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Theme: Wilderness

Calgary, AB, Canada
January 25th, 2014

About this event

This TEDxCalgary event will explore the theme of “wilderness” in true TEDxCalgary fashion, full of mystery and adventure into the unknown.

The word “wilderness” evokes a sense of dread, wonder, and excitement. We are living in a world full of contradictions. While we are losing the wild natural spaces around us, we are identifying new and unknown wildernesses in space, oceans, science, engineering, architecture, human thinking and the limits of how far we can push ourselves.

We are looking for true adventurers to join us on January 25th for an epic exploration of ideas, people, and place. You are the right person if you answer “yes” to the following:

1. You wish that you were born 100 years ago when Ernest Shackleton started work on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, because you would have jumped to join such an expedition…

2. Similar to those who answered Shackleton, you would not be intimidated to answer this ad: “Men and Women wanted for hazardous journey into the frontier of ideas, during bitter cold month of January 2014. Long hours of constant surprises, safe return back to an average mindset doubtful, no recognition in case of success.”

3. You are constantly thinking about the unexplored, still-wild frontiers in your life, and how to prepare yourself and the communities around you for an increasingly complex future.

This is a sincere exploration of Wilderness in its many human, natural and intellectual forms through the lenses of Technology, Entertainment and Design. Open minds are needed, as we will not be releasing the full speaker roster until just prior to the event. You need to be confident enough to journey into the unknown and resilient in your ability to explore new ideas and perspectives.

The full-day program runs from 9 AM to 6 PM. Lunch and refreshment breaks are provided.

Ready for the adventure? Walk with us on the wild side…

Venue and Details

Calgary Zoo
1300 Zoo Road NE
Calgary, AB, T2E 7V6
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Rahim Sajan
Calgary, Canada

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Jonathan Perkins
Calgary, Canada

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Cameron Falkenhagen
Digital Chef
Teresa Rehmann
Interactions Lead
Evan Weselake
Speaker Team Lead
Roopa Khanna
Logistics Co-Director
Freddy Maynard
Chief Designer
Chris Hsiung
Creative Director
Keith McDonnell
Project Management
Natasha Sajan
Logistics Co-Director
Russell Scantlebury
Chief Storyteller