Fri June 22, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Get ready to ignite true possibility! You’re invited to join us for an important journey far beyond your known boundaries of thought at TEDxYYC 2018 on June 22. Are you ready to explore a realm of possibilities you never knew existed?

We’ll gather to explore the unlimited opportunity held in the Adjacent Possible, the premise that there is an enormous untapped sphere of ideas that exist just outside what we think we are capable of, sparked one after another like endless ripples in a pond. What if you could go beyond “what you know today” into the far greater “what is possible?” Every adjacent possibility opens another, creating bursts of limitlessness far beyond what we can currently imagine. Most importantly, adjacent possibilities can only exist when creativity and curiosity are given freedom to explode into new ideas, creating massive shifts and positive change.

We’ll bring you passionate speakers ready to take the stage to create a powerful energy together with deep discussion and intimate connection. TEDxYYC strives to bring the best and brilliant to Calgary, fueling those who gather to push boundaries of their own. Could this year’s event be the catalyst that brings you right to the edge of your potential, then catapults you beyond it? Don’t miss the chance to find out!

As Calgary’s largest and most well-attended independently-organized TED event, we’re confident our ninth event will continue our legacy of excellence and inspiration in the areas of Technology, Entertainment, and Design. With an ongoing mission to bring like-minded individuals together to create, collaborate, and innovate at the highest level, TEDxYYC will inspire you to shape your future in new ways.

Extend your Adjacent Possible experience by networking with TEDxYYC speakers and committee members as well as attendees after the event (5pm onwards). Enjoy some complimentary refreshments (including some delicious local brews) and other TEDxYYC surprises. Just choose the TEDxYYC+ After-Party Experience package when buying your ticket.

Eric Jardine: Shedding some light on a potential bright side to the dark web. Jardine is exploring the use of the dark web as a type of underground railroad concept, that marginalized groups are using to get important information and messages out of oppressed areas.

Sue Mylde: Discussing the consequences the lack of tactile and spatial hands-on learning will have on our children as they mature. She will challenge us to change this trajectory while we can.

Tim Tamashiro: Musician and former CBC host. Tim will discuss ways to find the intersection of what you’re good at, what you love doing, what you can make money doing and what the world needs.

David Moscrop: An academic and political commentator who is researching digital threats to democracy, including microtargeting, Big Data, fake news, bots, and hacking in hopes of identifying the nature of these threats and what we should be doing about them.

Farima Berenji: An award-winning, internationally acclaimed dance ethnologist and archaeologist.

Robin Winsor: Preparing for a future with artificial intelligence. Robin Winsor is a highly influential visionary and executive in the technology field, who is known for being both a playful and provocative agent of change.

Kelcie Miller-Anderson: An acclaimed innovator and social entrepreneur, Kelcie Miller-Anderson started her research into developing novel remediation methods for the Alberta Oil Sands at just 15 years old. By age 21 she had founded her first company, MycoRemedy, and set her sights on remediating the world with her innovative fungi-based approaches to remediation. She is an unstoppable young innovator bringing change to the environmental industry.

Jeremy Klaszus: Jeremy Klaszus is editor of the Sprawl, a Calgary pop-up journalism venture he founded in 2017. The Sprawl is a crowdfunded, ad-free, made-in-Calgary model—a reinvention of local journalism in tough times. It operates with the goal to share stories in a meaningful, non-reactionary way. 

Aaron Goodarzi: Aaron Goodarzi, PhD, is an assistant professor at University of Calgary’s Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute at the Cumming School of Medicine, and currently holds the title of Canada Research Chair for Radiation Exposure Disease. He is a globally recognized researcher in understanding how radiation impacts our DNA to cause genetic damage and ultimately cancer.

Sophia Lebessis: Owner of Transformation Fine Art, Canada’s first Inuk owned Inuit art gallery located in Calgary’s historic Grain Exchange Building, Sophia Lebessis is paving the way for the next generation of Inuit entrepreneurs to edify their art from their perspective.

HYMN: These musicians come from diverse backgrounds to combine the musical traditions of the Middle East with influences of jazz, blues klezmer, and western pop, with their world fusion music offering a modern spin on traditional melodies.

Le Cirque de la Nuit: Established in 2013, Le Cirque de la Nuit is a one of a kind creative collective based out of Calgary, Alberta that specializes in the development and execution of truly immersive and memorable performance based experiences. Cirque brings together the very best performers from across Canada and merges their talents with generous creative capacity for production, choreography, custom made props, decor, costumes, music and visual effects, creating a multidimensional experience.

For more details on speakers and performers, please visit the TEDxYYC website.

General Tickets - $84.50 + fees
Group Tickets - $74.50 + fees (Minimum of 8 tickets purchased)
Student Ticket - $69.50 + fees (Student ID required)
After-Party Experience Add-On - $15.00 + fees

Join us Friday, June 22, 2018 for TEDxYYC 2018 – Tickets on sale now!

The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.

Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep. 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats

Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.

Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.

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