Last weekend, the TED phenomenon came to Montreal in the form of Relentless Curiosity, a TEDxMcGill event. The TEDx program offers communities, individuals and organizations the opportunity to deliver TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDxMcGill attracted nearly 600 attendees, making it the largest TEDx event in North America to-date.
The event was very much in the spirit of TED, a non-profit organization devoted to “Ideas worth Spreading”. It featured a combination of local speakers from the academic community as well as some interesting community speakers. The organizers also aired some select TED talks that fit nicely with the local programming. Ideas discussed throughout the day ranged from stimulating curiosity among managers, through to saving a million lives by spending time online.