Partner at Concept7.ca | Co-Founder & license holder of TEDxToronto conference
Looking back on the past six years, the team is often asked how we managed to grow a simple 100-person event organized in just eight weeks to a 1,000+ person conference, streamed to thousands more online, which has become the most watched TEDx event in Canada and one of the largest in the world.
The word "conference" has developed bit of a bad reputation as of late. CEOs and community organizers have begun to think of the word "conference" as being synonymous with "boring," "tedious" or "unoriginal." And they're right.
09/22/2011 09:09 EDT
While I believe one needs to have altruistic tendencies to commit to a volunteer position, I just as firmly believe that some of the most awe-inspiring and powerful examples of volunteerism are often rooted in selfish motives. I believe this because I have witnessed it firsthand.
09/19/2011 02:38 EDT
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