportunity to experience the TED concept in action on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at TEDxManitoba — an independently organized TED-like event that will see “thinkers and doers” from Winnipeg and beyond converge at the Park Theatre for a full day of idea-sharing…

…In order to host a TEDx conference, community planners must first secure a license from TED — one of many requirements set out by the California-based non-profit organization to ensure independently organized events maintain the spirit of the initiative, which began in 1984 with a four-day conference and now includes an assortment of affiliated projects. (Over the past 26 years, TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Bono, Temple Grandin, Steve Jobs, James Cameron and Julian Assange.)

Among other rules, TEDx speakers cannot be paid, organizers are not allowed to make money from the event, and programming must not contain any commercial, religious or political agendas…” Read more…

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Helping the Swiftest Be Swifter: TEDxManitoba Speaker Len Brownlie

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A hundredth of a second can mean the difference between standing on the podium and standing in the audience.

At TEDxManitoba on February 15th at 10:00am CST, Dr. Len Brownlie will share his insights into how wind tunnel technology contributed to Canada’s record-breaking efforts in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

TEDxManitoba Speaker Len Brownlie

A former Winnipegger, now living in Vancouver, Len served as a test engineer consultant for 14 Canadian sports at the Olympics, applying his knowledge of aerodynamics to improve the performance of Canadian athletes. He has over 20 years of wind tunnel testing experience and a lengthy client list of World Championship, Tour de France and Olympic medalists.

Watch Len Brownlie’s talk live: February 15th, 10:00am CST via the TEDxManitoba live stream.

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