TEDxTheGlebeWomen at the Canadian Museum of Nature
Tiny ripples. Conversation starters. Change makers. Empowerment supporters.
Join us at the Canadian Museum of Nature, located in the heart of the Nation’s capital. Started in 1856 by the Geological Survey of Canada, the Museum’s collections include all aspects of the intersectionalities of humans and nature from gardening to gene-splicing.
The building which houses the Museum, known as the Victoria Memorial Museum Building, carries with it stories that depict a microcosm of the larger history of Canada.
We invite you to join us in the theatre of the Canadian Museum of Nature on May 29, 2015.
All talks, performances, and demos will be rooted in our theme: tiny ripples.
Small changes can make a big difference; one person can have an impact beyond their immediate environment. By focusing on this, the intention is to ignite the audience, and the speakers, to focus on their own empowerment and on the ways in which they can be the change they wish to see in the world, to have the effect be larger than the butterfly who flapped its wings and created a Tsunami.
About TEDWomen 2015
Momentum. Moving forward. Gaining speed. Building traction.
TEDWomen is a three-day conference about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. The program of speakers, workshops, events — and daring discussions — has sparked some of TED’s most iconic moments yet. Curated by TED and Pat Mitchell TEDWomen 2015 will focus on women and women’s issues.
At TEDWomen 2015, we’ll explore the bold ideas that create momentum in how we think, live and work today. From the young scientist revealing a breakthrough discovery to the activist who methodically transformed how the world thinks about women. From the veteran CEO whose trade secrets turn organizations around to the athlete whose extraordinary comeback shocked the world.
TEDxWomen events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDWomen, and may also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxTheGlebeWomen and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on May 28 that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDWomen.
x = independently organized event
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 TEDxTheGlebeWomen, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTheGlebeWomen 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.
TED is a non-profit organization dedicated to ideas worth spreading.
Started as a four-day conference in California in 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.