TEDx [video]

On September 30th I had the good fortune of being present during the second installment of TEDxToronto.

Many of you are familiar with the popular TED conferences and podcasts.  However, some of you may not be familiar with TEDx-branded conferences.

Here’s a description from the TEDxToronto website:

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxToronto, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxToronto event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

During this conference I was asked to help out in the green room.  The green room was where the speakers and volunteer staff would huddle throughout the day.  Some  came there for conversation.  Others to relax and get prepped for their talk.

I took my handy FLIP camera with me to capture some special moments. Here is a video I made. (If YouTube allowed more than 10 minutes per video I would have taken advantage of it.)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQP6BQgVlU8]

Appearing in the video are: Bruce Poon Tip, Drew Dudley, Dr. Catherine Zahn, Neil Hetherington, Sol Guy, Trey Anthony, and Neil Pasricha.