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  • Last Day to Apply // Attend TEDxToronto

    • September 5, 2016
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    Have you applied to attend TEDxToronto 2016? Applications close tonight at 11:59pm.


    Our audience is carefully selected in order to bring together people who share the same enthusiasm towards ideas worth spreading.

    Each year, the conference aims to give a platform to our city’s big thinkers and risk takers. Whether you have attended before or joining us for the first time, we can guarantee an eye-opening experience that will leave you thinking, wondering and stimulated.

    To hear from past audience members on why they attend TEDxToronto, check out our delegate blog series HERE.

    For more information about the application process, including ticket prices and our subsidized ticket program, see HERE.

    All applicants will be notified by October 1st, 2016.

    We hope to see you there!


  • Announcing the Speakers for TEDxToronto 2016 | Symbols + Signals

    • August 16, 2016
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    After receiving a record number of speaker nominations, we are excited to reveal the official lineup of big thinkers and change-makers who will take the stage on October 27, 2016.

    The 12 talks will span across topics such as science, gaming, sexuality, language, entertainment, design and the future of work – leaving you to wonder, share and take action.



    1. Aled Edwards // Chief Executive, Structural Genomics Consortium
    2. Andray Domise // Writer & Community Activist
    3. Bassel Mcleash // LGBTQ+ Advocate
    4. Calvin Rieder // Student & Member of World Youth Parliament for Water
    5. Duana Taha // TV Writer, Author & Name Expert
    6. Dr. Helene Polatajko // Occupational Therapist & Rehabilitation Scientist Researcher
    7. Marcel Danesi // Professor of Semiotics and Linguistic Anthropology
    8. Dr. Mary Donohue // CEO of Donohue Learning
    9. Nick Saul // President & CEO of Community Food Centres Canada
    10. Paul Rowan // Co-founder & VP Inspiration, Umbra
    11. Salim Ismail // CEO, ExO Works & Founding Executive Director, Singularity University
    12. Sarah Barmak // Female Sexuality Author & Journalist


    To learn more about our 2016 speakers, you can read their full bios HERE


    Further details about conference day will be shared in the coming weeks, including the lineup of Tech Demonstrations and special Performances.

    Applications to attend TEDxToronto have been extended to Monday, September 5th (11:59pm) // Apply Here

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  • Attend TEDxToronto 2016: Applications to Attend Are Now Open!

    • July 25, 2016
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    October 27 | Koerner Hall, Telus Centre for Performance and Learning

    The 2016 TEDxToronto conference, Symbols + Signals, is approaching on October 27th, bringing together the city’s most groundbreaking thinkers, leaders, creators and innovators.

    As Canada’s largest TEDx event, TEDxToronto welcomes over 1,000 delegates to collectively stop, listen, think, share and act, while immersed in a full day that features over 10 influential speakers and captivating performances. The complete lineup of speakers and performers will be released in the following weeks.

    You are now invited to apply to attend as a delegate and valued member of the TEDxToronto 2016 audience.

    How to Apply
    If you are interested in attending TEDxToronto 2016, submit your application on our website by August 22nd, 2016 (11:59pm). All applicants will be notified of their application status by October 1st, 2016.

    If selected to attend TEDxToronto as a delegate, you will be invited to purchase a ticket. The ticket price is $250.00 (+HST), which includes full access to the TEDxToronto 2016 conference, beverages, lunch, snacks, interactive experiences, and entry into the official TEDxToronto After Party.

    For an introduction to TEDxToronto 2016, watch this video.

    To learn more about our 2016 theme, Symbols + Signals, click here.

    For more information about the delegate application process, visit our FAQ page or contact us directly at Stay up to date with all of our upcoming announcements by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or sign up for our newsletter.

  • Discover our 2016 theme: Symbols + Signals

    • June 16, 2016
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    Looking back in history, communication prevailed well before alphabets and language were employed. The oldest and most common forms of communication, of which are still commonly used, are those of symbols and signals. Transcending the barriers of language, symbols and pictograms are visually understood, whereas signals and intuitions are perceived and expressed with an openness for personal interpretation. Symbols drive you to wonder, while signals lead you to wander.

    Introducing the official symbols and signals of TEDxToronto 2016: A collection that represents our five stages of ideas worth spreading:

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    Journey with us as we explore our city’s big ideas through the lens of our collective symbols and signals – and as we encourage one another to STOP, LISTEN, THINK, SHARE and ACT.