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TEDxUWO - Ed Jernigan - Just zip up your life jacket and keep paddling

Ed shares lessons learned over 40 years of helping young people find and follow their passions. Often our life's passion emerges over a lifetime of doing what we feel good about doing and is clear only in retrospect. Getting there is like a river trip--we begin by following our guides as we explore what interests us--in Ed's case it includes working across disciplines, working with small groups of like minded people dedicated to a common purpose, and teaching. Eventually, we become guides in turn, advising those who follow to zip up their life jackets and keep on paddling. TEDxUWO is the official TEDx conference for The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. The theme of this inaugural conference was Own Your Passion. A total of 200 spots were reserved for audience members, while thousands more across the country joined via satellite locations and live video stream. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
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