Dan Jacob

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Embracing the Power of Accessibility: TEDxToronto

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 11:01 AM

In June of 2009, I received a phone call from my friend Tyler. He called to ask if I would be interested in helping him start a new conference in Toronto. The conference would be affiliated with the global ideas brand TED (which stands for Technology Entertainment and Design). As...

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Is the Business Conference Dead?

(2) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 9:09 AM

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

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2011 | 2:37 PM

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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