Read the Kitchener-Waterloo Record’s summary story and their curated highlights from the event’s social chatter on Storify.
The event, hosted by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), will include a live stream of talks from the second annual TedxWomen conference in Washington, D.C., along with talks by local speakers, including Monier-Williams, for the Waterloo audience.
Here’s an excerpt from The Record.com’s article about the TedxWaterlooWomen event:
The theme of conference is “The Space Between.”[Organizer Elle] Pyke described the theme as “the idea of living in tensions . . . the space between our emotional intelligence and our intellectual intelligence . . . the tension between joy and grief.”
Local speakers include Shohini Ghose, associate professor of physics and computer science at Wilfrid Laurier University, and Elizabeth Monier-Williams, manager for marketing and communications at MaRS Innovation.
TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences formed to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.” TED grants licenses to third parties to organize independent TEDx events internationally.
According to Wikipedia, as of 2012, more than 16,000 talks have been given at more than 3,200 TEDx events in more than 130 countries.
Posted by Elizabeth Monier-Williams, marketing and communications manager.