Brian Hughes

Founder IDEASfest, Investment Advisor
Penticton, B.c., Canada

About Brian

TED Conference

TEDActive 2013

Areas of Expertise

Being Curious

An idea worth spreading

Anyone is capable of anything as long as the ego is kept at bay.

I'm passionate about

Learning new things. The Podcast has freed my mind

Talk to me about

anything new and interesting

People don't know I'm good at

getting things done

My TED story

I was curator/organizer at my first TEDx in June 2011. It was one of the larger projects I had embarked on but we had a good group and it went very well. I love TEDx as it is a medium by which we can share our stories with the world by taking the most basic communication in story telling and combining it with technology to spread the thoughts around.

Comments & conversations

211093
Brian Hughes
Posted over 2 years ago
Rupert Sheldrake's TEDx talk: Detailing the issues
Rick, I am but a simple man but when many others far more erudite feel Mr. Shelldrake has something to say, I would err to the side of his talk being left to stand on its own merits. Perhaps Lake Erie would be a better analogy. I heard a few talks last week at TED that made me squint (the one scientifically justifying polygamy comes to mind), but I am a grown up and choose to accept or decline the reasoning and then drive on.
211093
Brian Hughes
Posted over 2 years ago
Rupert Sheldrake's TEDx talk: Detailing the issues
TED has given one million dollars to Mr. Mitra to build a school in the clouds and yet wants to censor Mr. Sheldrake's talk for lack of scientific rigour? Where are Mr. Mitra's double blind studies in a clinic to prove his theories? His results are based on observation and evidence which many scholars would scoff at. So instead of TED supporting a movement that MIGHT transform the way millions of underprivileged children learn and succeed, should we be waiting for decades for "proof" that could always be disputed? Our audience are not morons and they make up their own minds about what they hear. Cull out obvious transgressors but leave a wide margin.