Is “home” a concept or a reality? A place to begin from or a place to return to? Is home where the heart is or wherever you say it is? From our home planet to most intimate interactions in home life, TEDxWaterloo 2013 is chasingHOME and what happens when it is lost and found.
March 27, 2013 SOLD OUT
Centre In the Square, Kitchener, Ontario
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm / Home At Last After Party 8 pm – 12 midnight
View photos of the day here!
TEDxWaterloo 2013 Speakers/Performers
Session 1: homeWITHIN 1:00pm
Break (60 minutes) 2:30 pm
Session 2: homeTOGETHER 3:30 pm
Break (75 minutes) 5:30 pm
Session 3: homeBeyond 6:45
Ray Laflamme & Martin Laforest
HOME at Last After Party 8:00 pm
We are looking forward to an unforgettable event, and we hope you are too.
Confirmed Speakers & Performers for TEDxWaterloo 2013: chasingHOME
University of Guelph’s microbial ecologist Emma Allen-Vercoe, along with her Robogut, shows us that the human digestive system is a remarkable repository of vital microbes.
A Canadian economist with a twist, Miles Corak’s passion is using economic principles to examine child rights, poverty, immigration, and social and economic mobility.
A neuroscientist with music on the brain, Jessica Grahn uncovers the connections between music and movement.
Wade Larson is overseeing the building, launching, installing and operating of two live, high-definition cameras onboard the International Space Station.
He is the man behind the missions to Mars. Rob Manning, Chief Engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory, was – and is – responsible for ensuring that the program and the team could successfully land the Curiosity Rover on Mars.
She’s a home handy woman with a quirky attitude and she wears and undershirt. Mag Ruffman is a TV producer, writer, actress and building contractor.
Is Noel Biderman a home-wrecker or a prophet of modern relationships? He’s the CEO of a website designed to enable extramarital affairs – and has 17 million customers.
University of Waterloo’s Chris Eliasmith is a cognitive neuroscientist who has created the world’s largest functional brain simulation.
Renowned pediatric cancer specialist Dr. Mark Greenberg shares his compassionate insights on living, dying and modern medicine.
A particle physicist, Alison Lister is working on the Large Hadron Collider’s ATLAS experiment.
A historian of the emotions, Susan Matt will help explore and explain the loneliness of leaving “home.”
He is an award-winning writer and director with a desire to tell stories about the realities of what home and family means.
This star acrobat ran AWAY from the circus. From the stage of “Canada’s Got Talent” to ours, Aygul will amaze you.
She’s chasing her dream of being an R&B and soul singer. And she’s determined to succeed.
A young slam poet with something to say.
A choreographer and performer who is compelled to transform the ordinary to trigger something…else.