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TEDxSitka 2013: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." --Ralph Waldo Emerson
**Thank you to everyone who helped made TEDxSitka 2013 such a success!**
A big thanks to Roald Simonson for all of his work editing these videos.
Returning by popular demand, TEDxSitka 2013 brought together local and national speakers presenting talks on a variety of topics from our relationship with food to the nature of creativity and the meaning of community. Speakers ranged from Camas Davis, founder of the Portland Meat Collective and Steve Grody, author of “Graffiti L.A.” to award-winning Vietnamese novelist lê thi diem thúy and W.T. McRae, clown and artist-teacher at the New Victory Theater on Broadway. What an inspiring event!
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TEDxSitka 2012--Creativity drives social change
Find out more about the amazing speakers from this event here. Check out the video playlist from 2012 and share your favorite speakers far and wide! Photos are also available, along with a fabulous radio feature with interviews from various speakers that aired on KCAW on July 19th, 2012.
Images by James Poulson
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSitka, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSitka event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TED events revolve around “ideas worth spreading.” Presenters make presentations, always 18 minutes or less, from any and all fields, from calligraphy to benthic oceanography. Presentations are designed to get at the core of an idea and share it in a relatable way that an audience can understand and, ultimately, hopefully, cross-fertilize with knowledge and creativity from their own realms of expertise.