Past Events (22)

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
9 a.m to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18th
TEDxCalgaryLive: TED2019 "Bigger Than Us" Livestream

TEDxCalgaryLive: TED2019 "Bigger Than Us" Livestream

Join TEDxCalgary and other TEDx organizers from across the city on Thursday, April 18th for a full day of amazing content from the TED2019 "Bigger Than Us" event, being held in Vancouver from April 15-19.

We will be showing a mix of pre-recorded sessions from the April 15-17th event days (sessions 1 to 7) and live content from April 18th (sessions 8 to 11).

Our sessions will be in the Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall in the main lobby area from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., then switch to the BMO Financial Group Community Room from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Participants are free to come and go throughout the day, but we appreciate your registering to ensure we have space throughout the day, and are able to send you a post-event feedback form (this is standard for all TEDx events):

Register to attend! http://TEDxCalgaryLive.ca

Venue:
Central Library, 800 3 Street SE
Speaker:
See the TED2019 Program
May 31 to June 2 (various times)
What Works 2022 "Truth + Trust" Summit Livestream

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!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Venue:
Livestream
Speaker:
What Works 2022 Speakers
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
Monday, December 9, 2019 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
TEDWomen2019 - BOLD+BRILLIANT

TEDxCalgaryWomen

We're very pleased to be hosting a local viewing party for specially-selected content from the 2019 TEDWomen "BOLD + BRILLIANT" event!

Join us on December 9th for an evening of thought-provoking ideas from some of the most interesting and influential women on the planet. While it's not a livestream, you'll be watching the talks in unedited form, just as they occurred from the TEDWomen stage — and long before they're released to the world. Join other equally curious Calgarians to watch and discuss!

CLICK TO REGISTER NOW: limited seating!

 

DETAILS

Monday, December 9th - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.* 

Mount Royal University Library
Riddell Library and Learning Centre - Ideas Lounge (room EL1270)​
74 Mount Royal Circle SW

Access the library through the east entrance off Richard Way SW. Parking is available for a fee of $8.75 in Lot 6A near to the library, in the East Gate Parkade, or parts of Lot 7. The campus is served by several transit routes. See Calgary Transit for details.

As this is a free event, refreshments and food will not be served. Please ensure that you have eaten prior to arrival. Food is available for purchase on the campus. 

*NOTE: specific viewing times may vary based on the programmed content.

 

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Venue:
Riddell Library and Learning Centre, Mount Royal University
Speaker:
Content curated from 2019 TEDWomen "BOLD + BRILLIANT" event
May 2, 2022 (lunch and evening sessions)
TEDxCalgaryLive 2022

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).

REGISTER NOW!

 

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.

Venue:
Online via Run The World
Speaker:
TED2022 Speakers List
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
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | March 26, 2022
Calgary Unplugged | An Earth Hour Collaborative Event

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

Venue:
Online | Calgary Central Library
Speaker:
Check our Facebook page
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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