TEDaholics rock Toronto!

Idea sharing from leading edge thinkers & doers in Toronto? Check.

Peak neuronal activity & surge in inspiration? Check.

ODing on the best chocolate in town & amazing after-party? Check.

Bonding with like-minded TED addicts & forging amazing connections? Invaluable!

As one of the select 100 attendees, I’m still riding the high from the first ever TEDxToronto event, held on Sep 10, 2009 at the Theatre Passe Muraille. It was a privilege and delight!

The masterminds behind the show, Paul Crowe and Tyler Turnbull (with the help of an awesome organizing committee) pulled off what we’re all hoping is an annual celebration of ideas and ode to the TED Conference.

For those who might be new to it, TED talks provide a platform for the greatest visionaries and thinkers across disciplines to come together and share brilliant insights that are literally shaping our collective futures. Driving this amazing gathering is the belief that “there is no greater force for changing the world than a powerful idea”.

 The theme for TEDxToronto “What’s Next?” elicited a whole spectrum of responses as diverse as the speaker list.