Bringing TED to my Windsor Essex Community is very important to me. A mentor introduced me to TED in 2006. As I explored the eclectic data base of information, I realized I was home. The best way I heard it described was ‘for intellectually hungry’. My first opportunity to host a TEDxWindsor event was last year on December 8th. It was a last minute opportunity which gave us 8 days to put it together. The BUZZ of this first event was magical so we decided to do it again on March 2nd in conjunction with TED’s 2011 theme – Rediscover Wonderment. What better way to discover wonder than to be part of a creative atmosphere. Our Art Gallery of Windsor seemed the most logical choice. As a teacher who tests boundaries, we decided instead of our guests just viewing art, lets make them part of it. Cue FLASH MOB.
We wanted to make it clear that in order to truly be creative, we needed to step out of our comfort zone. I haven’t taught a ‘live’ fitness class in 4 years. Rehearsing for this event gave me a reason to not only do it again but do it a way that also proved to me and my guests that I had NO FEAR of the FUTURE. Healthy living in 2011 requires an open-minded intellectual approach. Thank you Sanja Frkovic for a well written article on the piece. The emails I received after the event were incredible. I believe we left changed for the better. My warmest thanks to everyone who played a role in making this event brilliant!