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Forging Ideas and Taking Action

Thinking beyond

If you’re like us, you’ve spent the last few weeks wondering when life will return to normal. And when it does, what will life look like? While the future may remain uncertain, one thing we can rely on is our ability to reflect, communicate and maybe even take action in our global communities.

In this week’s playlist, we highlight the possibility of forging ideas and taking action during this time. Whether you are creating music from the sounds in your home, or joining a global, collective hackathon – your actions reach others. We hope these talks reinforce that you have the power to shape an idea and mold it into reality during this crisis.

On behalf of all of us at TEDxToronto we hope that everyone remains healthy, safe and happy during this time. We are thinking of you.

Rita Zurbrigg
Curator & Speaker Coach


Our shared humanity

Our shared humanity.


Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz Your body was forged in the spectacular death of stars
Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

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This one may forever change how you look at the night sky. A beautiful journey of the stars that reminds us that we’re all connected by their birth, death and rebirth.


Overcoming adversity

Overcoming adversity.


Marko Russiver A global hackathon to take on the coronavirus pandemic
Marko Russiver

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Looking to put your skills to use to fight the pandemic? Consider joining The Global Hack, a virtual hackathon designed to rapidly develop solutions to the coronavirus crisis.


Lightness and wonder

Lightness and wonder.


Meklit Hadero The unexpected beauty of everyday sounds
Meklit Hadero

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Imagine the possibility that day-to-day sounds, from the hum of the fridge to the honk of a car horn, are the starting point for melody and music.


Personal growth

Personal growth.


Michele Wucker Why we ignore obvious problems — and how to act on them
Michele Wucker

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How does our perception of control impact our ability to take action? The way we perceive ourselves can influence the problems we choose to see as worthy of being solved.

Be sure to check back next week for more curated content from our TEDxToronto community.

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