Drex speaks at TEDxMcGill

Posted November 22nd, 2010 in adventures, inspiration, montreal and tagged , , , , by Mitsy

My husband was invited to be a speaker at TEDxMcGill on November 20th, an event modeled after the annual TED conferences which promote Ideas Worth Spreading (TED = Technology, Entertainment, Design).

Drex started his eighteen-minute talk with some pictures of Sonya. She immediately drew oohs and aahs from the crowd. But then Drex seized everyone’s attention with a very captivating discussion.

What do spoons, cancer cells, ancient roads, and social networks have in common?

Well, in a nutshell, we can learn a lot about an object, not just a simple object like a spoon, but even a very complex object like a biological or social network, based on just its structure. Drex spun a concise and compelling narrative based on his research.¬†Yeah, I’m really proud! It’s been a busy weekend! My mom and sister arrived Saturday evening, too. And tomorrow is my first day of work! I excavated my stethoscope, packed my doctor’s bag, and carefully selected my outfit.

8 Responses so far.

  1. Giggles says:

    Awesome! Congratulations! That certainly sounds like a very interesting subject. I wish I could’ve been there to hear it.

  2. Ivy says:

    i cant wait to watch this – will you let us know when its posted online please?

  3. Chantal says:

    Congrats to Derek on a great talk!

  4. Mitsy says:

    Ivy, I’ll be sure to let you know!

  5. This domain seems to get a good amount of visitors. How do you advertise it? It gives a nice individual twist on things. I guess having something authentic or substantial to say is the most important factor.

  6. Mitsy says:

    Thanks Luciana! Advertising right now is by word of mouth. The blog started as a way to keep in touch with family, but it’s grown into a personal outlet and way to share my ideas. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. George Ciobanu says:

    go Drex!

  8. Mitsy says:

    Hey George! Glad you’re part of his team! :)

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