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.


TEDxComoxValley April 2011 – Emily Spiller

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).
A hint of Imogen Heap-meets-Zap Mama with a splash of Feist, Emily Spiller blends jazz & blues with layered harmonies over vocal percussion, traveling the globe as a one woman show. Armed with a loop machine, laptop and microphone she creates on stage.