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Announcing Work Nicer + TEDxYYC Community Partnership

With ideas and resources like these, anything is possible.

Work Nicer is providing a platform for our members and the community to bring together ideas and resources in order to make innovation happen. For eight years, TEDxYYC has been a leader in curating the best ideas and beginning conversation. We’re happy to welcome TEDxYYC into the community, providing their team with the environment to come together and do what they do best.

This read may look long but it will only take 3 minutes to read and that includes the time to get your tickets for the 9th annual TEDxYYC event.

The TEDxYYC team and our community are thrilled to be partnering to help support the committee members who are looking forward to getting to know the Work Nicer passionate and driven community.

Did you know: the TEDxYYC team is made up entirely of volunteers? That means most of the committee members wear other hats at some point in their days and weeks. Through our partnership Work Nicer is sharing the future of work – demonstrating the opportunities of cowork for team collaboration and innovation.

The TEDxYYC event has welcomed an impressive list of the world’s brightest minds, representing all that is new and inspiring in the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design. As Calgary’s largest and most well-attended independently-organized TED event, TEDxYYC is geared up to bring the very best to their stage for our ninth year.

Are you ready to explore a realm of possibilities you never knew existed?

Attendees will gather to explore the unlimited opportunity held in the Adjacent Possible, the premise that there is an enormous untapped sphere of ideas that exist just outside what we think we are capable of, sparked one after another like endless ripples in a pond.

What if you could go beyond “what you know today” into the far greater “what is possible?”

Every adjacent possibility opens another, creating bursts of limitlessness far beyond what we can currently imagine. Most importantly, adjacent possibilities can only exist when creativity and curiosity are given freedom to explode into new ideas, creating massive shifts and positive change.

TEDxYYC is a catalyst for the power of ideas and positive change. You can be part of the movement by attending this year’s event! As thought leaders themselves, Work Nicer members have an exclusive opportunity to participate for this year only.

They are extremely excited about their lineup of speakers and their chosen topics:

  • Robin Winsor – the future of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Eric Jardine – the complexities of Internet governance, cyber-crime and the dark web.
  • Tim Tamashiro – Ikigai, the power of finding your purpose.
  • Sophia Lebessis – takes us on a modern day Inuit odyssey through the arts.
  • David Moscrop – asks, are we too dumb for democracy?
  • Farima Berenji – the history of traditional dance.
  • Aaron Goodarzi – radon, the science behind this radioactive silent killer.
  • Kelcie Miller-Anderson – the unstoppable drive for innovation.
  • Jeremy Klaszus – how a news experiment became journalism done differently.
  • Sue Mylde – the forgotten power of hands-on learning.

We will also see two incredible performances by Calgary’s own HYMN and Le Cirque de la Nuit. The event will be hosted by Calgary’s very own Barb Higgins!

If you’d like to know more about the speakers, you can visit TEDxYYC 2018 for the full details.

We are excited to offer attendees a fascinating and engaging lobby experience, including an interactive Artist in Residence piece, an augmented reality booth presented by Microsoft, a hands-on learning experience by TELUS Spark, and an engaging tool for entrepreneurs through the University of Calgary’s Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking.

In addition, there will be a curated art exhibit by Sophia Lebessis’ Transformation Gallery, a visual display of radon in action, and an opportunity to get a 3D scan of yourself by 3D FigurineMe. HipImage will be there to capture all the memories with the Photo Booth, SOS Charging Solutions will be there to keep your phones charged, and ShelfLife will be there with some of your favourite TED authors. Tasty treats will be provided by Fiasco Gelato, SPUD, KIND Snacks, and Hotel Arts.

Be a part of the movement:

Date: June 22, 2018

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons

205 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

If you’re a member of Work Nicer, check out our community slack channel for a special announcement to get your tickets. As of today, we are only 9 days out, so claim your spot now.

This post was co-authored by Jen Roney of Mocha Creative Works and the Work Nicer Team. We like working together.
By | 2018-06-13T20:16:12+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Community Partner|Comments Off on Adjacent Possible