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ABOUT

For more than a decade, TEDxYYC has been honoured to collaborate with some of the world’s brightest minds – highlighting what is innovative, imaginative and inspiring in the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design. A beacon of Calgary’s cultural landscape, TEDxYYC will continue to build on that legacy year over year.

TEDxYYC was started in 2009 by Alex Middleton. Alex used to run ArtScene Calgary, and along with his counterpart in Edmonton, Ken Bautista, they applied for a license in the hopes they could book some arts related speakers. After putting together a committee it was clear that there was a immense desire to have a broad set of speakers. Our first event was in the basement space of the creative agency Karo. We had 100 attendees.

TEDxYYC is now one of Canada’s largest and most well-attended, independently-organized TED events in the city. Our aim is to bring the very best local and international speakers to our stage annually. Over the years, TEDxYYC has welcomed an impressive list of the world’s brightest minds, representing all that is new and inspiring in the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design.

We believe sharing ideas about our future is absolutely essential to building a stronger community; and what better way to do that than by attending one of the most exciting, most talked about events in the city.TEDxYYC is a catalyst for positive change, and we want you to be a part of the movement!

Mission

Sharing ideas. building a stronger community through positive change and by bringing the very best local and international speakers to our YYC stage annually. The most exciting, most talked about events in the city, TEDxYYC is a catalyst for positive change, and we want you to be a part of the movement.

Values

We believe sharing ideas about our future is absolutely essential to building a stronger community.

Community
Diversity
Inclusivity
Innovation
Environmental Sustainability