Here are excerpts from the bios of the production team for TEDx’s execrable April Event. Cringe-makingly named “Brother can you spare a paradigm? Making the quantum leap”, it will be forever be known as “WooFest” (see my posts here and here).
These come from a comment by alert reader Jon H, and include half of the eight people involved in organizing the TEDx event. Their “qualifications” are perfect!
TEDx West Hollywood “Coordinator” bio: ” I was on camera for the pledge drive showing of my crop circle documentary, What On Earth?, on a Colorado PBS station”. [JAC note: the "documentary" suggests that crop circles are made not by humans, but by some advanced technology, e.g., aliens.]
“Co-coordinator and web designer” bio: “I am the author of The Miracle Makers Club – Live The Prosperous and Soul-Filled Life That You Deserve Today, Make Your Life A Miracle, and Keys To Building an Amazing Practice for Chiropractors.”
“Broadcast Technical Producer/Director” bio: “She produced and directed Flipping the Joy Switch, Teaching Corporate America the Law of Attraction, and Vermont Bio Fuels, spotlighting cutting edge research on corn.”
Cyrene produced and sound engineered Multi-Dimensional You: Exploring Energetic Evolution, an audio book, and currently is working on an audio book series, Elliot: The Return to Roswell.”
“Team Member” bio: “Currently she is with Evolve the Planet Foundation as its event coordinator and curriculum specialist. Paramahansa Jagadish, The Master of Spiritual Transformation and Healing, founded the organization to raise consciousness around the world and to heal the planet and all living beings.”
Crop circles made by aliens? Chiropractic? Roswell? Master of Spiritual Transformation?
With organizers like that, is it any wonder that TEDx West Hollywood is a parade of New Age-y woomeisters and spiritual cheerleaders? Quantum leap, my tuchus!
Somebody at TEDx should start looking at what their affiliates are producing—fast.