Irene's blog

Taking the long view for a longer life

  • Posted on: 16 December 2014
  • By: Irene

Season's Greetings TEDxFlourCity fans!

If you’ve ever wanted to understand what causes heart disease or how it can be prevented, Dr. Irfan Khan of the Buffalo Heart Group is the person to talk to. Dr. Khan specializes in cardiac electrophysiology, the study of disorders of the heart’s rhythm. Sudden Cardiac Arrest, or Sudden Death syndrome, is his main focus, and a major objective of his practice is to spread awareness, increase understanding, and spur preventative action in those at risk, or who know someone at risk, from succumbing to it.

A social disease

  • Posted on: 8 December 2014
  • By: Irene

Good morning Flour City!

The internet is a catalyst for combining the ideas, feelings and energy of billions of people around the globe. This week’s highlighted TEDxFlourCity2014 speaker reminds us of the power we all have to make a difference by reaching out across the ocean of the internet and offering a hand. 

Giving away everything you have

  • Posted on: 30 November 2014
  • By: Irene


Greetings TEDxFlourCity community!

Have you ever: 

  • Used Craigslist's free section?
  • Lent someone your car when you were away?
  • How about participated in a potluck?

If so, you have engaged in a transaction of a sharing economy. M. Andre Primus is helping to increase awareness about Rochester's local sharing economy and explain how you can benefit by getting involved. Read on to find out more…

Ed tech is hot

  • Posted on: 11 November 2014
  • By: Irene

TEDxFlourCity fans, supporters and family…

This blogger apologizes for the long hiatus from posting. The Fall brought changes and a few curveballs, as life sometimes does. But fear not, you have NOT been abandoned. 

Like the Winter wind as it rushes in, it’s time to blow the Fall dust off of the blog and bring you the inside scoop and speaker commentary on the remaining TEDxFlourCity2014 talks.

Welcome back, and check it out:

Playing on the borderline

  • Posted on: 19 September 2014
  • By: Irene

It's Friday TEDxFlourCity Fans!

We hope you have had a great week so far! We had a fun start to the week on Monday September 15 when we hosted our first salon of our salon series this season at Joe Bean! Despite the Festival of Food and other exciting events capturing the attention of our busy city we packed a full house—standing room only spaces included! Stay tuned to the blog later this month for a recap of our “Power of Public Spaces” salon.

This week we highlight another outstanding performance from TEDxFlourCity2014.

Our truth has no gender

  • Posted on: 8 September 2014
  • By: Irene

Happy Fall TEDxFlourCity fans! What are you looking forward to this fall? We're looking forward to bringing in the season with cozy coffee shop talk, and enlightening dicussion at our TEDxFlourCitySalon next week on Wednesday, September 15th. Will we see you there? 

This week we are highlighting the second performance of TEDxFlourCity2014. Check it out:

E-bike your way

  • Posted on: 5 September 2014
  • By: Irene

Hello TEDxFlourCity readers! Welcome to the first week of September. With this mid-July weather happening, there are several weeks yet to enjoy your outdoor sports and end of summer activities. Among the events to add to your calendar this month is the first TEDxFlourCitySalon event in our Salon Series this year! Have you signed up yet?

Unforgettable experiences

  • Posted on: 29 August 2014
  • By: Irene

Hwaen Ch’uqi (pronounced  “hwen”- “chow-kay”) is hoping that after hearing his performance people will be moved. “… I’m not looking for a…sort of a momentary experience, what I’m striving for is some kind of experience that will actually change them for good…”

Music streaming companies can do better: How you can help

  • Posted on: 24 August 2014
  • By: Irene

TEDxFlourCity Readers,

Thanks for checking back with us after a short break from posting. Let's catch up: TEDxFlourCity kicked off our event year on Thursday August 14th with a speaker mixer at Black Button Distilling. Guests enjoyed smooth drinks, bubbly conversation and food for thought and consumption. We are looking forward to the first salon in our Salon Series on September 15. Details here! 

And now without further ado, our next featured TEDxFlourCity2014 speaker: