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Mar 2013 28

TEDx Talk = Great Success!

Posted in In the News, Project Blog by Juvie

Cynthia & Juvie at TEDx

Once upon a time, in TEDx land…

We finally gave our TEDx talk last Saturday, after months and months of preparation. What a crazy roller coaster adventure. In trying to craft just the right talk we pulled our hair out, drank too much coffee, laughed, cried, flipped tables, and lost lots of sleep. We enlisted friends, acquaintances and strangers to help us refine our message. We had multiple work sessions and rehearsals. We drafted several possible versions of the talk, some drastically different than others, and still it just wasn’t quite right. Then Cynthia said one day, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could just start with ‘Once upon a time…’?” To which I replied, “Yes. Yes, it would.” After that, the talk practically wrote itself.

We are so honored to be part of the magical TEDx community now! Michelle Jones and the rest of the TEDXConcordiaUPortland team are absolutely amazing. It was a LOT of fun to be part of this event and to meet the incredible speakers and volunteers.

The video of our talk should be available in a few weeks and, rest assured, we will promptly post the crap out of the link as soon as we can! In the meantime, check out the photos (courtesy of Garrett Downen) in our Photo Gallery.