This is a salon (or small-scale event) with 200 people (half adults and
half kids) to take place on November 9th, 2010. This event is leading
up to our large-scale event (with 500+ participants) planned for 2011.
The salon event will comprise over 20 live speakers and performers delivering the talk of their lives in 12 minutes or less, pre-recorded TEDTalks, and other suprises. Some of our speakers will be launching practical Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Projects and actionable Charter for Compassion Projects at the event. These project launches speak to our "challenging assumptions" theme by suggesting that we can ask more of ourselves and others. Alternatively put, we can do more than talk about big crazy ideas, we can experiment with solutions to some of these big ponders and propositions.
The salon will take place at the Canada Agriculture Museum from 12pm-5pm. Outside of the TEDxKids Talk sessions, there will be a mélange of unusual break activities taking place. Things such as speed dating for ideas, a scavenger hunt, magic mud, yoga, snacks, live animal interactions, an electric van, collaborative art installation, and more.
Details for the large-scale event will be release after the TEDxKids@TheHill salon. Stay tuned...