x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Revealing hidden local talents

This event occurred on
May 23, 2013
7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Courtenay, British Columbia

Another TEDxComoxValley is coming to North Island College on May 23, at 7pm sharp. This has proven to be a popular event and seating will be based on first come, first served basis.

All speakers are Comox Valley-ites and represent the breadth of talent - hidden and otherwise - that exists here. How does industry, agriculture, environmental awareness and music interface to showcase the diverse talents in our Valley? Come to the TEDxComoxValley evening to find out! Confirmed speakers for the evening’s Ideas Worth Spreading include Andrew Gower from Wedler Engineering talking about outsourcing manufacturing and pollution and will illustrate the level of industry we would need in the Valley to support the current level of consumerism, Thierry Vrain from Innisfree Farms on Genetic Engineering: the future of farming, Meaghan Cursons as our community animateur speaking about community democractic engagement and its critical importance to "the commons", and Paul Horgen presenting the Blue Carbon project in the K’omoks estuary. Emily Spiller will be the featured performer.

*And our latest addition to the evening is from Alex Carey showing his video on downtown Courtenay that was created as part of the Youth Media Project put on by the Comox Valley Art Gallery, Push to Open takes a look at the accessibility issues of 5th street in Courtenay.*

The event’s organizer, Sonya Jenssen, is excited to once again be involved in an evening that inspires audience members to think about an idea from a new perspective. There will be something for everyone to sink their teeth into, promises Jenssen.

This event is supported by Imagine Comox Valley.

Stan Hagen Theatre
2300 Ryan Road
Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N8N6
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Organizing team


  • Pieter Vorster
    Media relations
  • Kathy Penner