TEDxYouth@VictoriaPark 2019

About Us


TED

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.

TEDx

TEDx brings the spirit of TED’s mission of ideas worth spreading to local communities around the globe. TEDx events are organized by curious individuals who seek to discover ideas and spark conversations in their own community. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED.

TEDxYouth@VictoriaPark

Founded in 2018, TEDxYouth@VictoriaPark is currently the only youth-based TEDx organization in the Calgary area, aimed towards serving youth between the ages of 13-22. The purpose of TEDxYouth@VictoriaPark is to explore the issues, ideas and questions that are central to young people today, and we firmly believe in providing an opportunity and platform for local youth to share their novel and innovative ideas to their local and global communities.

Theme


Our event theme for this year is “Shifting Equilibrium: A Journey Into the Unknown.” “Shifting Equilibrium” is meant to represent individuals, communities, and ideas that have been (or will be) affected by some sort of vast technological, ideological, societal, or psychological change. In addition, the notion of “A Journey Into The Unknown” is meant to complement the idea of “Shifting the Equilibrium”, and is intended to represent people who dared to explore an environment that was completely unknown to them. More information regarding the underlying meaning of the event theme can be found here: https://tiny.cc/shiftingequilibrium

We believe in cultivating a community of engaged, empowered youth through the spreading of innovative ideas, and we hope that you can join us at TEDxYouth@VictoriaPark 2019!

Speakers


TEDxYouth@VictoriaPark 2019

Muna Adam's image

Muna Adam

Science/Medicine

Catharine Bowman's image

Catharine Bowman

Science/Medicine

Claire Du's image

Claire Du

Technology/Communication

Nisha John's image

Nisha John

Social Activism

Jesse Lee's image

Jesse Lee

Science/Medicine

Zeel Patel's image

Zeel Patel

Business

Madison Savilow's image

Madison Savilow

Environment

Our Sponsors

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Our Team


Stanton Thai's image

Stanton Thai

Organizer

Justine Bui's image

Justine Bui

Co-organizer

Jessica Bui's image

Jessica Bui

VP of Finance

Kyle Boniol

Graphic Designer

Mohamed Abdallahi's image

Mohamed Abdallahi

VP of Operations

Richard Yang's image

Richard Yang

Web Developer

Contact Us

TEDxYouth@VictoriaPark wants to hear from you! We welcome any inquiries, comments or suggestions, and we look forward to connecting.