Introducing the TEDxToronto 2016 Organizing Committee


  • 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.

  • Introducing the 2015 TEDxToronto Organizing Committee

    • May 18, 2015
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    TEDxTO2015-TEAMTEDxToronto is pleased to introduce the 2015 TEDxToronto Organizing Committee, who are working diligently to make this year’s conference memorable, innovative and inspiring. Spanning experience in entertainment, design, art, marketing and non-profit, this team of TEDx-enthusiasts is eager to bring Thresholds to life on October 22nd, 2015.


  • Announcing our 2014 Leadership Team and Conference Date

    • April 6, 2014
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    TEDxToronto is pleased to introduce our Leadership Team for 2014. This talented group of TEDx enthusiasts will work closely together and with their subcommittees to deliver our  6th annual TEDxToronto conference, taking place at The Royal Conservatory of Music on October 2, 2014. 

    Please join us in welcoming:

    Dan Jacob – TEDxToronto license holder and Co-Chair

    Melody Khodaverdian – Co-Chair

    Meredith Dees – Director of Programming

    Steph Brown – Director of Marketing

    Valerie Bruce – Director of Logistics

    Meagan Madill – Director of After Party

    Bernadette Le-Quang – Project Manager

    With the Leadership Team finalized, we are now accepting applications for subcommittee members who wish to join our Marketing, Programming, Logistics, Partnerships and After Party teams. If you’re interested in volunteering to help us deliver what promises to be our most exciting conference to date, please submit your application on or before April 20th, 2014

    Make sure you save October 2nd, 2014 to experience the magic of TEDxToronto!



  • Relaunch of Steve Mann’s TEDxToronto Talk

    • October 20, 2013
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    It is with great pleasure that we announce the re-release of Dr. Steve Mann’s TEDxToronto Talk. As part of the first round of videos made available from this year’s TEDxToronto conference, we released Dr. Mann’s talk to the public. Unfortunately, we were advised shortly thereafter by TED that due to the length of Dr. Mann’s talk, we were required to provide an edited version for the Official TEDxTalks YouTube channel that better conformed to the standard 18-minute TEDxTalk format.

    In this edited version of the talk, the thesis and core content of Dr. Mann’s talk remains:

    However, we’re thrilled to also offer the unedited 32 minute version for those who would like to see the original talk in its entirety:

    We hope that you will watch one or both of the above versions of Dr. Mann’s Talk. In his Talk, he addresses the digital capture and recording of our everyday lives, the social, political and legal implications of this shift, and what he calls “The Veillance Contract: An integrity protocol for the cyborg age.”

    Since his delivery of the Talk, there has been much discussion in our community about its subject matter. Our hope is that with its relaunch, the conversation will continue.



    The TEDxToronto Organizing Committee

  • TEDxToronto Releases the First Round of 2013 Talks

    • October 2, 2013
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    Photograph by Andrew Williamson

    We are thrilled to announce the release of the first round of videos from our September 26, 2013 Conference held at the Royal Conservatory of Music. With twelve diverse and passionate speakers it was a day full of ‘ideas worth spreading’, we hope that you will be as inspired as we were from these incredible talks.

    Mark Henick: Over the course of Mark’s talk, a deep and resonant silence slowly descended over the room, culminating in an audience brought to tears – and a standing ovation. Listen and watch as Mark Henick broadens our perceptions on the subject of suicide. His TEDxTalk helps us to understand not only the point of someone who has made the decision to die by suicide, but also how we must re-frame our conversations around the subject in order to make change in the world.

    Steph Guthrie: In social media, the contemporary adage “don’t feed the trolls” is the guiding and golden rule of conversation. Steph Guthrie turns the tables on the commonly accepted “rules of engagement” of the internet and delivers a TEDxTalk arguing misogynistic behaviour in social media should be no more acceptable online than its offline equivalent. In fact, she theorizes that social misogyny is not just deserving of a response, but rather demands one, and at the same time articulates how social media has made it much easier to unmask those responsible for it.

    Dr. Steve Mann: Once the stuff of science fiction, in the past several years the digital capture and recording of our everyday lives has evolved from fantasy to novelty to norm. Watch as Dr. Steve Mann, the “father of wearable computing” delivers a TEDxTalk on the social, political and legal implications of this shift, making the case for what he calls “The Veillance Contract: An integrity protocol for the cyborg age,” a principle encouraging the recording of one’s environment in a bid to protect society from corruption from above.

    Stay tuned for more talks from TEDxToronto 2013, which will be going up on our site in the coming days.


    -The TEDxToronto Team