You’ve viewed the YouTube videos, read about the TED experience and wondered if you would ever have the chance to experience TED live, in all its glory. Well, (drum roll) now you sort of do!
Don’t miss opportunity to view the opening night of TED 2016 LIVE for one night only at Silvercity Metropolis theatre on February 15th. The theme for this year’s TED is ‘Dream’. It will be a look at humanity’s toughest challenges, to listen to our greatest thinkers, artists and storytellers. Speakers include composer/musician AR Rahman and writer and producer Shonda Rhimes amongst other inspiring and creative thinkers.
Once upon a time, instead of flowers and candy, you gave your partner the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. And it went a little something like this:
You and your loved one enter the beautiful-restored, historical York Theatre, hand-in-hand. There’s a buzz in the air, an indescribable energy. 250+ guests assemble around you but everyone is friendly; it already feels like an intimate gathering. You take your seats as the lights go down. And then it begins: the speakers’ and performers take the stage one by one.
The talks begin, new ideas are shared and personal stories told. It’s apt that the theme this year is ‘Move’, and the talks and performances touch upon art and underground movements, change, intense emotions, and the physical culture of Vancouver. You find yourself squeezing your partner’s hand when a particular talk hits home. There is laughter, collective ‘whooping’ and maybe some tears (this stuff is nothing if not emotional!). You are pleasantly surprised by how much you participate. During the lunch break, you chat with another couple and find you have a friend in common. Soon, the four of you are getting along like old friends.
At the after-party, there is more mingling, more connections to be made, more new friendships solidified. There is so much to think about, and possibly, big life changes to be made. And you experienced this together.