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TEDwomen, global

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

I spent about two hours at UVic this afternoon, where the Washington DC-based TEDwomen sessions were being live-streamed. I came in for Session 2: Life’s Symphony, featuring (among others) Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook); Mona Eltahawy (journalist); Tony Porter (educator); and Lauren Zalaznick (television exec). I was fortunate to have heard about the live-cast (via […]

Maybe ideas really do have sex. Or something…

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Strange, how ideas and notions sometimes multiply and touch each other in unexpected ways. This morning, I got a Facebook message from my architect friend Elisa Yon – she sent me a pointer to Matt Ridley, who presented at TEDGlobal 2010: The Rational Optimist Matt Ridley says prosperity is “the saving of time while satisfying […]

Gov2.0 and Northern Voice

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Great session this morning at Northern Voice, Gov 2.0 – Politics, Policy and Social Media in Canada: A Multi-Level Exploration, featuring David Eaves as moderator, with Raul Pacheco-Vega, Ian Capstick, Tanya Twynstra, and the most excellent Andrea Reimer. More later, but for now, a couple of images from Andrea Reimer’s presentation. (Did I mention that […]

Northern Voice 2008 — what a blast!

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

This afternoon I returned home from Northern Voice 2008, the 4th annual incarnation of this event. It was the first time I attended, and I had a great time. Learned a lot, met some terrific people, and experienced a really positive geek vibe — if that makes sense. I’ll post more later — probably tomorrow? […]

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