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Imagine UBC’s most fascinating and engaging students coming together for a day, giving ‘the talk of their lives,’ sharing their ideas and discussing their visions for UBC and the world. Now imagine being there, with students, alumni, faculty, administration, and members of the general public watching this unfold and partaking in the various discussions, and think of all the possibilities that this idea-share holds.
The UBC Terry Project is pleased to again present our student conference, one that focuses on the inspired efforts of the very folks you share classes with.
GOT SOMETHING TO SAY?
The 2011 “TEDxTerryTalks” will be held on November 5th, 2011. Here, students will be given a high profile platform to communicate their passions and desires to an audience of their UBC peers. It essentially borrows a template from a well-established conference known as the TED conference, and modifies it for delivery within the UBC setting.
Here, the general intent is to bring together the University’s “most fascinating (student) thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives.” Under this context, a single day conference would accommodate 8 selected student speakers from a wide range of interests and backgrounds. The talks will be held at the Life Science Institute, where one can engage as many as 350 audience members. The talks will also be video archived for online presentation.
This would provide stimulating content, relevant to a variety of globally relevant issues, and would ultimately foster collaborative efforts and idea sharing amongst the conference attendees. In all, this will strengthen the existing networks responsible for student led initiatives, and in doing so act as a significant catalyst in creating a stronger socially responsible student community.
As well, work is currently under way to also allow for booths and mingling opportunities outside of the actual speaking engagements. These opportunities will be held in an adjacent space - the East Atrium of the Life Science Institute.
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A few logistics for those registered:
1. There is only one door that will be opened at the Life Science Center on the day of the conference. This is the main entrance, which is the door on the SW side of the building on Health Sciences Mall.
2. On site registration (which will essentially revolve around picking up a conference badge near the entrance to the lecture hall) will begin at 9am. At this time, a stand by line for "waitlist" ticket holders will also begin.
Registration will close at 9:45am sharp, we ask that you make every effort to complete this task so that you can be in the lecture hall (LSC 1) by that time. Please bring your original Eventbrite registration email for confirmation purposes.
At 9:45am, we will do an attendee count, and begin allowing folks from the waitlist line to register and enter the talks. This means that those of you with a student/staff/faculty/alumni ticket may lose your spot if you arrive past this 9:45am time point.
2. Although there may be slight adjustments as the date draws nearer, the day's timeline will be as follows:
9:00 - 9:45 REGISTRATION (STAND BY LINE STARTS AT 9:45am)
10:00 – 10:10 TEDx Video & Introductions
10:10 – 10:20 Francis Arevalo, 2nd year Arts - The Power of Speaking Together
10:20 – 10:40 Justin McElroy, 5th year Unclassified - Media & Their Communities: An Evolution in the 21st Century
10:40 – 11:00 Laura Fukumoto, 3rd year Fine Arts - Obesity in Light of the Zombie Apocalypse
11:00 – 11:25 BREAK/COFFEE (East Atrium)
11:25 – 12:25 TED Video
11:45 – 12:05 Paige Zhang, 3rd year Science - HIV: The Story Behind the Stigma
12:05 – 12:25 Richard Kemick, 4th year Arts - Appraising Canada’s Future: Creating Value from Our Past
12:25 – 1:10 LUNCH (East Atrium)
1:10 – 1:30 TED Video
1:30 – 1:50 Hussein Janmohamed, Master of Music - Choral Music: The Road to Harmony and Peace
1:50 – 2:10 Ratib Islam, 6th year Science - Alternative Medicine: Challenging the Language of Insulation
2:10 – 2:35 BREAK/COFFEE (East Atrium)
2:35 – 2:55 TED Video
2:55 – 3:15 Alex Lougheed, UBC Alumni - It’s Time for an Open House in the Ivory Tower
3:15 – 3:35 Laura Bain, 5th year Science - Living with Bipolar Type II
3:35 – 3:45 Francis Arevalo, 2nd year Arts - The Power of Speaking Together
3:45 – 4:00 Housekeeping and Closing
4:00 End of Conference
Catering has been arranged for each break and (with conference badge in hand) will be made available in the adjacent East Atrium (where 20+ student group booth, and general seating can be found). Note that food and drink is not allowed in the lecture hall: as well we encourage you to bring your own mug (although compost friendly cups will be available).
The Terry Project is a cross-faculty program designed to educate undergraduate students on pressing global issues like climate change, poverty, conflict and disease. Recognizing that these problems demand a rich multi-dimensional understanding, our chief aim is to create forums that promote interdisciplinary dialogue between students of the humanities and students of the life sciences.
By hosting a prominent speakers series, organizing a TEDx student conference, offering an interdisciplinary academic course, and fostering a vibrant online community, we inspire students across disciplines to come together to discuss issues of global import.
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