TEDxIsfeldWomen is one of hundreds of TEDxWomen events taking place around the world as part of the TEDxWomen 2012 event being coordinated through The Paley Center for Media in Washington, DC.

Join us at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School, in Courtenay, British Columbia on December 1st for a line-up of speakers live in our theatre as well as speakers live streamed from The Paley Center.


“The Space Between” 
Saturday, December 1st
12 noon- 4:45 pm 
脡cole Mark Isfeld Secondary School 
Courtenay, BC




Check out the amazing speakers coming to the valley to inspire and provoke us:  SPEAKERS

Check out the line up at The Paley Center (note that all times for The Paley Center are EST)  including the culminating event with Eve Ensler which we will be streaming: READ MORE


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THE RISING


TEDxIsfeldWomen will be ending the day with the live streaming of a much anticipated event from award winning playwright, Eve Ensler.



THE RISING is the space between seeing and doing; between knowing and responding; between staying in the dark and seeking the light.
Eve Ensler, Tony award-winning playwright, author of The Vagina MonologuesEmotional Creature, the secret life of girls around the world, and many other books and plays, and founder of VDAY, a movement to end violence against women and girls, is the guest curator for this session. She describes the session this way: 



I am thinking about Leonard Cohen’s line “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
When I think of space, I think of cracks. I think of light and wind. When I think of wind, I think of change. 

When I think of change, I think of rising. 

This session is a call to light, a call to wind, a call to rising. 

It is a rising that comes through the interplay of words, song, humor, images, and the body.

 It is a rising that comes…

When a visionary and brave chief prosecutor determines to enforce laws that protect women all over the world.
When a poet speaks uncomfortable truths in irresistible incantations. 


When a photographer documents the sexual identity of those forced to the margins and sets them free.
When a comedian finds funny in the face of madness and power.


When a singer belts out an anthem and we Dance and Rise because we must, because we can. 




This session brings together a singer, a comedian, a prosecutor, a photographer, and a poet, all of whom are calling up another way of being and seeing, all of whom are part of One Billion Rising, a global campaign that will be revealed at the end of the session and the conference with a call to participate: to RISE and DANCE and SING and SHIFT A GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS.