ENGAGE: with ideas.

Our shared journey of exploration begins with great ideas.

Whatever the time of year, and whatever part of the city, join us for big and small events with plenty of adventures (and even some campfires) along the way.

Be a part of engaging intentionally, innovatively, and deeply with ideas in our community.

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Celebrate Countdown 2022!

It's time for our annual TED Countdown event, where we gather with other curious Calgarians who want to accelerate solutions for climate change and help achieve net zero goals faster.

On December 8th, we're gathering for a Countdown power lunch in the lobby of the gorgeously renovated Ampersand building in downtown Calgary, which is home to the new Energy Transition Centre and a shining example of what can be done to dramatically upgrade existing office space to new standards while promoting community and idea sharing. We'll gather on the social stairs to watch talks from the 2022 Countdown series, and talk with others while enjoying a bring-your-own brown bag lunch or something from the local indoor food trucks or the Lil' E Cafe.

Ampersand ENGAGEwithideas

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Bring friends and colleagues, or invite your entire office to join you!

Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. Programming runs from Noon to 1 p.m., with additional discussion options for participants able to stay until 1:30 p.m.

 

F.A.Q. Things you need & want to know

How do I register for an event?

When we have an active event (either in-person or virtual), registration links will be provided in our Events section. As we emerge from COVID restrictions, we have resumed a limited range of in-person events, so stay tuned for even more to come!

When do you announce all the speakers?

Speakers for upcoming events are usually announced about 4 weeks in advance of the event. Please note that all events are "as is", and we cannot guarantee that a particular speaker is able to appear.

What goes on at a TEDxCalgary event?

Compared to watching an individual TED or TEDx talk online, a TEDxCalgary event is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a full day of ideas and conversations with others who are equally curious about the world around them. In addition to the amazing speakers and performers we profile on stage, all of our participants at the event contribute to the awesomeness of the day through their interactions with one another, and with our interactions partners in the venue. As part of your ticket, we provide refreshment and meal breaks throughout the day to nourish the body as well as the mind! Read our What to Expect article for more information on how to make the most of the event!

What is your affiliation with TED?

We are an independently organized TEDx event, operating under licence from TED. We do not speak for the TED organization, and our event is required to conform with a number of TEDx licencing provisions. Please seethe TEDx site for more information .

Are there other TEDx organizing teams in Calgary?

Yes! We're fortunate to have several other TEDx licencees in the city, including our colleagues atTEDxYYC who also started operating in 2009. There also are TEDxYouth@Victoria Park, TEDxRundleAcademy, and TEDxBowValleyCollege (invitation only). Each TEDx team brings a different approach to organizing their event, while conforming to the general TEDx licencing rules.

Can I nominate a speaker?

Yes! We accept nominations year-round, versus on an event basis. Please see our Become a Speaker page for general information on how to nominate someone to be a speaker.

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