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Conference Saturdays: The ascension of the President

Mark Forsyth is the author of The Etymologicon, the London Sunday Times number one bestseller based on his “Inky Fool blog, which contained daily articles on words, rhetoric, poetry, but most of all etymology and the strange and often ludicrous stories behind familiar words.”

At TEDxHousesofParliament this past June, Mr. Forsyth told the story behind the ascension of President from demeaning placeholder to a title of stature.

Featured image: Mark Forsyth’s bio photo for TEDxHousesofParliament.


About the Author:

Mark Blevis is a digital public affairs strategist and President of, an integrated digital communications, public affairs and research company. His work focuses on the role of digital tools and culture on issues and reputation management. He also leads research into how Canadian opinions are shaped through online content and interactions.