The event is an open and welcoming venue where people feel empowered to contribute to solving problems as opposed to complaining about them.
The event encourages a diversity of attendees (we’re talking diversity in terms of age, background, profession, etc) because the organizers believe that connecting with people you may not normally interact with can lead to positive breakthroughs.
Everyone is welcome to share an idea because anyone can tackle a challenge and change the world – you don’t have to be an expert!
This sounds like a really great event! It has a very BarCamp-y feel, which has been missing from the Toronto community for the past few years. I would totally go to this if it wasn’t on Wednesday; sadly, I cannot make Wednesday evenings right now.
I’m now both excited and worried about what will happen next.
I, like the thousands of other Torontonians, want to see the truth about Rob Ford exposed, though I’m not a fan of the idea of all of that money going towards Somali drug dealers.
If the tape cannot be purchased, Gawker has stated that the funds would go toward a Canadian charity that helps those with substance abuse problems (such as CAMH), which in my personal opinion, is a worthier cause. That sort of money can really help a lot of people.
Plant-strong & healthy living: Rip Esselstyn at TEDxFremont
Rip Esselstyn, a former firefighter and author of The Engine 2 Diet, advocates a plant-strong diet to combat chronic diseases. Esselstyn inspired his fellow firefighting crew at the Austin Engine 2 station to follow a plant-based diet and dramatically heal their health.