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Free 2019 TED Conference Screenings

Vancouver TED Conference

The 2019 TED Conference takes place in Vancouver on April 15-19 and free live streaming of the event takes place at various libraries across the region.

Below we list times and locations for venues in Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver. Schools and libraries in other parts of town likely offer free screenings of the 2019 event too.

Where to Watch the Vancouver TED Conference for Free

Tickets to the live TED event at the Vancouver Convention Centre are incredibly expensive and have long been sold out, but there are still opportunities to enjoy the show.

Want to take in the 2019 World TED Conference in Vancouver but didn’t get invited to the live show and/or couldn’t afford several thousand dollars for tickets? Then check out the following ways you can experience the event for free.

TED Conference Venues
Vancouver Public Library and Vancouver Convention Centre

Free TED Viewings in Vancouver

Watch live streaming of the TED Conference for free at the Vancouver Public Library at various times between 11:15 am and 7:00 pm.

Note: Times and locations are subject to change.

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

  • Central Branch – in the Montalbano Family Theatre at the Vancouver Public Library at 350 West Georgia from 11:15 am until 7:00 pm. (Note: Discovery Sessions between 1:00 and 4:00 pm will not be shown today.)

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

  • Central Branch – in the Montalbano Family Theatre at the Vancouver Public Library at 350 West Georgia from 11:15 am until 7:00 pm.

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

  • Central Branch – in the Montalbano Family Theatre at the Vancouver Public Library at 350 West Georgia from 11:15 am until 7:00 pm.

For further details about the public screenings at the Central Branch see the Vancouver Public Library’s Event Calendar.

Free TED Viewings in North Vancouver

The North Vancouver District Public Library at Lynn Valley Village at 1277 Lynn Valley Road is live-streaming the 2019 TED Talks at the times listed below. Admission is free.

Note: Event details are subject to change and admission is free.

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

  • Session 2: Power (8:45 to 10:30 am)
  • Session 3: Knowledge (11:15 am to 1:00 pm)
  • Discovery Sessions (1:00 to 4:00 pm)
  • Session 4: Audacity (5:00 to 7:00 pm)

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

  • Session 5: Mindshift (8:45 to 10:30 am)
  • Session 6: Imagination (11:15 am to 1:00 pm)
  • Discovery Sessions (1:00 to 4:00 pm)
  • Session 7: Possibility (5:00 to 7:00 pm)

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

  • Session 8: Mystery (8:45 to 10:30 am)
  • Session 9: Play (11:15 am to 1:00 pm)
  • Session 10: Connection (2:30 to 4:00 pm)
  • Session 11: Wonder (5:00 to 7:00 pm)

For more information about the screenings at this venue see the North Vancouver District Public Library website.

Free TED Viewings in West Vancouver

Free live streaming of the TED Conference talks also take place at the West Vancouver Public Library at 1950 Marine Drive in the Welsh Hall.

Screenings of the conference take place on the following dates and times.

Note: Event details are subject to change and admission is free.

Monday, April 15th, 2019

  • Session 1: TED Fellows Talks (10:30 am to 12:15 pm)
  • Session 2: TED Fellows Talks (2:00 to 3:45 pm)
  • Session 1: Truth (5:00 to 7:00 pm)

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

  • Session 2: Power (8:45 to 10:30 am)
  • Session 3: Knowledge (11:15 am to 1:00 pm)
  • Session 4: Audacity (5:00 to 7:00 pm)

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

  • Session 5: Mindshift (8:45 to 10:30 am)
  • Session 6: Imagination (11:15 am to 1:00 pm)
  • Session 7: Possibility (5:00 to 7:00 pm)

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

  • Session 8: Mystery (8:45 to 10:30 am)
  • Session 9: Play (11:15 am to 1:00 pm)
  • Session 10: Connection (2:30 to 4:00 pm)

For more details about the West Vancouver screenings of the 2018 TED Conference click TED West Van Library.

TEDx Conferences in Vancouver

Other TED and TEDx Opportunities

In addition to the annual world TED Conference, there are also smaller and more affordable local TEDx conferences at different times of the year in Vancouver. TEDx events are similar to the international TED Conference, but smaller, far less expensive and lasting a single day instead of several.

For more information about TED and TEDx in Vancouver in general, click Vancouver TED Conferences.

TEDxStanleyPark
TEDxStanleyPark

Other Information

For more information on the international TED Conference in Vancouver, see the TED Conference website.

For ideas on other things to do in the Lower Mainland, click Festivals & Events Calendar or see Vancouver’s April Calendar.