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  • Announcing the TEDxToronto 2016 Conference Theme // Speaker and Performer Nominations Open

    • April 19, 2016
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    Our world is filled with symbols and signals; some are overt, such as speech, text and gestures – and some are less obvious, such as patterns, icons and social cues – all helping us to communicate and navigate our lives. Symbols drive you to wonder, while signals lead you to wander.

    Introducing TEDxToronto 2016: Symbols + Signals

    Symbols and signals provide information that guides our actions, our feelings and our choices. Often, we are oblivious to these inputs, yet they influence our daily decisions, and help us provide clarity to others. Symbols and signals can be traced back to the very first cave drawings, and have evolved with us over time to become a universal language that we share across the entire human species. Every aspect of life on this planet can be translated to a symbol or a signal, invoking our curiosity and serving as a catalyst for understanding.

    At TEDxToronto, we aim to shine a light on the talent that lies within our communities, and the big ideas that exist among us. We are inviting you to nominate speakers and performers to take the stage at our 2016 conference. Nominations can be submitted here until May 8, 2016, at 11:59pm.

    Stay updated on all our announcements by following us on Twitter (@TEDxToronto), Facebook (TEDxToronto), and Instagram (@TEDxToronto) – or sign up here to receive e-mails from us directly.

  • Introducing the TEDxToronto 2016 Organizing Committee

    • April 18, 2016
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    TEDxToronto is proud to introduce the 2016 Organizing Committee: the team responsible for bringing TEDxToronto to life. Bringing forth skills across design, culture, marketing and entertainment, this group of talented professionals is dedicated to curating a memorable and inspiring conference day at Koerner Hall, Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, on October 27th, 2016.

    Andrea Sampson – Co-Chair

    Lisa Trudeau – Co-Chair

    Emma Truax – Project Manager

    Nick Kindler – Director of Programming

    Dalia Haimen – Director of Marketing

    Kate Clegg – Director of Logistics

    Carly Klinkhoff – Director of Partnerships

    Afshin Mousavian – Board Member

    Negin Sairafi – Board Member

    Allison Hunt – Board Member

    TEDxToronto is a 100% volunteer-based organization and would not be possible without the generosity of invested time and energy from our speakers, committee and incredible volunteers.

    Do you want to be apart of the magic? You can submit a volunteer application here, and all applicants will be contacted late August.

  • Save The Date! TEDxToronto 2016

    • March 30, 2016
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    Now entering our eighth year, we are thrilled to announce that TEDxToronto 2016 will take place on Thursday October 27th, and will be returning to Koerner Hall, Telus Centre for Performance and Learning.

    Stay updated on all our latest news and announcements on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, or simply sign up for our newsletter to receive information from us directly. Catch up on all the talks and performances from TEDxToronto 2015 here.

    We look forward to sharing more details with you soon!