Past Events (17)

Learn more about past TEDxCalgary events! We've had more than 12 in-person events featuring more than 140 speakers, and are proud to connect you with the amazing ideas that were shared.

Have questions? Let us know by contacting our Events team.

December 7, 2021 | 7-9 p.m.
TEDxCalgaryWomen 2021

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.

Venue:
Online/Virtual
Speaker:
Curated talks from TEDWomen 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 | 7 - 9 p.m.
TEDxCalgaryCountdown

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.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
TEDxCalgaryLive 2021

TEDxCalgaryLive 2021

As a TEDx organizing team, we're very pleased to be presenting a selection of curated content from 2021's flagship TEDMonterey event, "The Case for Optimism".

Join us on September 21, 2021 for an evening of amazing talks curated by our team, and engage with other participants in lively discussions about what you've watched. We are anticipating that there may be some options for in-person attendance on a limited basis, as well as streaming of the talks and online discussions via our virtual event platform if you're not comfortable to attend in person, or just prefer to join us from the comfort of your own place!

Venue:
In-person and online
Speaker:
See the TEDMonterey program
November 18, 2020
ENGAGE: Connected [2020]

ENGAGE: Connected [2020]

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 released, so check them out below!

Venue:
ONLINE
Speaker:
ENGAGE: Connected
June 20, 2019
ENGAGE: Intentionally Salon

ENGAGE: Intentionally Salon

Explore a different way of building community through deep, intentional dialogue. In the process, discover how we can help shape our sense of purpose either individually, or collectively as a city.

Our three speakers sparked our imaginations with their talks, sharing both perspectives and tools that our participants could use to engage other participants in a set of deep conversations about what YOU think we need to change about our dialogue on community. We immersed ourselves in interactions with other equally curious Calgarians, helping us generate a new and far-reaching conversation about how we define our purpose.

Venue:
Memorial Park Library
Speaker:
Nicole Hartley Bradford, Garret C. Smith, Kris Kelly-Frere
November 3, 2018
Navigators [2018]

Navigators [2018]

Their ideas are taking us to new places.

Navigators are those special people who are pursuing the next wave of opportunity in technology, science, health, and energy among others. They are tackling big problems that need equally big thinking about solutions. And, they are helping us to explore ourselves and our time in history. Their perspectives guide us, inform us, and inspire us.

Venue:
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
Speaker:
Click to view speaker profiles for Navigators 2018
November 2014
Truth(s) [2014]

Truth(s) [2014]

The second of our main events for 2014, "Truth(s)" explored the depths of what truths we hold to be important. From new dinosaur discoveries, to making the health system work, and understanding the depth of pain being suffered by our Aboriginal communities through the loss of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, our speakers and participants spoke from the heart.

Watch the talks on our YouTube channel

Venue:
EEEL Building, University of Calgary
Speaker:
Truth(s) Playlist (YouTube)
Tuesday, July 28 (various times)
TEDxCalgaryLive from TED2020

TEDxCalgaryLive from TED2020

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 hosted three virtual events on Tuesday, July 28th as follows...

Venue:
Online
April 29, 2010
Humanity 3.0: Leadership the World Needs Now [2010]

Humanity 3.0: Leadership the World Needs Now [2010]

It's where we started in 2010, with "Humanity 3.0: Leadership the World Needs Now" as our first event. We explored the linked themes of conflict, poverty, youth and elders at our very first TEDxCalgary event, and featured speakers like Naheed Nenshi, Nick Nissley, and many other courageous speakers who believed in what we were doing, and lent us their talents on stage.

Watch the talks on our YouTube channel

Venue:
Cardel Theatre, Quarry Park
Speaker:
Humanity 3.0 Playlist (YouTube)
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