TEDxToronto Unveils Three More Speakers

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, TEDxToronto is unveiling three more speakers as part of its 2012 conference lineup. TEDxToronto 2012 will take place on Oct. 26 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

Vass Bednar, Action Canada Fellow

A self-described "aggressive debater and playful inquisitor," Bednar is designing a Canadian board game that simulates domestic policymaking. A graduate of the University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance, she currently works as the school's Manager of Engagement. Bednar is also an Action Canada fellow, a distinction given to the country's emerging leaders.

Marcelo da Luz, Creator of the Power of One Solar Car Project

Da Luz is the brainchild behind  behind the Power of One social car project. Called "Xof1" for short, it became the first electric vehicle to reach the Arctic, and to cross the longest ice road in the world, using only sunshine as fuel to drive 36,200 km. The project's goal is to promote the use of clean and sustainable energy to benefit mankind and the environment.

Laura Reinsborough, Founder of Not Far From The Tree

Reinsborough is the founder and director of Not Far From The Tree, a fruit-picking program that harvest fruit from the city's trees that would otherwise go to waste. For her work, Reinsborough has been recognized with numerous accolades, including the Gaea Environment Award and a Women of the Earth Award.

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.

Attend TEDxToronto 2012 – apply before September 10th. 

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