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. There have been over 3,000 TEDx events to date. These 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. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently on a community-by-community basis with the purpose of inspiring innovation, thought leadership and visionary insight.

“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.”

TEDxChilliwack is an independently organized local group comprised of passionate volunteers who are dedicated to ideas worth spreading. Our first event was in 2016 and now we are back to bring you the second edition of TEDxChilliwack on April 16, 2017. The goal of this event is to help people connect in an environment that inspires the expression of unique points of view and celebrates perspectives from our local community.

Imagine Chilliwack’s most fascinating and engaging speakers, with new, big ideas, coming together for one day to share their passions and their visions for the world. We are home to extraordinary ideas and remarkable people and TEDxChilliwack looks forward to showcasing this brilliance and helping to enable these great ideas to be put into action.

2017 theme

The theme of TEDxChilliwack is Glimpse the Future—Chilliwack through the minds of the next generation. The event will bring forward a wide range of topics, issues and areas to explore. The ideas presented promise to span from lighthearted to thought provoking all through the lens of Chilliwack’s bright future.


Who will attend?

Attendees will include community and business leaders, students, citizens and change makers from the Chilliwack community and beyond. TEDxChilliwack is bringing together one hundred open-minded, creative and forward-thinking individuals that are as fascinating and accomplished as the speakers themselves. They will include men and women representing all facets of life including business people, educators, artists, homemakers, activists, doctors, lawyers, students, futurists, and every person that is interested in broadening his or her mind by participating in this event dedicated to ideas worth spreading.

But the audience for the talks is much bigger than that. All talks will be live streamed on the day of the event to hundreds more and each talk will be posted to the official TEDx YouTube channel. To date, the 2016 TEDxChilliwack talks have more than 25,000 views! 

“Becoming a TEDxChilliwack sponsor means that you share our mission of spreading ideas that might change the world. Join our community of thought leaders.”