Archive for month: August, 2016

5 great TEDx talks on coffee for you to “pour over”

Do you drink coffee? According to a 2015 Gallup poll, 64 percent of adults in the United States drink at least one cup of coffee daily. In global terms, 9,132,060 kilograms of coffee were consumed in 2015. Coffee has become [...]

How to cultivate a happy volunteer team: Advice from veteran TEDx organizers

The key to a great TEDx event? Not just a great stage or great speakers, but great volunteers, making the entire event possible. We asked veteran TEDx organizers Dylan Wilks of TEDxVictoria, Reza Ghiabi of TEDxTehran, Samir Beshry of TEDxYouth@Alexandria and [...]

Spotlight TEDx Talk: What we know about early humans has changed … a lot

What we know about our evolutionary history has changed quite a bit over the years. As data is collected, the story grows and changes, says anthropologist Melanie Chang at TEDxVictoria, and since our early discoveries of now-extinct human species, our [...]

Spotlight TEDx Talk: Should we trust eyewitness testimony?

Elizabeth Brimacombe studies memory. Specifically, the malleability and¬†persuadability of memory, and how someone’s perception of a memory can change under the influence of others. In a talk at TEDxVictoria, the researcher explores how social influence affects eyewitness testimony, from the [...]

5 tips from TEDxVictoria to transform teamwork from stressful to effortless

Putting together a TEDx event is a lot of work, but having a great team can make it seem effortless. TEDxVictoria organizer Dylan Wilks knows this well. Here, his five pieces of advice on building a team that makes planning [...]