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  • TEDxToronto 2014 Announces First Round of Speakers and Delegate Applications Open


    In its sixth year, TEDxToronto continues to be a platform for the sharing of exceptional ideas. Our 2014 conference will feature 12 thought-provoking talks, 2 fascinating tech demos and 3 awe-inspiring performances from some of Toronto’s greatest thinkers and changemakers.

    We are thrilled to announce our first round of speakers and performers who will take the stage on October 2nd, 2014, at the Royal Conservatory of Music.

    One of our speakers is an esteemed newspaper publisher; one is a fifteen-year-old activist fighting for GMO labelling in Canada; one is a functional neuroimaging and diagnostic brain imaging specialist, and our first performers are a no-commitment choir that have become a city-wide phenomenon. They each have wide-reaching and real impact on individuals and communities in Toronto and beyond.

    We’d like to invite you to apply to take part in this unforgettable day as a member of our audience. Please join us on October 2 as our stellar lineup of speakers and performers explores the theme of ‘Relentless Pursuits,’ and share in a transformative experience with one thousand passionate Torontonians from a breadth of communities, organizations and backgrounds.

    Please note that delegate applications will close on Thursday, September 4, at 11:59 p.m.


    John Cruickshank
    Publisher, Toronto Star
    President, Star Media Group

    Rachel Parent
    Founder, Kids Right To Know

    Dr. Margot Taylor
    Director of Functional Neuroimaging, Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children



    Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, Founders, Choir!Choir!Choir!


    We will soon be announcing additional speakers and performers, as well as exciting details about our official satellite live stream, viewing parties and after party.

    We look forward to sharing further news with you about TEDxToronto 2014, and we hope to see you there!

    The TEDxToronto Organizing Committee

  • Rodolphe el-Khoury featured in TEDx Talks Editor’s Picks


    We’d like to congratulate TEDxToronto 2013 speaker Rodolphe el-Khoury for having his talk, “Designing for the Internet of Things”, selected as one of this week’s  TEDx Editor’s Picks!

    Rodolphe is the Director of Urban Design at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty and Partner in the design firm Khoury Levit Fong. He is the author of critically acclaimed books in architectural history and theory and has received international recognition for his design work including awards form the American Institute of Architects.  As co-director of RAD Lab, Rodolphe researches architectural applications for information technology aiming for enhanced responsiveness and sustainability in buildings and cities.

    TEDxToronto is deeply honoured to see yet another talk from our 2013 conference featured in the TEDxTalk’s Editor’s Picks. A few weeks ago, we learned that Mark Henick’s TEDxToronto talk “Why We Choose Suicide” had been selected in this same category.

    Congratulations once again to both Rodolphe and Mark!

  • Announcing our 2014 Conference Theme & Community Nominations


    It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.”

    - Denis Waitley

    We are driven by our pursuits. They are the ideas, goals and dreams in our lives that we commit to which are greater than ourselves, fuelled by a passion, dedication and the burning desire to achieve. Our relentless pursuits are what engage us and provide us with intense focus to improve the experience of tomorrow. They are the manifestation of our ideas in action and give us the uncompromising determination to venture into the unknown. Relentless pursuits feed our curiosity of the world, and present worthwhile challenges that bring meaning to our lives. This year’s TEDxToronto theme is a relentless pursuit of not just ideas worth spreading but ideas worth doing.

    Welcome to TEDxToronto 2014: Relentless Pursuits. 

    With this theme in mind, we’re currently looking for speakers, performers, and technology demonstrations to take the stage at our 2014 conference, to be held on October 2nd at Koerner Hall.

     If you are an inspired thinker who is relentlessly pursuing a passion or big idea, we want to hear from you. We’re looking for speakers, performers and demonstrators interested in sharing their idea with local and global communities. We welcome applicants across a breadth of disciplines including science, technology, business, the arts, politics and education. If you believe that you or someone you know would make a great addition to our roster, please apply today

    Applications to attend TEDxToronto 2014, as a member of our audience, will open in mid-July. In addition, we’re always looking for enthusiastic partners and volunteers. If you’d like to get involved to help support our 2014 conference, please send us a message.


  • Mark Henick featured in TEDx Talks Editor’s Picks

    MarkHenick2At TEDxToronto 2013, mental health advocate Mark Henick gave a candid and powerful talk entitled, ‘Why We Choose Suicide‘.

    We’re pleased to announce that Mark’s talk has been selected as one of the TEDx Talks Editor’s Picks for this week!

    TEDx Talks offers a vast library of talks filmed at independently organized TEDx events. It’s an excellent resource for those interested in learning about local discussions and ideas that are shared at TEDx events worldwide.

    We’re incredibly proud to see Mark featured here today. Congratulations, Mark!

  • Announcing our 2014 Leadership Team and Conference Date


    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!