I've had the privilege of serving as the Technical Coordinator for TEDxBGU since 2011.

Below are a selection of exemplary talks that have come out of that annual conference.

"Step By Step: The Idiot’s Guide To Surviving A Machete Attack" by Kay Wilson

Kay Wilson has known prolonged and horrendous terror at a depth that most will never know, yet she refuses to let this event destroy her life. Her story is one that will inspire all to discover what it really means to live life to the full and how against all odds it is possible to find hope in the darkest of places.

"Contact Improvisation: An Intuitive, Non-Verbal and Intimate Dialogue" by Itay Yatuv

Artistic director of the Hakvutza Dance School in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Itay has been practicing and internationally teaching Contact Improvisation for over 10 years to professional and amateur dancers. He trained as a contemporary dancer in New York, Italy and Israel. Choreographing independently, Itay has lead many international projects of improvisational performances.

"Don't Give Up on the Fun" by Or Barnett

After being diagnosed with a learning disability as a child, Or Barnett had an profound experience with a child therapist who utilized gaming to help focus his energy and anchor him in the learning process. Into his adult life, Or remained connected to gaming and invested the job of "Gameologist" and works to create results-oriented games on a professional level.

"The Recycling of Garbage Mountain" by Dr. Martin Weyl

In this inspiring talk, Dr. Martin Weyl shares his story of helping build Park Ariel Sharon, an urban waste dump that was transformed into an elegant park and ecological education center outside of Tel Aviv, Israel.