We are very proud to be part of the vibrant community that is blossoming around the Tannery District in Kitchener. We volunteer many hours towards cultivating a vibrant culture within the Waterloo Region community by showcasing technology created in the region and supporting local artists.
For TEDxWaterloo 2011, we co-coordinated the integration of technology and services from the region to make the whole production a showcase of local talent and innovation both on stage and during the intermission:
- The stage display used Christie Digital MicroTiles on loan from the University of Waterloo Canadian Centre for Arts and Technology and content created by Quarry
- The Centre in the Square provided the theater and crew to set up equipment and operate the show
- Conestoga College provided the crew and equipment needed to record and produce the live broadcast of the event and their journalism students produced a great summary of the event by interviewing all the speakers and the exhibitors
- Execulink ensured that we had the proper network connectivity to run the Live Stream broadcast of the show with optimal bandwidth plus a separate network to provide WiFi support for the an audience of 1000 people during the event
- e-Solutions ensured that we had quality post-production of the event recordings to submit to the TEDx Talks YouTube channel
- The University of Waterloo Institute for Quantum Computing brought in 4 quantum computers for people to experience
- University of Waterloo Stratford Institute of Digital Media created an exhibit with Colin Ellard's Virtual Reality Helmet
- GestureTek (founded by University of Waterloo alumni) brought in exhibits of their Cube and their GestTrack3D controller
- The RIM Playbook may a debut appearance during the intermission prior to its public launch
- Media Lab Toronto created a unique Tower of Tweets installation on Christie MicroTiles
- Redwoods Media helped us demonstrate how far our live internet broadcast was reaching during the event
- PostRank set up a display to demonstrate the level of social media engagement generated by TED and TEDx events
- Ben Grossman performed an electronic Hurdy Gurdy Sound-Scape during intermission while Laurie Wonfor Nolan did a painting of him performing and Mad Hatter Technology is now the proud owner of this stunning art piece in support of our local artists.