TEDxChilliwack is an independently organized local group comprised of passionate volunteers who are dedicated to ideas worth spreading. The third TEDxChilliwack event will take place on April 14, 2018 at G. W. Graham Theatre. 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.
The theme of TEDxChilliwack 2018 is Time to Reboot. 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. Apply to speak today!
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 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. Applications to attend will open in January.
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 and 2017 TEDxChilliwack talks have more than 50,000 total views!
Where will it be held?
This year's event will once again be held in the G. W. Graham Theatre at G. W. Graham Middle-Secondary School in Sardis. This fantastic facility is the perfect venue to bring TEDxChilliwack to life!
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.
TED is a global foundation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading which brings together some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share what they are most passionate about. It started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design—three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. Since then, its scope has become ever broader, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline—science, arts, global issues, media, architecture, music and much more. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a journey into the future.” The diverse audience—CEOs, scientists, philanthropists—is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, including Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and more.