ENGAGE: Connected

An all-virtual exploration of our connections!

On November 18, we held our first all-virtual event with live speakers and equally amazing connections with other participants through our virtual event platform. Videos are now available: check them out!

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The Road Ahead...

As we slowly start to see vaccination rates having an impact on infection rates, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Like many event-focused organizations impacted by restrictions, we're working to find an appropriate balance between virtual and in-person events as restrictions start to ease up.

Above all, your safety and that of our volunteers is paramount. While we wish that we truly could be "Open for summer!", the scientific evidence and experience in other jurisdictions makes us a bit more cautious about jumping back to in-person events before we see higher rates of second vaccinations. Even then, we recognize that in-person events have changed fundamentally, and we'll continue to have evidence-based protocols as needed.

We're hopeful that Fall 2021 will be a time to resume in-person events at a reduced scale, and look forward to seeing you there when we do! Stay tuned...

- The TEDxCalgary team

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Our event curators are always hard at work scouting for leading-edge ideas and the speakers behind them. If you have a question, please let us know.

Please note that speaker nominations (including self-nominations) should be submitted via our online speaker nomination form.

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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. Given current COVID restrictions, we have not been offering in-person events, but are hoping to resume this as soon as possible.

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.