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How do we ENGAGE: Connected?

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As current news reports are constantly reminding us, our journey with COVID-19 is far from over.

Many of us are likely tired of living through a major historical event and continally unprecedented (modern) times. The urge to get back to "normal" is strong, even though we don't know what that will mean for us going forward, or when it will happen.


Important Event Updates for Fall 2020

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It has been a tumultuous year for our events, but we've got a great line-up coming in Fall 2020!

TEDxCountdown in YYC

It all begins with TEDxCountdown in YYC on October 14 from 7-9 p.m, where we're collaborating with our colleagues at TEDxYYC and TEDxYouth@VictoriaPark plus the great folks at Calgary Climate Hub to present an evening of content drawn from the TED Countdown event occurring on October 10th. Together, we'll be curating a special selection of talks from the more than 50 speakers taking part in TED Countdown, and combining the talks with a superb panel of local experts to add context. Above all, we'll all be focused on getting your thoughts about how and where we can accelerate our journey to a low-carbon future by 2030.

» Learn more and get registered!


ENGAGE: Connected

For TEDxCalgary, we're pivoting to a series of smaller all-virtual events for Fall 2020 and Winter/Spring 2021. That starts with ENGAGE: Connected on November 18 from 7-9 p.m., which will be an evening of LIVE talks and deep discussions among participants on how our process of connecting has changed (or not), and how we can do it even more effectively going forward. We'll be featuring some of the amazing speakers who were lined up for our planned in-person event, and recording and streaming their talks from our partner space at WeWork in Calgary. As with all of our events, a big part of the event will be engaging you -- our valued participants -- in discussions about the talks.

» Learn more and get registered!


Update on ENGAGE: Deeply Postponement

Sadly, the continuing saga of COVID means that we still can't meet safely in larger gatherings. With great regret, this has forced us to indefinitely postpone our planned 10th Anniverary ENGAGE: Deeply, which already had been postponed from its original March 28 date to October 31. As no one knows when current restrictions will lift, we've decided to cancel the event listing and refund all current ticket holders over the coming days.

The core reason for doing so was the realization that the event just wouldn't be the same if it weren't in person, and held at a suitable scale. Above all, cancelling was an intentional decision to not put anyone at risk when we don't need to: October 31 should be spooky mask-wearing fun for an entirely different set of reasons!

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We invite you to stay connected to our continuing journey around the ENGAGE: with Ideas theme that we have for 2020/2021. Subscribe to our news to keep up to date, or check out our social media channels.


ENGAGE: Connected [2020]

Published in TEDxCalgary Events

We're still forced to be physically distanced by COVID, but that doesn't stop us from being connected around great ideas!

Sharing ideas that matter is actually even more important now than ever, and our ENGAGE: Connected event gave us an opportunity to explore ways we can do that until we get a chance to get back together in larger groups.

The videos are now in production, and will be released soon. Check back here for links later in December! (if you attended the event, you'll be notified directly when the videos are released).


TEDxCalgaryLive from TED2020

Published in Past Events

With the unprecedented turmoil caused by COVID-19, TED2020 "Uncharted" went fully virtual in 2020. Along with many TEDx teams globally, TEDxCalgary is pleased to be able to present a number of different virtual talks from the event through our TEDxLive licencing.

We will be hosting three virtual events on Tuesday, July 28th as follows:


11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (in cooperation with the Calgary Public Library*)

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3:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m. 

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6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (in cooperation with the Calgary Public Library*)

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*A free library membership is required to register for these programs. Register online if you don't already have a membership.


How it works:

For each session listed, we'll be presenting 2-3 talks specially selected by our curators. The talks are fresh from TED2020, and most won't have yet been online. After watching each talk, we'll have a short online discussion with other participants, using the special salon-style format that we feature during our ongoing salon series events throughout the year.
Register for one, two, or all three as you choose: the talks and discussions will all be different!
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