As part of their programming, many TEDx events often intersperse TEDxTalks with stage performances and technical demonstrations, or “demos.” For our 2013 conference, we believe TEDxToronto has selected performers and demos that not only complement the stellar lineup of speakers we have secured, but that will hope will be just as inspiring for our delegates and viewers, provoking discussion and action.
They consist of “The Godfather of Canadian Hip Hop,” an award-winning indigenous dance performance company, a rock icon, mechatronic engineers, and the man who performed the first long distance telementoring neurosurgery in the world.
Regarding the three performers booked in for the event, Afshin Mousavian, chair and co-organizer of TEDxToronto, says that “performances like the ones you’ll see at TEDxToronto 2013 are another way to generate an emotional reaction, stimulating conversation and potentially acting as a catalyst for change.”
Afshin went on to say: “the kinds of technical demos we’ll see on stage offer a bit of a sneak peek at technologies of the future that are being realized today. We’re proud that some of the world’s best and brightest are from Canada, and we’re thrilled that these change makers have chosen to join us for TEDxToronto 2013.” The performers and demos are:
Performer: Maestro Fresh Wes
Actor, Author, Rapper
@MaestroFreshWesPerformer: Red Sky
Red Sky Performance
@redskyconnectPerformer: Matthew Good
Musician@mattgoodDemo: Thalmic Labs
Thalmic Labs will be represented by Stephen Lake, Matthew Bailey, and Aaron Grant
@thalmicDemo: Dr. Ivar M. Mendez
Fred H. Wigmore Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery – University of Saskatchewan
As well, the TEDxToronto Official After Party Ticket Sales are NOW OPEN. It will, as always, be one Toronto's key social events of the season, extending a day of conversation into an evening of inspiration. Where delegates, speakers and the public will mingle with the city’s most dynamic individuals, create new connections, and experience the awe inspiring night TEDxToronto has in store.
Please note we encourage you to buy your ticket as soon as possible as they do sell out quickly.
Finally, stay tuned to TEDxToronto.com and also to social channels over the next few weeks for more information on live streaming and our Satellite event.
The TEDxToronto Organizing Committee