Metro Vancouver is host to several inspirational TED and TEDx conferences including TEDxStanley Park and the world-famous annual TED conference itself.
TED-related conferences are events with high-quality speakers that educate, inspire and motivate their audiences.
TED and TED 2018
Since 2014, the official annual international TED Conference has been held in Vancouver. In 2018 it takes place on April 10-14 and like past TED conferences it sold out months in advance.
Click TED 2018 for a list of ways to see parts of the TED Conference at public libraries without having to pay thousands of dollars.
TED and TEDx events feature short talks and presentations about technology and design, as well as other scientific, cultural, and academic topics. TEDx events, like TEDxStanleyPark, feature local leaders, inspirational public speakers, change makers and people that make their audiences think.
Vancouver TEDx Events
TEDx conferences are similar to the giant international TED Conference, but much smaller, with a local focus and lasting typically just one day.
In the Lower Mainland there are a number of TEDx conferences each year including TEDxStanleyPark, TEDxEastVan and TEDxSFU, among others.
One of the largest and arguably most impressive local TEDx conferences is TEDxStanley Park which takes place each spring at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Speakers for TEDxStanleyPark in 2017 included TV celebrity and world-famous restauranteur Vikram Vij, Green Party politician and environmental activist Elizabeth May, and close to a dozen other inspirational speakers.
Although named TEDxStanleyPark, Vancouver’s largest TEDx event doesn’t take place in Stanley Park; rather, it’s held at the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 650 Hamilton Street in downtown Vancouver.
In 2018 the event happened on Saturday, March 3rd. Click TEDxStanley Park for details.
TEDxEastVan takes place in the fall at the York Theatre. In 2017 it took place on September 16th.
TEDxSFU is a TEDx conference that’s open to the public and sponsored by Simon Fraser University. It usually takes place in the late fall.
About TED and TEDx Events
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and since 1984 it has been an annual conference bringing together the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share ideas in a wide range of disciplines including science and technology, entertainment, motivation, social issues, health, entrepreneurship and the economy.
TEDx events, like TEDxStanleyPark, are smaller and independently organized local TED-affiliated conferences that bring local speakers, thinkers and talent together for a day of mutual learning.
For more information on Vancouver’s largest TEDx event click TEDxStanleyPark.
For more information about the international TED event, click TED Conference.