Those who have never attended TEDxYYC may wonder, who is this event really for? Who should be attending this event? And more importantly, who should be coming along with them? After all, the concept that drives the whole TED concept is “ideas worth spreading” so don’t let inspiration happen alone.
TEDx events are designed to welcome ideas and people at their best and brightest and to bring opportunity and positive change to the communities in which they take place. The themes vary from year to year, but always have the goal of showcasing new ideas and thinking in the areas of Technology, Art, and Design. Attendees come together to consider new ideas, imagine their futures, and leap for what could exist beyond their current perspective.
TEDxYYC is for entrepreneurs, innovators, and community builders
We’re for those committed to ongoing learning, and who are open to inspiration. Those who love new ideas, love meeting new people, and are open to possibilities. We’re for the dreamers and the doers in our community. We’re for the people who are ready for change, and for those who are ready to bring the change to their communities.
Perhaps you have an idea or story worth sharing, and one day it will be you on that stage. You need to see it in person to imagine yourself doing it someday. How will you ever know the possibilities unless you allow yourself the experience?
Why attend TEDxYYC?
We bring you inspiration, fresh ideas, and new perspectives. If you’re ready to allow your mind to be freed and to open yourself up to ongoing learning, you might just be amazed at how we can move you. You’ll meet new people, break through to new solutions, and consider new possibilities. You can quietly take in all we offer, or get personal and meet the speakers and other people face to face. You will be moved, on some level.
Most people who attend a TEDx event come away feeling like they are a better person for the experience. Consider your personal and professional goals, and your family and working relationships. What could happen if you allowed the energy of TEDx into these areas of your life? If you’re looking to grow a business, come for the potential to make new connections and add fresh energy to your network. If you’re looking to find inspiration to change your life, or change your story, come for the speakers who will share their own paths to change in genuine ways.
Who should you bring to TEDxYYC?
But you’re not the only one who should attend. Why would you attend an event like TEDxYYC alone? There is a long list of people you should consider bringing with you. Friends, coworkers, romantic interests, and business partners are all great potential guests. It could change how you relate to one another, or work together, in really positive ways. But we suggest going beyond simply inviting one guest.
What about your mastermind or entrepreneurial group members or your entire staff at work? Make an event, get people excited and see how many people you can inspire. Maybe for a month you could shake up your book club and discuss a few TEDx talks instead. Ask your coworking space neighbours, or your business meetup group members and see what happens to your network when more of you are inspired.
It’s said we become like those we spend the most time with. If you feel inspired to attend a TEDx event, chances are you are someone who wants to learn new things and stay open to new possibilities. You’ll feel inspired if others around you feel the same way!
Why not shake things up by bringing your favourite people along to share in the experience? You’ll have new topics to discuss, debate, or potentially even to help you achieve greater things together. The energy you’ll take away could fuel you to new levels of connection with those around you. That alone is inspiring.
About TedxYYC 2019
TEDxYYC 2019 is our tenth annual event, and we’re ready to bring a tremendous event to the people of Calgary. We have a deep commitment to finding new voices and ideas to share with this community, and a mission to move you. If we can bring individuals and organizations together in the spirit of making this difference, our community will be better for it.
TEDxYYC 2019 will celebrate ten years of ideas worth spreading right here in our city and look forward to the impact we’ll have in the years to come. What will it feel like to be part of that energy, and where will these new ideas take us? There’s only one way to find out!
The event theme this year is: You Are Here.
You’ve made it here, but where are you? Context is everything, and we’re all just trying to figure out what “here” really means. Establishing where we’ve come from, and where we are now, will be what launches us into the future.
The best ideas are worth sharing with those you work alongside or share time with personally, so grab your favourite people to live, love, create, and work with and buy your tickets today!
We’ll see you all at TEDxYYC on Saturday June 15, 2019!