Get Behind the Power of Ideas! Hamilton, ON - Heard of TED yet? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, an enthusiastic group of Hamiltonian small businesses have combined efforts, along with incredible support from sponsors, to bring forth the very first TEDxHamilton event, taking place on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at McMaster Innovation Park (175 Longwood Road South). The TEDxHamilton committee, including kitestring creative marketing +design, MediaFace, and Training Innovations are excited to be TEDx licensees. Through the help of local sponsors, TEDxHamilton is a free event for those who register online. These local businesses are passionate about "TED", which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design - three broad subjects that are collectively shaping the future of this city and our planet. "The event's theme is Determination," says Chris Farias from kitestring creative marketing +design. "TEDxHamilton's theme is intended to rouse innovative thinking and drive enthusiasm for the city of Hamilton itself." At a TEDx event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. TEDxHamlton began announcing its speaker roster this week and already features some of the brightest innovative thinkers in the area, including child psychotherapist Mary-Jo Land who travels to Afghanistan to help teachers, sustainable architect Eric Nay from Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), and Hamilton's community organizing advocate, Peter Ormond. More speakers will be announced leading up the event. "Our committee has found some local passionate people with ideas worth spreading," says Lisa Bragg from Mediaface. "It's so exciting to know that we're about to experience a coming together of innovative ideas in the spirit of TED at TEDxHamilton." Anyone can register to attend this free TEDxHamilton event at www.tedxhamilton.ca. Check the website for speaker updates, become a fan on Facebook, or follow TEDxHamilton on twitter. TEDxHamilton would like to thank its sponsors to date, who include McMaster Innovation Park, AVW Telav, FastSigns, The Printing House and Marta Hewson Photography. For more information about this event, please contact: Meg Coppolino (e) firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Creative Marketing Assistant (t) 905.296.9575 136 James Street South, Unit 1 (c) 905.730.6116 Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z4
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