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The Voice

IABC Ottawa’s Premier Programming for Marketers, Communicators, and Creative Advertisers Everywhere

IABC Ottawa’s premier podcast for marketers, communicators, and creative advertisers. Join host Sherry Aske once a month for expert insights and practical tips from some of North America’s leading marketing professionals.

Sherry Aske is a digital storyteller, podcast host, and former CBC Ottawa producer and journalist. She's now working as a communications and social media advisor for the public service.

Apr 1, 2014

This week on The Voice our host Tina Barton sits down with Erin Gee, chief organizer of Ottawa’s TEDxElginSt event this past weekend: Rethink. Rebuild. Erin shares some insights on how to host a TEDx event and talks about best practices when it comes to event planning in general.

She begins by describing what makes TEDx events different from most conferences, so listeners can consider “why TEDx?” (or why not, as the case may be—there are strict requirements, as Tina and Erin discuss). Erin gives listeners an overview of the steps to take to host your own TEDx Talk, and shares some of her lessons learned for boosting community engagement to help shape event success.

Erin isn’t the first, or the last, to host TEDx Talks in Ottawa, there are currently several groups, including: TEDx Carleton,Rideau CanalUOttawa and Gatineau.

If you missed last weekend’s event, you can watch the live stream here:

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