Koerner Hall, Telus Centre for Performance and Learning



  • Announcing the First Round of Talks from TEDxToronto 2015

    • November 12, 2015
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    On October 22, 2015, some of Toronto’s greatest thinkers and change-makers joined together onstage at TEDxToronto to deliver powerful talks and performances that embodied our theme, “Thresholds”.

    More than one thousand delegates shared in an unforgettable experience at Koerner Hall at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning. We had attendees join us at the official satellite viewing event, and thousands watched the live stream at tedxtoronto.com.

    We are grateful for the extraordinary contributions of our 2015 partners, sponsors, supporters, speakers, performers and volunteers. Without all of you the conference would not have been possible. Thank you for your time, your contributions and your passion in helping us share ideas worth spreading.

    We are so pleased to share with you the first round of talks from TEDxToronto 2015. We hope that these talks and others will encourage you to start conversations and relationships with other passionate thinkers.


  • Announcing Performers for TEDxToronto 2015

    • October 8, 2015
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    With entertainment being one of the three main pillars of TED, this year’s roster of performers truly represents Toronto’s vibrant culture and breadth of multi-disciplinary talent. Spanning from ballet to soul and classical remixes, each set is bound to leave you energized an inspired. Here are TEDxToronto’s remaining 2015 performers:

    416BEATS is Toronto’s premiere entertainment drumline, comprised of Ontario’s top marching percussionists. They combine the power, energy and sound of marching percussion along with precision, visuals and raw entertainment.

    Birds of Bellwoods is a Toronto-based quartet playing folk from a unique angle. Known for lush harmonies, rustic melodies and haunting lyricism, they are Stevie Joffe (Mandolin/Lead Vocals), Adrian Morningstar (Guitar/Vocals), Chris Blades (Banjo/ Vocals), and Kintaro Akiyama (Upright Bass/Vocals).

    The Soul Motivators are the hottest property in Canadian funk. Formed in 2012 and inspired by a multi-cultural urban lifestyle in downtown Toronto, their repertoire blends funk, soul, hip-hop breaks and psychedelic beat. Featuring numerous veterans of Toronto’s thriving live music scene, they play everything from jazz to reggae and soul – and their wide influences come together to create a unique metropolitan style.

    Spin Cycle is a genre-defying, innovative three-stage project rooted in authenticity. With classical works from the Afiara Quartet being specially remixed by renowed DJ Skratch Bastid, Spin Cycle is knocking down musical silos, and allowing conversations across a creative void.

    Stay updated on all our latest news and announcements on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We look forward to seeing you on October 22nd!

  • TEDxToronto 2015 Announces Final Round of Speakers

    • September 24, 2015
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    With four weeks until our 2015 conference, we are putting the finishing touches on what promises to be an awe-inspiring day – and we are proud to now reveal our full lineup of confirmed speakers.

    This year’s conference, driven by our theme Thresholds, will celebrate Toronto as a city that spawns great innovations, collaborative social change, and intellectual leaders – all with a global impact. Our 2015 program signals many “firsts” on the TEDx stage, as we shine a light on professions and topics that have not yet been featured in the TED community.

    With that, we are honoured to present our final four speakers and featured demonstration:


  • A Commitment to Accessibility: Watch TEDxToronto 2015 From Anywhere

    • September 8, 2015
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    Watch TEDxToronto 2015 From Anywhere

    In case you’re not joining us in person at the conference on October 22nd, you can be part of the action in real time by watching our live-stream, on our website.

    TEDxToronto, Canada’s largest TEDx event, will be returning for its 7th annual conference, Thresholds, this October. With a global audience tuning into our live-stream, we look forward to bringing this year’s conference to life and sharing important ideas from Toronto’s biggest game-changers.

    Whether you arrange a screening with colleagues at work, tune in between classes or watch from home, you will have access to all the magic.

    You can continue to follow our speaker announcements on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    See you here in October!