** Applications will be accepted starting on September 27 **


If you have an idea that fits our “On Purpose” theme we want to hear from you! 

We're looking for optimistic and inspiring new ideas about science, technology, innovation, arts, design, sports, culture and the environment that have the potential to change our community and the world.

Applications accepted until November 20, 2018



Fill out the form

Do you live in Upper Fraser Valley and have an idea that fits our “On Purpose” theme? Perfect! When you are ready, fill out the form below and hit submit. 


Pitch your concept

We will be holding three Applicant Showcase Nights at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas in January. Potential speakers will be invited to one of these events to present a short concept pitch to a panel of judges and the audience.


Speakers selected

A total of 12 speakers will be selected to present at TEDxChilliwack on April 13, 2019 by our judging panel.

While we prefer the speakers to be from Chilliwack, we are open to great talks from anyone. Ultimately it will come down to the selection committee and coaches to choose the best talks and speakers. The auditions and coaching will be held in Chilliwack, so you need to be prepared to travel to Chilliwack a fair bit leading up the actual TEDxChilliwack day.