TIM AT TED
Tim Morehouse to Speak to Crowd of 400 at TEDxColumbiaCollege Spring Conference
Olympic Silver Medalist Fencer Tim Morehouse will be speaking at the second annual TEDxColumbiaCollege Spring Conference on March 29, 2014. His talk will focus on how he overcame the odds in his Olympic journey and how he is applying those same lessons in his new mission to bring the sport of fencing to millions of children throughout the country.
Also participating will be figure skater Sasha Cohen, artist Lucien Smith, and journalist/entrepreneur Shane Snow, as well as many other thought leaders from a wide cross-section of fields and disciplines, each of whom has made a commitment to something bigger than the self. Examining the question of “Why Commit?” the speakers will all be reflecting on the active engagement that entails dedication to an idea, art form, institution, even another human being. “Why commit?” challenges us to articulate exactly what keeps us going, to find a meaningful path forward, and to make sense of the world and people around us.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Low Library, Columbia University
116th St and Broadway
New York, NY 10027
To purchase tickets for TEDxColumbiaCollege, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxcolumbiacollege-spring-conference-tickets-10762662413
About Tim Morehouse
Olympic Fencer Tim Morehouse is a Silver Medalist and three-time Olympic Team member, as well as an entrepreneur, business consultant, speaker, TV host and author. Dedicated to spreading the power of his sport, Morehouse has spearheaded the growth and development of fencing in the USA through his non-profit foundation, Fencing in the Schools, and innovative tech startup, Morehouse Revolution. Between his school assemblies, national TV appearances and speaking engagements, Morehouse has been able to uplift and educate hundreds of thousands of children and adults nationwide. For more information about Tim Morehouse, visit http://www.timmorehouse.com or http://www.facebook.com/TimMorehouseUSA.
TED is an annual event where the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, independently organized events that bring people together to share in a TED-like experience. At TEDxColumbiaCollege and other TEDx events, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
Was a fun day leading a great team of folks at AIG through a group fencing lesson and then a quick team tournament.
I also got the chance to share with them my Olympic journey and importance of setting Gold Medal Goals.
One of the Canadian newscasters reacting to the Canadian women’s hockey team defeating Team USA in the gold medal game after being down 0-2.
I can only hope that our men’s hockey team will redeem us!
In professional sports like basketball they always debate who would win one-on-one if the legends were to play. Would Michael Jordan beat Lebron James? etc. Since fencings most well-known swordsmen still remain movie characters (we are working on this!) I thought I’d ask the question, who would win in a duel between Yoda and Zorro?
The most creative and fun description of the duel (as determined by me I guess) will get a free fencing hat. (Please note: Yoda would not have use of a light saber since that would be unfair!)
Epic Rap Battles of History has nothing on this! lol I’d love to see someone make this into a video…
Last night Bode Miller captured an Olympic Bronze medal and in the interview following the race, NBC interviewer Christin Cooper, kept pushing questions about Bode’s brother who passed away until he was completely overcome with emotion.
The twitter-verse exploded with reaction. What do you think?