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December 03, 2011

Every extraordinary action stemmed from an ordinary person
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…and they all have a story to tell. As we noted in our story of how we selected our theme, becoming extraordinary is a continual process and we want to share that process with you. Beginning Saturday, December 10, TEDxConcordiauUPortland will begin publishing a series of stories on extraordinary people from our 2011 event, “think.inspire.go”, to update you on what new and exciting things they have been doing since then or how that event inspired them to seek their own extraordinariness. We are also excited to begin telling you about the extraordinary people and organizations that we will be partnering with for our upcoming March 31, 2012 event “becoming extraordinary”. These will be stories that are meant to inspire us and show us that becoming extraordinary really does stem from an ordinary person and that potential lives inside all of us. Join us on Saturdays in the process of “becoming extraordinary”.

Sean Wheaton

Sean Wheaton is a teacher and writer who lives in Portland, OR. He’s a lover of ideas both big and small, and he is thrilled to be a part of this year’s TEDxConcordiaUPortland planning team. He’s one of several storytellers who will be sharing write-ups, interviews, and perspectives on the many extraordinary people from our surrounding community.