Registration and Check-In

Noon to 1 p.m. Event Program
Registration table, TEDxCalgary "Signal vs Noise", 2017 Registration table, TEDxCalgary "Signal vs Noise", 2017

The Ampersand will be open for business in the morning, and those arriving early are encouraged to visit the Food Trucks area, or the Lil E Cafe in the buidling lobby while waiting.

Please plan to complete registration prior to 12:50 p.m., as our event program will start at 1 p.m. sharp, and late arrivals will not be seated until a break between speakers.


Parking is available in the Harmony Parkade (formerly James Short), which is accessible off of both 4th (Westbound) and 5th (Eastbound) Avenue. The venue is connected by Plus-15 from the East wing of the parkade.

Public Transit

The Ampersand is within close walking distance of most downtown C-Train and bus routes. Please consult Calgary Transit's website for details. The street address is 140 - 4 Avenue SW.

Ticket Scanning/Check-In

When you arrive at The Ampersand, our check-in team will scan your electronic or paper tickets from Showpass.

If you have forgotten your ticket, you will need to have the name of the ticket purchaser in order for us to retrieve your order.

Badging and Coat/Bag Check

Once you have been checked in, we invite you to pick up and "Style your badge". If needed, you can also check your coat or large bags at the venue coat check.

Our team members are there to guide you... if you have any questions, don't be shy to ask!

Sensory Accommodations

If you require sensory accommodations, please click to visit our Sensory Accommodations information.


Please note that, if you arrive late or have to leave the venue for any reason, you will need to wait for a break in the speakers to be admitted.

The talks are being recorded for posting to the TEDx YouTube channel, and being in the venue implies your consent to be recorded on video and in still images.



The Ampersand | 144 - 4 Ave SW
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