Involvement Opportunity: Set Designer, 2012 TEDx Terry Talks

We hold the annual TEDx Terry Talks in the Life Sciences Centre. It is an excellent space, but it is–after all–only a lecture hall. Two years ago, this is what our set looked like. Boring, huh? It certainly doesn’t match the brilliance of the speakers. So last year, we decided to change everything. We decided to have a real stage. It was pretty cool. Thanks to Tina Sha and Ekaterina Dovjenko, the two amazing students who helped out with this.

2011 TEDx Terry Talks Stage. Photo: Jamil Rhajiak

This year, it could be you putting it together. No special qualifications necessary, just a creative mind and an ability to work with a small budget and a small team.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • In the lead up to the TEDx Terry Talks on November 3rd, you will have to propose a stage–including a sketch, a rundown of expenses, and any other necessarily details.
  • Upon approval of the drawings, you will be tasked with gathering all the set props.
  • The night before the TEDx Terry Talks, you will have to put the set together.

If you’re interested, please email me a brief cover letter explaining why you’d like to help, and detailing any relevant experience you might have. We are looking for 2-3 enthusiastic volunteers. The responsibilities begin in October, extending to the TEDx Terry Talks in early November.

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.

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