TEDxSFU is an annual conference promoting ideas worth spreading, organized entirely by student and alumni volunteers at Simon Fraser University. Although the event is licensed by TED, we are an independently organized event. Join us on September 21, 2013 for our third annual conference themed "Make It Yours" at SFU Theatre - Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus.

TEDxTuesday: Amal Graafstra, Technologist, author & RFID implantee

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TEDxTuesday is a weekly installment featuring a new TEDxSFU 2013 speaker leading up to the annual conference on September 21 at the SFU Theatre - Burnaby Campus.

Ever wished you could unlock doors, turn on your lights, or log into your computer with a simple swipe of your hand? Amal Graafstra does just that as one of the first and most well-known “do-it-yourself” RFID (radio-frequency identification) implantees in the world. Enthusiastic about unlocking new ideas and ways of interacting with the world, TEDxSFU is extremely excited to announce that Amal Graafstra, technologist, author, and double RFID implantee as well as Founder of Dangerous Things, will be speaking at this year’s conference!

Pioneer of the DIY RFID implantation movement, Amal has been helping hobbyists and biohackers explore RFID technology since implanting his first tag in 2005. Since then, he has authored the book RFID Toys, spoken at various venues including hacker clubs and universities, and has co-authored a peer reviewed research paper on the subject of DIY RFID implantee subculture for the ISTAS 2012 symposium on technology and society. Dedicated to providing personalized settings for his own ultimate convenience, Amal can be found at @amal and www.amal.netimage

We want to know what you’re all about
Applications to attend TEDxSFU 2013: Make It Yours open this coming Monday, July 22…that’s in 6 days! In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, we would like to ask those interested in attending to submit their awesomely enthusiastic application form answers to our limited-space event before Friday, August 16, 2013. Remember, applicants will go through a vetting process that considers only the information provided on the application form, so go all out - we want to know why YOU are the most energetic/creative/passionate/eclectic/over-achieving/ultra-inspiring/well-rounded kid on the block!
More information about the application process will magically pop up on our website, so keep an eye on www.tedxsfu.com. Meanwhile, keep up with TEDxTuesdays here on the blog and get to know a few of our 2013 speakers - as they will soon be joining the ranks of past speakers such as Save On Meat’s Mark Brand, Hootsuite’s Ryan Holmes, and John Furlong of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).

We want to know what you’re all about

Applications to attend TEDxSFU 2013: Make It Yours open this coming Monday, July 22…that’s in 6 days! In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, we would like to ask those interested in attending to submit their awesomely enthusiastic application form answers to our limited-space event before Friday, August 16, 2013.

Remember, applicants will go through a vetting process that considers only the information provided on the application form, so go all out - we want to know why YOU are the most energetic/creative/passionate/eclectic/over-achieving/ultra-inspiring/well-rounded kid on the block!

More information about the application process will magically pop up on our website, so keep an eye on www.tedxsfu.com.

Meanwhile, keep up with TEDxTuesdays here on the blog and get to know a few of our 2013 speakers - as they will soon be joining the ranks of past speakers such as Save On Meat’s Mark Brand, Hootsuite’s Ryan Holmes, and John Furlong of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).

TEDxTuesday: Leigh Boyle, Founder and Executive Director of The Lipstick Project

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TEDxTuesday is a weekly installment featuring a new TEDxSFU 2013 speaker leading up to the annual conference on September 21 at the SFU Theatre - Burnaby Campus.

Knowing first-hand the personal impact a good manicure, new haircut, or the perfect shade of lipstick can have on one’s self-esteem, we at TEDxSFU are ecstatic to introduce Leigh Boyle as our next speaker!

Leigh is a pre-med student and a triathlete by day. She has also been on an incredible journey – while working with an NGO in Ethiopia, she saw the profound impact of providing aesthetic services to hospice patients. And so she began the Lipstick Project Society, an organization bringing light and love to patients in hospices and hospitals through professional-grade spa services. Keep tabs on the project’s initiatives at @ProjectTLP and www.thelipstickproject.ca.

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TEDxTuesday: John Nightingale, President & CEO of the Vancouver Aquarium

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TEDxTuesday is a weekly installment featuring a new TEDxSFU 2013 speaker leading up to the annual conference on September 21 at the SFU Theatre - Burnaby Campus.

Any Vancouverite knows that a top destination in this city is our aquarium - our own little nautical Disneyland if you will. That’s why we are extremely excited to announce that Dr. John Nightingale, President and CEO of the Vancouver Aquarium, is speaking at this year’s conference!

