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This event occurred on
July 28, 2013
5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Victoria, British Columbia

TEDxVictoria Salon #1: Life Lines

The first TEDxVictoriaSalon was themed “Life Lines”, and featured TED, TEDx, and TED-Ed videos with a focus on global and human health. Each talk focused on different one of these lines: Scott Gass, Boyan Slat, and Sylvia Earle talks focused on our oceans; Alex Gender spoke about evolution; Aimee Mullins’ beautiful talk about human body prosthesis and her 12(!) pairs of legs; the incredible story of how young Jack Andrake developed a promising new test to screen for Pancreatic Cander; and finally Brene Brown’s second TEDTalk about the human psyche titled “Listening to Shame.”

Scott Gass – “How Big is the Ocean?”
Boyan Slat – “How the Ocean Can Clean Itself”
Sylvia Earle – “How to Protect the Ocean”
Alex Gender – “Myths and Misconceptions about Evolution”
Aimee Mullins – “It’s not Fair Having 12 Pairs of Legs”
Jack Andraka – “A Promising Test for Pancreatic Cancer…. From a Teenager”
Brené Brown – “Listening to Shame”

TEDxVictoriaSalon #2: New Norms

New Norms featured speakers and ideas that focused on new opportunities to solve our old problems. Although the standard solution may still work, it is in our best interest to put all of the options back on the table and consider a different approach. Simply because something is always done in a particular way does not mean that it is the only way, or even the right way. New ideas need a chance to present a better solution to problems and challenges, both new and old.

Terry Moore – “How to Tie your Shoes”
Apollo Robbins – “The Art of Misdirection”
Andras Forgacs – “Leather and Meat without Killing Animals”
Alexa Meda – “Your Body is my Canvas”
Joe Smith – “How to use a Paper Towel”
Dan Pallotta – “The way we Think about Charity is Dead Wrong”

2956 Douglas Street
Victoria, British Columbia
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Organizing team


Victoria, Bc, Canada


Victoria, Canada
  • Catherine Bridge
  • Eric Buchanan
    Organizer & Host