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Mike Troxel at TEDxArendal

Mike Troxel started Vision skatepark in Kristiansand, and is the visionary behind Flipside Camp in Farsund. He moved to Kristiansand from Chicago a few years ago with his family.

He has some interesting views on the art of catching the «Microsoft-moment». That moment when the opportunity is there for us to make a difference and bring a change. These moments that are much clearer in retrospect, and are the chances we all wish we’d taken… As Mike says, «Today everybody needs papers for everything in Norway (and the rest of the world), but one can definitely make a difference without papers! His core values are to release (or unleash) creativity and talent in youth subcultures by creating spaces where their passions are taken seriously.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Year: 2013

From album: TEDxArendal

Produced by: GRID-Arendal

Tags: Arendal Norway promotional video TEDxArendal

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