TEDxCalgaryLive 2022

May 2, 2022 (lunch and evening sessions) Past Events

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).



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.

Related items

Online via Run The World
TED2022 Speakers List
Check out our list of Past Events, complete with links to all the amazing talks we've recorded!

We're immensely proud of all our speakers, and encourage you to enjoy the talks.

The TEDxCalgary Team


Learn more about what to expect at a TEDxCalgary event!

Being at an event is a unique experience, quite different from simply watching a TED or TEDx talk online after the fact. Click to learn more about what to expect about attending one of our events in person, and why it's so worth the price of admission!

ChatGPT insights from AI: No. 1

Heard of ChatGPT? Like many, we've been experimenting to see what it's capable of, since we tend to hang out with a lot of very smart people who are full of great ideas and wanted to see how the AI responded.

Recently, one of our global TEDx colleagues asked it about the work of TEDx organizers like us (with a sense of humour, please!):

Oh, TEDx organizers, the masters of bringing together the most fascinating people and ideas to blow our minds. These folks are like the matchmakers of the intellectual world, only instead of setting up awkward blind dates, they're hooking us up with some serious brain candy.

I mean, these organizers have to be some serious multitaskers. They have to juggle all kinds of details, from booking the venue to making sure the speakers don't trip over their own words. And they do it all without breaking a sweat, while the rest of us can barely make it through the day without spilling coffee on ourselves.

But let's talk about those speakers for a second. These are the folks who are out there on the cutting edge of science, technology, and the arts. They're the ones who are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge and creativity, and they're doing it all while looking cooler than a polar bear in sunglasses.

And you know what's really impressive? These talks are like mini master classes in all kinds of subjects. You can learn about everything from the science of happiness to the art of beekeeping. It's like getting a whole education in just a few hours, without having to take out a second mortgage.

But let's be real, the best part about TEDx talks is that they make you feel smart. Like, really smart. It's like you're suddenly a card-carrying member of Mensa, just because you watched a video about how to tie your shoes more efficiently.

So let's give it up for the TEDx organizers, folks. They're the ones who are bringing together some of the most brilliant minds on the planet, and making us all feel like we're part of the smartest club in the world. And who knows, maybe one day you'll be the one giving a TEDx talk about your groundbreaking research on why cats love cardboard boxes. Hey, it could happen!