TEDxToronto 2011 Conference Performers

With only 4 short days until TEDxToronto 2011, we’re counting down and getting excited. Aside from the fourteen amazing speakers we have lined up, we’re also thrilled about the ten innovative, thought-provoking and entertaining performers we have scheduled.

They are as follows:

 

Dr. Draw www.drdraw.ca   @realdrdraw

Eugene Draw is the electric violinist & front man of his music collective, Dr. Draw. His energetic performances have been witnessed the world over. This winter he is releasing his fifth album titled “Young Romance.”

Drasko V + two musicians
www.drasko-v.com   @drasko_v

Drasko is an award-winning music producer and sound designer. Drasko created audio content for brands and agencies such as: Smirnoff, NBA, NHL, NFL, Paul Frank, SoBe, Teletoon, Saatchi & Saatchi, LG, and others.

Farhan Thawar www.xtremelabs.com   @fnthawar

Named one of “Toronto’s Top 25 Most Powerful People In 2010,” Farhan is a well-known and respected figure in the city’s tech community. Before Xtreme, Farhan held the positions of Chief Software Architect at I Love Rewards.

Gadfly + cellist
www.gadfly.ca   @GadflyFam

Gadfly focuses on studying, researching and creating movement at the junction where urban dance styles (House dancing, Hip Hop, B-Boying) and other praised genres (Jazz, contemporary) collide and tune together.

Made Wade http://www.youtube.com/madewade

M.A.D.E. W.A.D.E. – Masterfully Articulate Dope Emcee With A Diabolical Ego. From boom bap to battle rap, this MC has smacked audiences upside the head with strong performances on both local and international stages.

Truth is… http://www.myspace.com/truthisellipsis    @truthisellipsis

Truth Is… A poet, a writer, a motivational speaker & an educator. In addition to slams & performances across Canada & the U.S., Truth Is… has headlined several conferences focused on social equity, gender equality, and youth motivation.

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