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I had the real pleasure to participate in TEDxUBC on October 23rd.  TEDx events are part of a large and growing TED movement devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”.

The TEDxUBC team describes their events as:

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUBC, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUBC event, TEDTalks video, passionate, live speakers and entertainers, will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in an amazing small group of 100 leaders, innovators, stakeholders and change agents.

I loved the experience for a number of reasons:

– the format forces presenters to be concise

– the discussions between presentations are valued

– there is a great mix of people from a variety of professions

– the presentations live on through the web

– it is all about ideas

Thanks to the organizers of the TEDxUBC event, it was one of the best PD experiences of my career.  Special kudos to Bret Conkin – a great leader!

The videos of the presentations are being posted to YouTube (search via TEDxUBC tag) on a fairly regular basis.  Lots of great discussion starters.

I had previously posted my script here, but here is my talk on personalized learning:

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