December 8, 2022 | Noon to 1 p.m. Past Events

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.

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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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The Ampersand | 140 4 Avenue SW
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TED Countdown
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 | 7 - 9 p.m. Past Events

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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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!