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TEDxBowValleyCollege – Kintsugi: Perfectly Imperfect. Registration open!

  • TEDxBowValleyCollege – Kintsugi: Perfectly Imperfect. Registration open!

The following blog post was written by Tahira Ebrahim, Centre Liaison Officer at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.  

Now that Fall semester is well underway, here at the Intercultural Centre plans are coming together for this November's TEDxBowValleyCollege. 

TEDx is a satellite program of the renowned annual TED conference. Bow Valley College (College) has hosted an independently organized event since 2014 (Connections) followed by 2015’s Histories and Possibilities and 2016’s Divergence. Now a hallmark event for the College’s Intercultural Centre, 2017 is the fourth annual TEDxBowValleyCollege.

Working with the TEDx principles to spark conversation and connection, the Intercultural Centre presents the annual event with an aim to engage our campus with the ever-changing nature of our local and global world.

The two-hour speaker series welcomes the College community – faculty, staff, and students alike – to attend this dynamic session presenting five talks addressing a wide range of topics that all connect to this year’s theme: kintsugi.

Kintsugi is a 15th-century Japanese art form that focuses on transformation, on embracing imperfections, and on finding beauty in unexpected places. As both an art form and a philosophy, kintsugi reflects the concept that acceptance of change is a fundamental aspect of the human experience while expressing an appreciation for resourcefulness in navigating that change.

The idea that there is beauty in the imperfect is woven through each of the 2017 TEDxBowValleyCollege talks that include universal design in education, financial management, difficult conversations with ourselves and with others, and gender equality in an African nation.

As in past years, TEDxBowValleyCollege is sure to spark conversation and give the audience much to reflect on personally and professionally. Register for your ticket today

Event details
  • Date: Thursday, November 23
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Location: N231, North Campus

TEDxBowValleyCollege is free to attend and open to all College faculty, staff, and students.