Aspen Properties

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Starting in Fall 2022, Aspen Properties is providing TEDxCalgary with event and office space in The Ampersand and other buildings within its Calgary-based portfolio for the coming couple of years. This provides the TEDxCalgary team with a beautiful community space within a world-class building and business hub.

Aspen Properties is a privately-held, boutique real estate company that owns and manages commercial office space in downtown Calgary and Edmonton. Aspen focuses on creating welcoming work spaces where people feel connected, get inspired, and know they belong.

​Together with their investment partners, Aspen Properties owns and manages approximately 3.8 million square feet of office space in Calgary and Edmonton (plus nearly 3,500 highly sought-after parking spaces in downtown Calgary and Edmonton). Their current assets comprise 14 buildings—eleven in Calgary, three in Edmonton and development sites in each city.

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TEDxCountdown 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.

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What Works 2022 "Truth + Trust" Summit Livestream

Join the Social Progress Imperative team and TEDxCalgary for a livestream direct from What Works 2022, "Truth + Trust"

This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of the global conversation on what transparency in social progress looks like, informed by the voices of an amazing roster of speakers and participants coming together to explore and advance evidence-based initiatives.

Registration for the online platform is free, and includes access to all publicly-streamed event content over the three days, starting May 31st at 4:45 pm MDT and ending on June 2nd at 4:00 pm MDT. Please see the Event Program for additional times and details.

This is not to be missed!

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What Works 2022 "Truth + Trust" Summit Livestream

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Join the Social Progress Imperative team and TEDxCalgary for a livestream direct from What Works 2022, "Truth + Trust"

This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of the global conversation on what transparency in social progress looks like, informed by the voices of an amazing roster of speakers and participants coming together to explore and advance evidence-based initiatives.

Registration for the online platform is free, and includes access to all publicly-streamed event content over the three days, starting May 31st at 4:45 pm MDT and ending on June 2nd at 4:00 pm MDT. Please see the Event Program for additional times and details.

This is not to be missed!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

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Big thinking is coming to town...

What happens when big ideas come to town?

In cases like the WhatWorks 2022 summit from the Social Progress Imperative that's coming to Banff in late May, it's a chance for a premier gathering of global thought leaders, innovators and social entrepreneurs to use evidence and experience to debate and advance solutions that drive social impact.

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TEDxCalgaryLive 2022

Join TEDxCalgary and community partners for a lively session of specially-curated talks fresh from TED2022, "A New Era"

Unless you attended it live in Vancouver this year, this will be a unique opportunity to watch some of the latest talks from the event and engage in live, in-person discussions with other equally curious Calgarians!

We'll be hosting two sessions via our online events platform, Run The World::

  • Lunchtime "brown bag" - 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. (bring your own lunch to enjoy while watching)
  • Evening "ideas mixer" - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (with additional options for discussions with other participants)

 

Registration is free via our Showpass ticketing site, and please select the applicable session option under ticket types (or register for both).

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Special Note:

Due to recent COVID exposures among members of our event team and/or their family members, we have had to convert this event to an online format. As an evidence-based organization, we take our public health responsibilities seriously, and do not wish to contribute to onward transmission of the virus while team members may be able to pass it along.

We very much look forward to a future opportunity to connect with participants within the new Platform Innovation Centre, where we are a programming partner, in the coming months.

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Calgary Unplugged | An Earth Hour Collaborative Event

TEDxCalgary is joining a number of community partners to celebrate Earth Hour 2022 through "Calgary Unplugged", an awesome set of talks, interactions, and a pedal-powered dance party when we (and several other municipal locations around the city) disconnect from the grid!

You're encouraged to attend the event in person at Calgary's Central Library (note: capacity restrictions are in effect), or hop onto our TEDxCalgary web stream between 7:00 p.m. and lights out at 8:30 p.m., when we'll also close off the web stream. In between, our Facebook page will feature both the main web stream and a number of live, on-site video vignettes from the interactions zone.

Join us on our Facebook page here for the live stream:

Calgary Unplugged Web Stream | Facebook

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TEDxCalgaryWomen 2021

POWERFUL IDEAS. DEEP CONVERSATIONS. NEW CONNECTIONS.

Join the TEDxCalgary team and other members of our community for an evening of exceptional ideas fresh from the stage of TEDWomen 2021!

You'll be among the first to view specially-curated talks from some of the best and brightest minds in the world, and engage with other participants in lively virtual discussions about what you've seen.

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TEDxCountdown

Powerful Ideas. Great Conversations. Effective Actions.

Join the TEDxCalgary team and several community friends for an evening of thought-provoking talks fresh from the October 2021 TEDCountdown Summit stage in Edinburgh, Scotland. Watch with us as we hear the latest thinking on how to turn powerful ideas into effective actions and influence the course of climate change in the critical years until 2030.

We'll be following the talks with a fireside chat panel with local experts, who can help us set the context for how some of these ideas translate to our local environment. It's a great opportunity to hear from past TEDxCalgary speakers who have delivered their own amazing talks over the last decade, as well as others in the community who continue to work hard on making positive impacts for our collective environmental future.

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HatchUp Magazine

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It's a wonderful thing to see an idea come to fruition, and we're very pleased to be partnering with HatchUp Magazine as it launches into the Calgary marketplace (and beyond) to explore the intersections between business, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle. As they describe themselves, it's a magazine for the community, from the community.

Being community-based and community-minded ourselves, it was a great and natural collaboration with the magazine team and the wonderful folks behind the idea at HatchUp Media. We're pleased to be a recurring guest columnist on the ideas front, and really encourage our community to embrace this new voice in our midst. Who knows? Maybe you'll be appearing in it or writing for it at some point, too!

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