TEDxSFU returns for its fifth year to Connect the Dots

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The annual TEDxSFU conference has returned for its fifth year at the Vancouver Playhouse on November 15, seeking to “Connect the Dots.”

Connecting the Dots and Cross-pollinating are ideas that engage us in a dialogue that builds upon the vast mental, societal and academic pools of resources with ambitions of a collective future.

TEDxSFU has been a contributing member of the TEDx community since its inaugural conference in 2011, amassing thousands of views on the YouTube TEDx Talks channel. Past speakers include Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes, Sliammon First Nation’s Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Simon Fraser Alumni Chief Constable Jim Chu, Mobify CEO Igor Faletski and their most popular talk by Sexual Health Educator Jane Langton.

This year’s speakers include:

  • Mandy Catron, Teacher of English and Creative Writing at UBC
  • Bryce Evans, Founder of The One Project
  • Manny Bahia, CBDO and co-founder of Vancity Buzz
  • Daniel Dubois, Canadian G20 Delegate and Founder of ShareShed
  • Dan Pontefract, Chief Envisioner of TELUS Transformation Office and author
  • Craig Cerhit, Producer/ Director of Found In The Forest
  • Zoya Jiwa, Founder of As We Are and recipient of the 2015 SFU Terry Fox Gold Medal & Prize
  • Aidan Scott, Founder of SpeakBOX
  • Ryan D’Arcy, Professor and Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation BC Leadership Chair in Multimodal Technology for Healthcare Innovation
  • Richard Tuck, CEO of Riipen
  • Erin Ireland, Owner of To Die For Fine Foods and editor for Vancouver Dining Guide To Die For
  • With Idris Hudson, founder of We Can Hear Awareness Society, as the Master of Ceremonies

Now is your chance to experience live TEDx talks from local change­ makers. Be sure to follow TEDxSFU on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest news and updates, and visit TEDxSFU.com for information on how to apply for tickets.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self organized.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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TEDxSFU 2015

When: November 15, 2015

Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Applications to attend are open from now until October 9 at TEDxSFU.com. Invitations for ticket purchase will be sent out to selected attendees and will be open from October 12 to October 31.

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