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TEDxYYC 2021: Your Experience… Re-Imagined!

TEDxYYC 2021: Your Experience… Re-Imagined!

TEDxYYC 2021 is coming up fast and we are so excited! In line with this year’s theme, we are reimagining what our typical attendee experience will be like. With our shift to a virtual format, we can welcome an even bigger audience from home, a café, a...

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Our 2021 Artist – Rhys Farrell

Our 2021 Artist – Rhys Farrell

Rhys Farrell is an emerging artist living and working in Calgary, Alberta. Farrell has completed a number of public art projects with the Telus Spark Science Center, Beltline Urban Mural Project, the City of Calgary and a number of private commissions. His work has...

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It’s time we speak up and speak regularly about racism

It’s time we speak up and speak regularly about racism

Written by Mariebelle Sawma   How often do we talk about racial injustice and does it exist among our communities? What happens when we watch police brutality and discrimination unfold on media? The truth is, we may not relate or even understand it. We need to...

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TED talks for the topics you want to discuss

TED talks for the topics you want to discuss

Written by Andrew Guilbert   Some of the most interesting topics of discussion only come up once the small talk dies down. Even then, it can be hard to steer the conversation towards things you might really care about.  So TEDxYYC got on social media and asked...

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Leveling Up Our Community:  TEDxYYC Team Affinity

Leveling Up Our Community: TEDxYYC Team Affinity

Written by Kelly Schuler   What happens when people have an affinity around ‘ideas worth sharing’?  TEDxYYC has grown over the past 10 years:  as a community of speakers, volunteers, sponsors, experience partners, and audience participants. We’ve organized ten of...

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Leveling up:  TEDxYYC speakers

Leveling up: TEDxYYC speakers

Written by Kelly Schuler   What happens when you bring together inquisitive thought leaders to speak onstage at TEDxYYC, to an equally curious and insightful audience? There is both a kind of instant community connection and timeless suspension. Our speaker...

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Live from TEDxYYC 2019:  Part 2 of 2

Live from TEDxYYC 2019: Part 2 of 2

Welcome to TEDxYYC 2019! And we're back for the second session, live from TEDxYYC 2019! You can read Live from TEDxYYC 2019: Part 1 of 2. Attendees enjoyed a short break to enjoy the lobby activations, alumni panel, literary walk, and to enjoy a light lunch and snacks...

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Live from TEDxYYC 2019:  Part 1 of 2

Live from TEDxYYC 2019: Part 1 of 2

Welcome to TEDxYYC 2019! Welcome to the tenth annual TEDxYYC, the biggest and boldest event we've planned yet! We're sharing our thoughts live from TEDxYYC as we experience the talks firsthand, with our audience. TEDxYYC 2019 Event Theme:  You Are Here You’ve made it...

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Live from TEDxYYC 2018:  Part 2 of 2

Live from TEDxYYC 2018: Part 2 of 2

Welcome to TEDxYYC 2018! And we're back for the second session, live from TEDxYYC 2018! You can read Part 1 of 2 here. Attendees enjoyed a short break to enjoy the lobby activations and enjoy the refreshments supplied by our partners. Session 2 Speakers and Performers...

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Live from TEDxYYC 2018: Part 1 of 2

Live from TEDxYYC 2018: Part 1 of 2

Welcome to TEDxYYC 2018! What an exciting day! We kicked off the day with the Student & Speaker Breakfast at Hotel Arts, giving students the chance to meet and chat one on one with this year's speakers. They had a rare opportunity to learn more about the speakers'...

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TEDxYYC 2018 Student + Speaker Breakfast Winners!

TEDxYYC 2018 Student + Speaker Breakfast Winners!

One truly inspiring element of TEDxYYC is the Student + Speaker Breakfast. We are so pleased to be able to welcome students to take part in this memorable opportunity! This is the 3rd annual Student + Speaker Breakfast, and it will take place at Hotel Arts on the...

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