• TEDxStouffville 2016
    April 16, 2016

    Sometimes, to find answers and solutions, it is not a matter of seeking truth. Perhaps it’s a matter of finding a new perspective. Prepare to be delighTED by these gifTED speakers at the 2016 TEDx Stouffville event. It promises to be a mix of ideas to challenge you. Just when you thought you knew what food preparation was all about, meet Chef Francois, a powerful chef from Stouffville. Is a sustainable and accessible food system for everybody a possibility? Let Debbie Field, of Toronto’s Food Share, dish out some ideas to digest. Look again, with new eyes, at the issue of anti-bullying with Carol Todd of Vancouver. Sit with compassion to hear Naheed Dosani speak of palliative care, and Tim Huff, author and advocate for the vulnerable and disadvantaged of Toronto. Discover entrepreneurial insights not only for your work, but for your life, with Harry James. Join us at Tedx Stouffville 2016

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    About TEDxStouffville

    Long before the thought of organizing TEDxStouffville occurred to them, co-organizers Dr. Jane Philpott and Dr. Eileen Nicolle knew they were onto ideas worth spreading.

    As family doctors passionate about global health at Health for All Family Health Team at Markham Stouffville Hospital, Jane and Eileen were in charge of developing a curriculum to teach global health and cultural competence to a group of University of Toronto family medicine residents, one of the first educational curricula of its kind. Thus, Global Health Lunches were born, a weekly series of expert guest speakers who spoke passionately and eloquently on topics of deep personal interest to them.

    The talks educated and inspired not only the family medicine residents but other health professionals, the medical clinic staff and others at the hospital who attended. What's more, Jane and Eileen found that though the topics almost always related to global health, the recurring themes of social justice, international development, human rights and care for the environment resonated with people across many diverse disciplines.

    Jane and Eileen were hard at work trying to come up with a way to record these talks to share with a wider audience when it was suggested to them that they host a TEDx event. They were thrilled with the idea of becoming part of such an energizing movement. The TEDxStouffville committee, a collaboration between Health for All Family Health Team, Markham Stouffville Hospital, the University of Toronto and residents of the town of Whitchurch Stouffville, is excited and looking forward to sharing ideas with the world.

    About TEDx, x = independently organized event

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

    About TED

    TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

    The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

    Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.