Imagined Talks We’d Be Curious To See (A Promo Video for TEDx Terrytalks 2009)

It’s that time of year again, where I need to make a goofy video to promote Terrytalks (or technically, now TEDxTerrytalks). Last year, I did one on Things to Avoid When Speaking Publicly; this year I had to make sure Chewbacca was figured prominently.

Do spread the word about TEDxTerrytalks 2009 (especially if you’re from UBC), and hope you enjoy the video (you can spread that too).

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Don’t forget to apply, or get your friend who’s done that amazing thing to apply. The actual TEDxTerrytalks is on October 3rd (details for tickets coming soon), but applications are due very soon (September 15th). For full application details, go to this webpage.

As a side note, I’m sure I forgot some notable characters that could’ve also given a stellar talk on something or other. Pass on your extra ideas in the comment section – maybe I’ll make a sequel.

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at