Are you currently a highschool or post secondary student (15+ years of age) in the Calgary area?


Imagine being able to network with an inspiring group of TEDxYYC speakers to learn about their work and engage in 1-on-1 conversations.


Enter for the opportunity to:

  • Engage in conversation with our inspiring group of speakers on June 24th TEDxYYC 2021. 
  • Meet the organizers of TEDxYYC
  • Connect with other ambitious students like YOU who are creative, innovative and passionate about the future!

The call for applications opens on May 28th 2021 and closes on June 11, 2021 at 11:59pm MST.

Upload a 2 to 4 minute video or a 1 to 2 page written application answering a series of questions (noted below) for the opportunity to attend the TEDxYYC 2021 Student Experience on June 24th, 2021. Five student applicants will be chosen. Applicants must be 15+ years of age.


Video Application Questions:
  • Tell us about yourself? What defines you? 
  • What does the word reimagine mean to you? 
  • How can you reimagine Calgary? 
  • What have you already done to reimagine Calgary?

Bonus points for creativity!

Application Deadline: Applications are due by 11:59pm MST on June 11, 2021. 



  • TEDxYYC 2021 Student Experience date is the same date as the event date: June 24, 2021 Virtually using the Hopin platform.  
  • As part of the TEDxYYC 2021 Student Experience, the selected applicants may be asked to engage in media interviews or social media activity regarding their video application and their participation in the event.
  • Winner of the pitch competition will have the opportunity to have a 1-1 coaching session and a gift bag. 
  • While TEDxYYC encourages a diversity of ideas and themes, all video submissions must adhere to the TED organizational mandate. Applications should not endorse specific political, religious, or commercial endeavours or ideals.


  • The winning entries for the TEDxYYC 2021 Student Experience will be selected by juries (TEDxYYC Speaker, Teachers and Sponsors) 
  • To be eligible for the TEDxYYC 2021 Student Experience, the applicant must currently be a student, at least 15 years of age, and reside in the greater Calgary area, Alberta.
  • Only one (1) application per student per year.

Student Experience

  • ie. University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, Bow Valley College, SAIT, Ambrose, High School Name, etc
  • This is a link to the video for your student breakfast application. This can be a file in Dropbox, Google Drive, or uploaded to YouTube. If you are uploading the video to YouTube, you can set the video to unlisted if you like, so that only someone with this link can view the video.
  • Upload your written answers for your student experience application.
  • I confirm that I am at least 15 years of age and a student at the above mentioned Educational Institution in Alberta.