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TEDxUNBC launches search for speakers

TEDxUNBC is looking for 10 very forward-looking people. So forward-looking in fact that they can take to the stage and talk about what the next 150 years will look like.
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TEDxUNBC is looking for 10 very forward-looking people.

So forward-looking in fact that they can take to the stage and talk about what the next 150 years will look like.

"We've just marked Canada's 150th anniversary; whether you're in the sciences, arts, or technology sector, we want to hear your vision of the future," organizers said.

"What lessons can we take from our history? What will our community - and world - look like 150 years from now? What should we be doing today, in order to build the best possible future?"

An independently-organized event, led by volunteers, TEDx offers a platform for locals to share their research, experiences, and stories on a world stage; each 'Ted Talk' is filmed and posted online.

During last year's event, the first to be held in Prince George, Dr. Nadine Caron shared the challenges that came with her title as Canada's first indigenous female surgeon, and pastor Seth Shelley shared a very personal story of recovering from abuse.

This year's TEDxUNBC will be held Sept. 29 at UNBC's Canfor Theatre. In the run-up, organizers are looking for five speakers from the local community and five connected to UNBC who can speak on the theme.

 

The application form is available online at tedxunbc.com and the deadline for submissions is June 9.

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