TEDx coming to Vancouver – who do you want to hear?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx where local, self-organized events can bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event.

As Kris Krug noted on his blog yesterday, a TEDx event is planned for Vancouver sometime this Fall and nominations are open for speakers.

It is very exciting to hear that we have a TED x Vancouver event coming up for the first time. Vancouver (and its surrounding area) is saturated with brilliant innovators and pioneers, especially in the sectors of technology, entertainment and design. This event will hopefully be a great presentation of the amazing people and ideas that are coming out of the Lower Mainland. Nominations are now open for speakers and everyone is welcome to throw the names of their favorite heroes in the hat. Here’s some hardworking, interesting, kind peeps that I think would be great to consider as speakers for the event. Some of these people I know, some I don’t know, but either way they’re doing good work and it’d be rad to hear them speak.

Krug goes on to name his dream list of speakers which included Savage Love’s Dan Savage, Shoemaker John Fluevog, and Yogamaster Eoin Finn.

Who would you like to see speak at TEDx Vancouver? Be sure to nominate them now.