Attendees traveled from 65 countries to TEDActive this year, from South Korea to Sudan, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco. With them, they brought small gifts to share from their hometown, for the second annual TEDActive Gift Exchange, organized by the attendees themselves. Below are just a few treasures being carried home by lucky recipients this year.
Vitiya Pou received these very patriotic Lone Ranger goodies from the great state of Texas.
Mary Sikora received love-themed paintings and cards from Loveland, CO, aka the Sweetheart City, brought by Loveland local Ingrid Bush. For her contribution, Mary brought Caltech pajamas (in honor of her event, TEDxCaltech) for Thursday pajama day at TEDActive.
Sharen Scott was lucky enough to get some local jams, chocolate, alcohol and sardines all the way from Portugal!
Wendy Wallbridge gifted Damon Brown this fun, cozy hat from Palo Alto, California. It’s been keeping him warm all week! Damon gifted a lucky someone a purple scarf which he crocheted himself on the plane ride to Whistler!