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Video playlists for the following conferences/talks online at www.TEDxShelburneFalls.com 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

19 November 2016 VIDEO from TEDxShelburneFalls: Body of Knowledge conference

CURATOR'S STATEMENT The Body of Knowledge conference is a culmination of 3 years of planning. Even before the 2013 show hit the stage, I knew the theme of the next conference. Speakers were quick to commit to an autumn 2014 date and the bill was nearly complete when the miracle of all miracles graced my life. After 8 years of improvisation and planning, science and prayers, Eóghan made us quick parents. Of course I could run the show with a 2 month old en tow! Guided by the voices of reason, I postponed the event until 2015. The bill changed somewhat, but it was full speed ahead through the summer and fall, with a Nov. 2015 date on the calendar. As my baby grew in leaps and bounds, so did my “first born;” TEDxShelburneFalls was growing out of its venue and required a change. At the 11th hour, another postponement. Enter Mohawk Regional School and Falls Cable. With forward thinking and flexibility, we happily assume our place in West County’s bastion of learning; where Buckland resident Mary Lyon first began schooling girls in the 1800’s and founded the worldwide model of higher education for women. Apropos, no?

With a fresh bill of speakers and ideas for our time, we present this body of knowledge to you today. You are called to witness these stories, these perspectives, and critically consider their place in your life, in your community. You will be challenged. You will hear ideas you agree with, and some you don’t. Growth and progress is not always easy. Expectations do not always manifest as planned. We are resilient. We improvise. With loving hearts and focused intentions, we forge a future of possibility in earnest as we find or create answers.

I hope you enjoy hearing about the ideas your neighbors - on, behind, and in front of the stage – have to share with you, whether you agree with them or not. A cultured mind is an open mind. Thank you all for your energy, your inquisitiveness, and your support through this grand experiment.

Stacy Kontrabecki, Organizer & Curator
19 November 2016
http://www.TEDxShelburneFalls.com
CURATOR'S STATEMENT The Body of Knowledge conference is a culmination of 3 years of planning. Even before the 2013 show hit the stage, I knew the theme of the next conference. Speakers were quick to commit to an autumn 2014 date and the bill w...
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