Why partner with TEDxYYC 2019 for our 10th anniversary event?

This year’s TEDxYYC event will feature a collection of inspiring speakers and performers at the Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons on Saturday, June 15, 2019. This year is our tenth-anniversary event, and could be the perfect opportunity for your company or organization to partner with TEDxYYC!

Who are we? TEDxYYC, Calgary’s largest independently-organized TED event, is a volunteer-run non-profit organization that believes in the power of ideas to transcend and inspire new connections within the Calgary community and beyond.

Over the past nine years, 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 upon that legacy in 2019.

Partnership benefits

Here are just a few of the benefits waiting for our 2019 community partners:

Recognition:  We proudly feature our partners online, in the lobby, in our programs, and on attendee badges. We also recognize higher levels of partnership from the stage, and in the talks uploaded to Youtube.

Engagement:  You’ll introduce yourself to our audience of curious, involved Calgarians. What better crowd could there be for you to connect with? You’ll also have a unique opportunity to set up activation space in the lobby during our event.

Access:  We offer free ticket bundles with an exclusive 15% discount for additional tickets to our partners. You’ll have the chance to attend the exclusive launch event and afterparty and connect with our Speakers, Committee and VIPs. We also offer a streamlined registration, with identified partner badges.

Give back with TEDxYYC 2019

TEDxYYC takes great pride in giving back to the Calgary community. Since 2012, the student breakfast has been an integral part of TEDxYYC, providing 10 local students with an opportunity to network with our speakers and enjoy the main event from front-row seats. Several students who have attended the breakfast have gone on to being part of the Planning Committee the following year. This year we’re offering an expanded VIP Student Experience to a fresh group of students.

In 2017, we inaugurated our first ever Artist in Residence Program. We selected an emerging artist to develop a new art piece based on the theme of the year, and the artist displayed their work in the lobby throughout the event. We look forward to taking it to the next level in 2019.

The ongoing support of our partners helps to make this event programming possible. We’d love to discuss how you might get involved, and all the ways partnership can benefit your organization and inspire your team.

How to get involved as a TEDxYYC partner

There are many ways to get involved! Reach out to our partnership team to discuss the perfect partnership arrangement for you!

Artists-in-Residence Sponsor:  Give a platform to a local emerging artist, and help us fund a new work of art to be revealed at our event.

Lunch and Break Sponsor:  Feed the excitement of our attendees on event day with lunch and breaks.

Launch Party Sponsor:  Help us kick off our event with a VIP reception for our speakers, partners, and special guests.

After Party Sponsor:  Partner with us to celebrate, discuss, connect, and unwind after our event with attendees, volunteers, partners, and speakers.

Transportation Sponsor:  Sponsor the travel expenses to bring world-class, out-of-town experts to our stage.

Every year, we rely on great partners to help us further our collective goal – to build stronger communities through the power of ‘ideas worth spreading’. We invite you to support TEDxYYC 2019 in a way that’s right for you.

Without the generous support of our event partners, TEDxYYC would not be possible. Collaborative spirit, transformative ideas, love for lifelong learning and a catalyst for positive change are all at the heart of the TEDx journey.

TEDxYYC is thankful for the amazing community partners who have supported this movement over the past nine years.

We look forward to sharing our tenth-anniversary event with you! If your organization is interested in a partnership with TEDxYYC 2019, we would love to chat!

Connect with us via our Partners contact form to start the conversation.