TEDx Terry talks 2010 Speaker Schedule Released

The Terry Team is excited to present another great line up of student speakers sharing ideas they are passionate about.  Registration is still open online or if you prefer to pay $7.00 at the door please terrytalks@gmail.com so that we can add you to the registration list.

TEDx Terry talks 2010
Saturday, October 2nd, Life Sciences Institute

10:00 – 10:15 INTRODUCTIONS (plus TEDx Intro Video)

10:15 – 10:35 Tetsuro Shigematsu –Master of Fine Arts – The Awesomeness of Your Contradictions

10:35 – 10:55 Rebecca Gu – 4th year Commerce – Sustainable Development: What’s investing got to do with it?

10:55 – 11:15 BRIEFING PITCHES

1) Engineers Without Borders

2) Jacaranda School for Orphans

11:15 – 11:45 BREAK

11:45 – 12:10 TED VIDEO

12:10 – 12:30 Jen Loong – 4th year Commerce – Making Sense of China

12:30 – 12:50 Thato Makgolane – 4th year Commerce – Connecting African and Western Communities Through Genuine Stories


1) Dignitas International

2) International Development Research Network at UBC

1:00 – 1:45 LUNCH

1:45 – 2:05 TED VIDEO

2:05 – 2:25 Brad Peppinick – 4th year Arts – The Death of Social Media

2:25 – 2:45 Jacqueline Chong – 5th year Fine Arts – Chasing Down Passion


1) Médecins Sans Frontières

2) Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Nepal

3:00 – 3:30 BREAK


3:40 – 4:00 TED VIDEO

4:00 – 4:20 Naeem Mawji – 4th year Applied Science – Bringing Electricity to Rural Tanzania

4:20 – 4:40 Kristian Dubrawski – PhD Applied Science – Navigating Complexity


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3 Responses to “TEDx Terry talks 2010 Speaker Schedule Released”

  1. Jiyoon

    I wish to input a comment here about Terry* talk, since I had to leave early–
    1. I believe that dissemination of ideas/knowledge/opinion is ineffective when there are no feedback– i.e, we had zero time to ask questions to the speakers, which only caused a unidirectional dissemination of idea/knowledge/opinion, etc.

    1a. As a result, the whole event felt quite rushed. If this means cutting the number of people presenting, I think it’s something perhaps the Terry* organizing committee should consider.

    2. Maybe we could have a “music break”– a fun/entertainment-focused talk like comedy, music– they have that also at TED talk as well–see Julia Sweeney, Ze Frank, Rives’ talk for great examples on TED.com website.

    My two cents.

  2. ElysaHogg

    Thanks for the feedback Jiyoon, the TEDx group will be sending out a survey soon.

    As we follow the TEDx model, the ideas shared are meant to be discussed during the various breaks we had throughout the day, which is why we make sure that the speakers are available after their talks for any questions or discussion that students may want to participate in. TEDx follows this model as well in order to provide as much time as possible for people to actually share their ideas. We will also be posting contact information for the speakers soon.

    It’s too hard to cut! With over 40 applications, a number of incredible students aren’t able to present as it is. The Briefing portion definitely filled up the day as well, but because there are so many ways to get in touch with the speakers, we try to allow as many UBC students as possible to have the platform that TEDx Tt offers.

    A music break is something we considered this year and are trying to implement in the future!

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