Dan Jacob
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Dan Jacob is a passionate and experienced marketer, event producer and entrepreneur who has worked on planning numerous events and sponsorship activations with such major partners including the National Hockey League, the Canadian Football League and Toronto’s Luminato Festival of Arts & Creativity. He is the Co-Founder and Chief IDIA Guy at IDIA Events, an event management and production company responsible for organizing some of the most well-known conferences and events in the city.

Jacob is also the Co-Chair and Lead Organizer of Canada’s fastest growing ideas conference, TEDxToronto. Since 2009 the conference has grown to a live audience of over 700 people with an online viewership of over 25,000 people and last year during the event, ranked as the #1 trending topic on Twitter in Canada. TEDxToronto has been featured in such media publications as the Globe & Mail, the National Post, Metro News, BlogTO and the Torontoist. This year's event is taking place on Friday September 23 at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning.

Blog Entries by Dan Jacob

Is the Business Conference Dead?

Posted September 22, 2011 | 10:09:33 (EST)

On Sept. 23, I'm helping to organize the TEDxToronto Conference. Our theme this year is "Redefinition."

Conferences are an integral part of modern business. They're intended to facilitate learning, consultation and discussion. And if an employee of yours is attending one, the ultimate objective is usually for that employee...

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The Positive Power of Selfishness

Posted September 19, 2011 | 15:37:55 (EST)

Growing up in Calgary, I witnessed an overwhelming example of the power of volunteerism. At the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, over 10,000 ordinary Calgarians from across the city came together in an unprecedented manner, donating countless hours towards the games. Ostensibly, these volunteers were inspired by a sense of civic...

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