Community Salons

Three times monthly TEDxCalgary Events

Engage with other interesting Calgarians throughout the year by attending one of our monthly community-based Salon events! Community Salon events run three times a month between January and June, and September to November.

Salon-based events evoke the famous salon gatherings of the 18th Century Enlightenment period, which stimulated the development and spread of many of the basic political, scientific, and social ideas that underpin our modern life (for good or bad). Our amazing team of volunteer hosts has selected a series of pre-recorded TEDTalks to view throughout the year, and they engage participants in a series of dynamic, structured discussion questions.

Where the topic ultimately goes is up to you, the participants! It's an excellent way to meet new people with a shared interest in ideas, and to challenge one's own viewpoints. Nine months a year, we host regular Salon events three times a month at the Central, Fish Creek, and Crowfoot branches of the Calgary Public Library.

These events are free to attend, but require online registration to ensure that we are able to accommodate the group size, and to ensure that we can send participants a post-event feedback form.
Calgary Public Library (various branches)
Register to attend (MeetUp)

TEDxCalgary Salons with a difference!

At various times of the year, we host larger Salon events that feature live speakers, blended with a vibrant set of participant discussions and interactions. These Salons are posted in our Events section when running, and are ticketed events with a modest entry fee to cover our event costs.