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Impressive speaker list slated for TEDx Victoria

Speakers representing a broad spectrum of ideas, interests and experiences will speak their piece at TEDxVictoria 2013: Emergence next month at the McPherson Playhouse.

From Olympic rower Adam Kreek, whose boat capsized in the Atlantic during an attempted ocean crossing, to former up-and-coming tennis star Rebecca Marino, who put her career on hold to deal with debilitating depression and raise awareness of mental health issues, the roster includes 14 people with “ideas worth spreading,” as per the TED motto.

Each speaker has roughly 18 minutes to get their point across.

No stranger to making a point themselves, improv expert Dave Morriss and spoken word poet Missie Peters will host the Nov. 16 event.

And Kathryn Calder of indie rockers The New Pornographers will provide musical interludes.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $75, available online – along with a speaker list and other information – at tedxvictoria.com or at the McPherson box office, 3 Centennial Sq.

ddescoteau@vicnews.com

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