Media Release – TEDx Comox Valley: Revealing Hidden Local Talents

On Thursday, May 23rd Imagine Comox Valley once again organised and presented a TEDx event.

(TEDx = an independently organised TED event.)

You can view some images from the event here, or alternatively you can visit the event page on and see some comments and feedback there. Thanks to the steady hand and skilled eye of Blue Bamboo Productions you can also view a video clip of each of the talks in this Youtube Playlist. Or you can view them below…


The organisers wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to Michael Fountain and Dan Peruzzo of Blue Bamboo Productions, and highly recommend them to anyone looking for videography services.

TEDx Comox Valley: Revealing Hidden Local Talents

The folks behind Imagine Comox Valley and the latest TEDx Comox Valley event would like to extend their gratitude to every member of our community that attended our event focusing on revealing hidden local talents. We gathered close to $450 in donations and exposed a crowd of more than 60 people to some ideas that were well worth spreading.

The organisers ask that anyone who attended the event please consider giving us some feedback by completing a short survey.

TEDx Comox Valley: Revealing hidden local talents – May 23rd at NIC at 7pm

Tedx image cvAnother TEDx Comox Valley is coming to North Island College on May 23, at 7pm sharp. This has proven to be a popular event and seating will be based on a first come, first served basis. All speakers are Comox Valley-ites and represent the breadth of talent - hidden and otherwise - that exist here.

How does industry, agriculture, environmental awareness and music interface to showcase the diverse talents in our Valley? Come to TEDx Comox Valley to find out! Confirmed speakers for the evening’s event include Andrew Gower from Wedler Engineering, talking about outsourcing, manufacturing, and pollution with the aim of illustrating the level of industry we would need in the Valley to support the current level of consumerism, Thierry Vrain from Innisfree Farm, Meaghan Cursons as our community animateur speaking about community democractic engagement and its critical importance to “the commons”, and Paul Horgen presenting the Blue Carbon project in the K’omoks estuary. Emily Spiller will be the featured performer.

The event’s organizer, Sonya Jenssen, is excited to once again be involved in an evening that inspires audience members to think about an idea from a new perspective. There will be something for everyone to sink their teeth into, promises Jenssen.