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You’ve probably heard of the TED Conference – it’s the annual event that brings together leading lights in the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design (that’s what “TED” stands for), as well as business, science, the arts, and global affairs, sharing ideas via 18-minute presentations on stage. You might have watched Jamie Oliver talk about childhood obesity, Steve Jobs address the audience on seeing opportunities in setbacks, and of course, Al Gore present on climate change. What you might not know is that Vancouver is home to the TED Conference.
But the TED Conference is about more than just a series of presentations. The five-day meeting, headquartered at the Vancouver Convention Centre, also features everything from thought-provoking artistic performances, technology demonstrations and innovative spaces to connect with fellow attendees, through to dinners and parties, wellness activities and art exhibits.
Attending the TED Conference is an exclusive opportunity, but even if you’re unable to attend the conference itself, there are other ways to participate. During the conference, you can watch the TED live stream broadcast at sites set up around Vancouver, including some Vancouver Public Library branches. After the event, many of the talks get uploaded to the TED website, allowing you to watch them at your leisure. And don’t forget the independently-organized TEDxVancouver, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
Dates: April 24 – 28, 2017