EVENT UPDATE: Our ENGAGE: Deeply Event is Postponed

TEDxCalgary has made the difficult — but very necessary — decision to postpone our planned ENGAGE: Deeply event until October 31, 2020.

The spread of coronavirus/COVID-19 infections is a very real threat to all of us, and our risk assesments determined that our event was not appropriate to hold at this juncture, while modes of infection for the virus remain uncertain. In alignment with guidance being issued by health authorities, the City of Calgary, and now by the Government of Alberta, we voluntarily chose a course of action that we feel will best protect the health of our participants, speakers, and volunteers.

Individuals holding tickets are now being communicated with directly by email. We will continue to update the public via our website as we revise our plans for the new October 31st date. If you're a current ticket-holder looking to have your purchase refunded, please visit our events refund page for additional details and instructions.

Our thanks to our partners, speakers, and volunteers for all of their guidance and support as we made this decision, and we look forward to meeting our participants in person at ENGAGE: Deeply (Take 2) in Fall 2020.

-- The TEDxCalgary team

COMMUNITY SALONS UPDATE: All Events Suspended Immediately

Our community salons are being suspended immediately due to closure of programming and event spaces in our partner facilities of the Calgary Public Library. These suspensions are a result of measures being taken by the Library to slow or stop the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 infections.

We completely understand and support the Library's decision to do this, and we will resume the community salons in various branches across the city as soon as it is safe and practical to do so. Please note that some community salon locations may return sooner than others, as our own programming is based on volunteer availability and specific arrangements with each branch. As we normally take a break during July and August, some locations may not resume programming until the Fall. Check our Community Salons pages on MeetUp for details.

As we figure out new and ever more innovative ways to connect and engage with our community during a time of physical isolation and distancing, stay tuned for some opportunities for interactive community salons taking place online in the coming months!

-- The TEDxCalgary team

We're Playing With Fire!

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Okay, let's re-title that to "We're playing with fire... but safely!"

We're incredibly excited to be holding the first of our long-anticipated campfire events, part of our ongoing TEDxCalgary Adventures series. Some of those adventures take us to new or hidden places you've likely not seen. This one takes us to a place where humans have been gathering and sharing thoughts since we've been a species -- around the warmth of the campfire, under a (hopefully) starry night sky.

It's not accidental that the visual motif for "ENGAGE: with Ideas" and nearly all of the events in our anniversary year of programming reference group conversations around the campfire. It's a place that's been near and dear to us as organizers for a long time, since we're convinced that the campfire environment generates some of our most memorable and meaningful conversations. And, as TED curator Chris Anderson has since alluded, TEDx is part of the global campfire for spreading great ideas.

Light a campfire and everyone's a storyteller - John Geddes (author)

Our event on October 3rd is a chance for curious Calgarians to talk some big ideas around the campfire, still in the midst of our city. It's a chance to connect with others in one of the most authentic and meaningful ways possible, by telling our own stories and sharing ideas in a personal way. We'll start with a short TEDTalk on the big screen to get the ideas flowing, but then literally turn down the lights and let the magic of the campfire do its thing. Where it ultimately goes is up to you, the participants!

Visit our campfire event site for information and to register. We look forward to seeing you there!

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