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On Thursday March 3rd 2011, I got a chance to experiance TedXWaterloo – an amazing event that was designed to expose people to new ideas, new connections and the uncharted. While the topics of the talks ranged from space medicine research, to new forms of musical genius, to full body immersive virtual reality and so much more, the theme was ever-present. Personally – not only was the concept inspirational but it also exposed me to some amazing people and organizations in the community, and around the world, who came out to the event.
The uncharted – the uncharted is a course many of our artisans take – when they choose to explore the possibility of economic development through their handicrafts. Can their age-old tradition or local source of pride become something bigger for them? A glimmer of hope to a more sustainable future?
The uncharted – the uncharted is a course many of the organizations and charities we work with – who are trying to change the world though unconventional means.
The uncharted – we are excited to continue pursuing this as we venture further into the world of sustainable fashion and social entrepreneurship. In the meantime, thank you for the amazing experience TedXWaterloo!
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