A professional biologist and public educator, John has developed and operated some of the world’s best aquariums. He has guided the expansion of the Vancouver Aquarium’s leadership in conservation and sustainability operations for twenty years, and as a result, the Aquarium is the greenest civic institution in Canada as well as the only one that operates without an annual subsidy from the Government. Follow the Aquarium’s initiatives at @VancouverAqua.

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TEDxTuesday: Jane Langton, Sexual Health Educator

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TEDxTuesday is a weekly installment featuring a new TEDxSFU 2013 speaker leading up to the annual conference on September 21 at the SFU Theatre - Burnaby Campus.

Jane Langton is an adult sexual health educator aiming to transform the views and conversations on healthy sexuality. Jane is committed to educating people about how general health and sexual health are intertwined, because according to the World Health Organization, people have “the right to sexual information and the right to pleasure”. She embraces her inner awkwardness and slightly left-of-center sense of humour, and is currently working on her first book which she will complete sometime before she moves on to her next lifetime. Find her at @ajuicylife and ajuicylife.com.

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TEDxTuesday: Igor Faletski of Mobify

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TEDxTuesday is a weekly installment featuring a new TEDxSFU 2013 speaker leading up to the annual conference on September 21 at the SFU Theatre - Burnaby Campus.

We are pleased to begin this series with Igor, the CEO & co-founder of Mobify, a technology company focusing on enabling the adaptive web. Mobify provides developer APIs and cloud services for rapidly creating fast, responsive websites that work on all mobile devices. The platform is used by thousands of developers and customers like Starbucks, Threadless, Wired, Toyota and Beyond the Rack. Igor holds a BA in Computer Science from SFU; he grew up in Russia and taught himself English by watching the TV show Babylon 5. Pick his brain at @igorskee and igorfaletski.com.

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The 2013 Conference details are here!
We, the TEDxSFU organizing committee, are happy to confirm this year’s conference themed Make It Yours.
WHEN: Saturday, September 21st, 2013
WHERE: the newly renovated SFU Theatre (near Convocation Mall) at Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus
Last year’s conference was a huge success. Twelve outstanding speakers – including Mark Brand, owner of Save on Meats; Riaz Meghji, co-host of Breakfast Television, and Alexandra Samuel, Director of the SIM at Emily Carr University – told their stories of Going Against the Grain to a highly interactive audience. Our conference was a Twitter trending topic in Canada by noon!This year, we want to focus on you. More specifically, how YOU can design your own path, bring YOUR ideas to life, and take action. With Make It Yours, we want to help you cultivate your passion by hand-picking speakers that will motivate and empower.As we embrace the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxSFU is increasing the conference capacity to 400 seats. Attendees will be a veritable collection of forward-thinking individuals including SFU students, alumni, and faculty, as well as artists, activists, and business professionals from the wider community.Interested in attending? The application process begins late July.(Hint: Sign up for our newsletter if you want to know before anyone else!)
Interested in becoming a TEDxSFU Ambassador? Click here to apply. (Deadline June 28, 2013)
Read the full release here.

The 2013 Conference details are here!

We, the TEDxSFU organizing committee, are happy to confirm this year’s conference themed Make It Yours.

  • WHEN: Saturday, September 21st, 2013
  • WHERE: the newly renovated SFU Theatre (near Convocation Mall) at Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus

Last year’s conference was a huge success. Twelve outstanding speakers – including Mark Brand, owner of Save on Meats; Riaz Meghji, co-host of Breakfast Television, and Alexandra Samuel, Director of the SIM at Emily Carr University – told their stories of Going Against the Grain to a highly interactive audience. Our conference was a Twitter trending topic in Canada by noon!

This year, we want to focus on you. More specifically, how YOU can design your own path, bring YOUR ideas to life, and take action. With Make It Yours, we want to help you cultivate your passion by hand-picking speakers that will motivate and empower.

As we embrace the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxSFU is increasing the conference capacity to 400 seats. Attendees will be a veritable collection of forward-thinking individuals including SFU students, alumni, and faculty, as well as artists, activists, and business professionals from the wider community.

Interested in attending? The application process begins late July.
(Hint: Sign up for our newsletter if you want to know before anyone else!)

Interested in becoming a TEDxSFU Ambassador? Click here to apply. (Deadline June 28, 2013)

Read the full release here.

xtinahhs:

Tedx :) I wanna go to all the Disney parks at least once #disney #cal #tedx #lifegoals (at Zellerbach Hall)

xtinahhs:

Tedx :) I wanna go to all the Disney parks at least once #disney #cal #tedx #lifegoals (at Zellerbach Hall)