Video: Canadian comedian Sabrina Jalees will take the stage at TEDxToronto on October 2nd to talk about the intersection of sexuality and comedy and how coming out changed her career.
Video: A cosmologist who has journeyed to the ends of the earth for a clearer view of the universe, Prof. Keith Vanderlinde joins TEDxToronto as a speaker this October 2nd, 2014.
Delegate applications open until September 4th
TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - With the deadline to apply as a delegate
fast approaching, TEDxToronto is giving potential applicants yet
another reason to get their applications in with the revelation of
another exciting round of speakers for its sixth annual ideas
conference. The city's brightest and most innovative thinkers will take
the stage on October 2nd, 2014 at the Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall.
"This year's diverse lineup of speakers promise to provoke and inspire,"
said Melody Khodaverdian, Co-Chair of TEDxToronto. "This conference is
about building a community around ideas worth spreading. We're looking
forward to bringing together Toronto's most visionary and
forward-thinking perspectives and driving forward a conversation that
we hope will extend beyond the conference itself."
Joining the eight previously announced speakers and performers speaking
to TEDxToronto's "Relentless Pursuits" theme will be:
Sabrina Jalees: After decades of silence, Sabrina Jalees came out to her Muslim family.
It was an experience that would ultimately shape her career, public
persona and unique brand of comedy. A successful comedian, actor,
keynote speaker and writer, Sabrina has toured North America, England
and South Africa as well as played the prestigious Just For Laughs
Festival. She is the Gemini and International Emmy nominated host of
YTV's In Real Life and can currently be seen on Much Music's Video On Trial, Comedy Network's Match Game and in the US, MTV'S Failosophy and VH1's Best Week Ever.
Tarik Sayeed: Tarik Sayeed's fascination with gesture recognition technology led him
to leave a successful career in IT to launch BabyTaxi, a start-up
company that builds software to translate American Sign Language into
corresponding text and voice. He previously held several leadership
roles in companies such as JumpTV, Comcast and First West Credit Union.
Tarik studied at NJIT, the University of Waterloo, and has a leadership
certification from MIT.
Jamil Jivani: As a high school student struggling with his grades, Jamil Jivani never imagined meeting anyone from Yale, much less
attending the prestigious Ivy League school himself. Now a graduate of
Yale Law School, York University and Humber College, he is an articling
student at Torys LLP and founder of the Policing Literacy Initiative.
Jamil formerly worked as a consultant for businesses and charities
across Canada. His community involvement in Toronto includes serving on
the Board of Directors of the Children's Aid Society of Toronto.
Keith Vanderlinde: A cosmologist who has journeyed to the ends of the earth to better
understand the science of the universe, Prof. Keith Vanderlinde is
based at the University of Toronto, where he develops astrophysical
instrumentation and studies the Large Scale Structure of the Universe.
Keith works with data from the South Pole Telescope and is part of the
team building the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment
(CHIME), the first new research telescope to be built on Canadian soil
in almost 40 years.
Previously announced speakers include Adam van Koeverden, Nav Bhatia,
Colin Boyd Shafer, David Fleet, John Cruickshank, Rachel Parent, Margot
Taylor and local performers, Choir! Choir! Choir! (Photos of the speakers are available upon request.)
Deadline for Delegate Applications Approaching
Those interested in attending TEDxToronto as a member of the audience
can visit TEDxToronto.com to submit an application before September 4th. Submissions are evaluated based solely on the information provided on
the application form. Conference organizers seek enthusiastic
applicants who are committed to attending the event and motivated to
share ideas worth spreading with the community outside of the
Applications will be accepted until Thursday, September 4th at 11:59 p.m. There is an attendance fee of $150.
Stay tuned for more updates as the speaker and performance lineup will
be finalized next month.
To learn more about the conference and previously announced speakers,
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Video with caption: "Video: A cosmologist who has journeyed to the ends of the earth for a clearer view of the universe, Prof. Keith Vanderlinde joins TEDxToronto as a speaker this October 2nd, 2014.". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20140827_C7995_VIDEO_EN_42551.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20140827_C7995_PHOTO_EN_42551.jpg&clientName=TEDx%20Toronto&caption=Video%3A%20A%20cosmologist%20who%20has%20journeyed%20to%20the%20ends%20of%20the%20earth%20for%20a%20clearer%20view%20of%20the%20universe%2C%20Prof%2E%20Keith%20Vanderlinde%20joins%20TEDxToronto%20as%20a%20speaker%20this%20October%202nd%2C%202014%2E&title=TEDX%20TORONTO%20%2D%20Third%20Round%20of%20Speakers%20for%20TEDxToronto%20Announced&headline=Third%20Round%20of%20Speakers%20for%20TEDxToronto%20Announced
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