Attend TEDxToronto 2016: One Week Left to Apply


  • Attend TEDxToronto 2016: One Week Left to Apply

    • August 29, 2016
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    Will you be joining us at TEDxToronto on October 27th, 2016? If you haven’t already applied to attend this year’s conference, you still have time! Applications close in one week, on September 5th (11:59pm), and all applicants will be notified by October 1st.

    Click here to apply to attend.

    What can you expect at TEDxToronto 2016?

    *12 talks across a wide array of niche topics – all with the objective to inspire, entertain, and motivate. Check out our full roster of speakers here.
    *Several innovative and unexpected performances, spanning various genres and formats.
    *Two jaw-dropping innovation demonstrations.
    *Interactive experiences throughout conference day.
    *Delicious snacks, lunch, beverages and more!
    *Full Access to the Official TEDxToronto After-Party.

    Upon acceptance as a delegate, you will be invited to purchase a ticket ($250 + HST), which includes all of the above.

    A limited number of subsidized tickets will be available for purchase for those who require financial assistance, which can be requested as part of the application form here. Upon acceptance as a delegate, you will be invited to purchase your subsidized ticket ($100 + HST).

    To learn more about delegate applications and ticket price, click here.

    See Toronto through the lens of TEDxToronto with an introduction video to our 2016 theme: Symbols + Signals // Featuring past speakers and big thinkers.


    We hope to see you on October 27th!


  • 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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  • What Makes A Strong Application to Attend?

    • August 5, 2016
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    Are you an innovator, change-maker, or a passionate individual pushing the limits beyond what you ever thought possible? Are you inspired to wake up everyday and help your community, city or world become a better place? We want to hear from you, learn your story, and hear about how you plan to share the ideas that inspire you at TEDxToronto 2016.  

    TEDxToronto is entering its 8th year, taking place at the Koerner Hall, Telus Centre for Performance and Learning on October 27, 2016. This full-day conference brings together people from all over Toronto, aiming to inspire the audience with the big ideas and unique stories that exist throughout our city.

    Over 1,000 delegates will be personally selected by our organizing committee, as we look to curate a diverse audience of passionate individuals who will continue the conversation beyond conference day, within their individual networks.

    Who are we looking for? People with different perspectives, backgrounds, opinions and ideas; people who are looking to push the status quo and who are committed to creating change in the world; people who are curious about the big ideas that exist within their communities.

    We have a captivating lineup of speakers and performers who will take the stage this October – and we hope to see you in the audience.

    TEDxToronto applications are open until August 22, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

    Note: Selected applicants will be contacted with an invitation to purchase a ticket. We also offer a limited amount of subsidized tickets, which can be requested on the application. All applicants will be notified by October 1st, 2016.

  • A Sense of Purpose: TEDxToronto Announces Second Set of Speakers

    • July 31, 2013
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    TEDx Speakers Round 2

    From an urban designer to a Buddhist to a professor to an activist, our latest round of speakers exemplifies how life-changing certain moments can be. They illustrate how our individual and collective choices – both big and small – can set us on new paths.

    “From advocates to spiritualists, our second set of speakers feel a strong sense of purpose that has guided them to pursue action,” said Afshin Mousavian, chair and co-organizer of TEDxToronto. “They are sure to spark similar feelings in our audience, urging us all to see the world from a different perspective and drive positive change.”

    Introducing our second set of 2013 conference speakers:

    Rodolphe el-Khoury
    Director of Urban Design and Co-Director, RAD
    Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto
    Partner, Khoury Levit Fong

    Michael Stone
    Director, Centre of Gravity Sangha Toronto

    Dr. Brendan Frey
    Professor, University of Toronto

    Ti-Anna Wang
    Advocate for Chinese dissident families

    Please note that applications to attend TEDxToronto as a delegate are only being accepted for a few more days; applications CLOSE on August 4th at 11:59 p.m EST.  Apply today.

    We look forward to seeing you there,

    The TEDxToronto Organizing Committee