Mark your calendar because on May 28, 2016 TEDxStanleyPark 2016 makes its annual return to Vancouver. With 15 engaging and highly accomplished live speakers who are primed to inspire while sharing their innovative solutions and insightful vision towards solving several modern day societal problems and humanitarian challenges. TEDxStanleyPark’s r raison d’être is to provide a stage for these speakers who must present great, well-formed ideas in less than 18 minutes. The overarching theme of these talks is to try to make the world a better place by bringing people together, sharing ideas and fostering a fertile community for learning.
TEDxStanleyPark is a program which is run under the TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design) brand to bring a TED-like experience to as many people as possible. All TEDx events are named after locations, such as cities, neighbourhoods, streets etc, which is aimed at serving that named community. TEDxStanleyPark symbolizes the spirit of Stanley Park as a central meeting spot for Vancouver. Stanley Park was originally inhabited by First Nations before the British colonized these shores and turned the land into a 1,000-acre park. Village sites in Stanley Park were still in use by First Nations people in the 1880’s until surveyors and road builders demolished some of their homes (shockingly, while the inhabitants were still living in them) to make way for the present day Park Drive perimeter road.
TEDxStanleyPark is unlike any other educational event. Speaker topics are wide a far ranging and this year’s talks run the gamut on such topics as eradicating bedbugs, loneliness and technology addiction, health & happiness, sex therapy, slave labour and financial security just to name a few. The stated objective of TEDxStanleyPark 2016 is to have 15 genuine standing ovations from the 2,640 people in the audience and virtual applause from the event’s estimated 3,000 to 5,000 online guests. In the spirit of ideas worth sharing, attendees attending this event are encouraged to enrich their on-site experience by mixing and mingling with others. Ultimately, it comes down to what we do with the ideas shared on this day that unites the TEDx community.
Here is a link to the 2016 Speakers. Here
Date & Time: Saturday May 28 2016 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
TEDxStanleyPark 2016 has kindly extended a $20 ticket discount offer for our readers who are interested in attending this year’s conference. Get your ya ya’s here… ummm…tickets and enter the promo code “Kathryn” at checkout and voila, you’re good to go. We are stoked to be going to this year’s TEDxStanleyPark. See you there!