10 Tips To Help You Become A TEDx Speaker

Dina Pestonji | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada
Dina Pestonji

I have been asked many times as to how I got the opportunity to do two different TEDx talks. I'd like to share my 10 tips so that you can be a TEDx sp...

These Are Ideas Worth Spreading

Matt Ryan | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Business
Matt Ryan

Great ideas have the potential to change everything. However, these ideas need to be shared, discussed and acted upon or they will dissolve and simply not make the impact they were intended to. Crossing a threshold -- whether a breaking point or a boundary, frequently results in a transformation.

TED Vancouver Speakers Will Include Monica Lewinsky

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"This will be only the second time she’s spoken publicly."

Boston Bombing Amputee Dances For 1st Time

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

For the first time since she lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, a ballroom dance teacher performed on stage, bringing an emotional clim...

TED Stage Entirely Made-In-B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

When speakers take the stage at the TED Conference in Vancouver, they're standing on an innovative and proudly B.C. piece of craftsmanship. The sta...

What I Learned From Going Blind In Space (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

What's the scariest thing that has ever happened to you? For Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, the moment came when he went blind in space. Tha...

How I (Almost) Totally Blew My TEDTalk

Patricia Pearson | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada
Patricia Pearson

I was asked to be funny, and to try to mention gadgets, as TED audiences tend to like seeing fancy innovations. Given that my speech was about grief and spirituality, I wasn't sure where to fit in a pen that can be recycled as a plant, or a smart shirt that senses your temperament.

TED Coming To Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The influential TED Conference is coming to Vancouver starting in 2014, conference organizers announced on Monday morning. The conference holds two...

TEDx Toronto: Realizing My Green Dream

Marcelo de Luz | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada
Marcelo de Luz

I'm hoping to inspire others to follow their dreams and help the environment at the same time. I'll be talking about what inspired me to design and build a solar car, and then what I decided to do with it and what happened in the process and what I was able to accomplish in the end. The dream, the struggle, the victory!

TEDxToronto: Making Policy Fun

Vass Bednar | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada
Vass Bednar

Right now, except when you go to the ballot box, the only time you're in touch with government is when you're complaining about something. You never just call to say, "Hey my garbage pick up is always on time and my bins are always upright. And I appreciate that." It's almost never a positive exchange of appreciation, and it's light-years away from being playful. I think the TEDx audience will be receptive to thinking about how something super-serious and formal can be playful.

TEDx Toronto: Turning At-Risk Youth Into Entrepreneurs

Gavin Sheppard | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada
Gavin Sheppard

For some kids, the neighbourhood is what they know, their safety blanket. And for some reason, they won't leave. What we don't have in our communities is deep investment. Once we get past those defences we can start talking about credit, and how you can obtain it, how you can walk into a meeting place to achieve what you're passionate about achieving. We start taking the intuitive skills they have learned from living in the hood. Desperation breeds ingenuity. It's the idea of creatively understanding the skills and ideas that are there in these communities and what's necessary to support them: deep investment, time, understanding, and capital.

Why It's Good to Watch Bad Movies

Tikva Hecht | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada
Tikva Hecht

I like stupid movies. Considering Ted's box office success, chances are so do you.