Announcing Five More Speakers for TEDxToronto

One of the youngest-ever TED speakers ever will take the stage this October, along with a celebrity chef, an advocate for in vitro meat and "The Woman Who Changed Her Brain."

We're pleased to announce five more speakers from our lineup for TEDxToronto 2012, which will take place on Oct. 26 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

Ryan and Cassandra Creighton, President of Untold Entertainment Inc., and Student

This father-daughter duo created Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure, an endearing video game that has charmed fans the world over. Cassandra is the model for her father’s conviction that kids should be taught to use technology from a young age to create, entertain and inspire.

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, Director of Arrowsmith Program

Described as "the Helen Keller of neuroplasticity," Arowsmith-Young developed brain exercises to lift the fog of her own learning disabilities. She founded the Arrowsmith School, a program that has been implemented in 40 schools worldwide.

Isha Datar, Author of "Possibilities for an vitro meat production system"

As the author of “Possibilities for an in vitro meat production system," Canada’s only scientific investigation into cultured meat, Datar's work has contributed to the development of Canada’s first in vitro meat lab at the University of Alberta. She is an advocate for the responsible use of science to contribute to food security.

Susur Lee, Chef and Top Chef Master

From his beginning as a 16-year-old apprentice at Hong Kong’s elegant Peninsula Hotel, Lee has now become a culinary force and Top Chef Master. Balancing the epicurean traditions of China with the classical techniques of French cuisine, Lee is known to improvise a daring and original culinary aesthetic.

We’re positive you won’t be disappointed by these speakers, who will speak on the theme of ALCHEMY – the magical process of taking ordinary common elements, usually of little value, and combining them to make something extraordinary, of great value. Join us in welcoming this group of talented Torontonians to TEDxToronto 2012.

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