- Ever wonder what its like to be a bear? Dr. Martyn Obbard shares the ecological and evolutionary drivers in a year in the life of a bear.
- Learn the power of the map on the users' experience with Jeffrey McMurtrie. Explore the puzzle of the map-making process, including the integration of new content from multiple sources.
- Head to the interior more often and for longer! Kevin Callan encourages you to get out and explore.
And here's more info on our speakers:
Kevin Callan (a.k.a. The Happy Camper): Kevin is the author of fifteen books, including the best selling “The Happy Camper”, a popular series of paddling guides, and the most reviewed “Wilderness Pleasures: A Practical Guide to Camping Bliss”. On a regular basis, he presents across North America and has been a key speaker at major outdoor events for over 25 years.
Kevin is also a frequent guest on radio and television, is a field editor and blogger for Explore magazine and is a columnist for CanoeRoots Magazine. He has hosted several television and film projects and is a frequent host on a number of morning television and radio shows. Callan is a winner of five National Magazine Awards and three film awards was bestowed the honour of Patron Paddler for Paddle Canada.
If that's not enough to convince you to apply to attend, here are some blog reports from people who attended last year, along with our own recap of the event:
Algonquin Outfitters - http://algonquinoutfitters.com/blog/agonquin-outfitters/tedx-algonquin-park-2012-invested/
Trail Swag - http://trailswag.ca/2012/9/7/trail-swag-reports-tedxalgonquinpark-2012
Algonquin Adventures - http://www.network54.com/Forum/352882/thread/1347068878/last-1347279817/Back+From+TEDx+Algonquin+Park!
TEDxAlgonquinPark - http://tedxalgonquinpark.blogspot.ca/2012/10/the-tedxalgonquinpark-experience.html
You can only attend if you apply and applications close August 2, so hurry and apply now! If you're not sure yet if you'll be available on September 5, apply anyhow. You can always decline if you're accepted, but if you don't apply your opportunity will be gone forever! (Spaces are limited...thus the need for applications.)
We hope to see you in September!