From the biggest issues of the day to the deepest issues of the soul, TEDxMontreal is an unforgettable and unique conference. In true TED fashion, it’s a riveting, fast-paced, day long experience.
Why do I need to apply?
Much like TED, the audience is a big part of the experience. TEDxMontreal brings together interesting, passionate and eclectic individuals. Don’t be discouraged by the process — we’re just trying to get a sense of what makes you tick.
Is this TED?
TEDxMontreal has a formal agreement (a license) with TED and follows a set of guidelines set by TED. However, like all TEDx events across the world, TEDxMontreal is locally and independently organized.
What’s the schedule?
TEDxMontreal lasts all day, from 8:30am to 6pm. In TED spirit, all talks are 18 minutes (or less) and we show a few prerecorded TED Talks. The day is punctuated with many breaks, which is a big part of the experience.
A limited number of discounted admissions are available to those could not otherwise afford to attend (nonprofits, students, etc.). Submit a regular application and email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a personal request.
Monument-NationalAddress: 1182 St-Laurent, corner René-Lévesque
At the centre of Montreal’s history, Monument-National is the oldest running theatre in Canada and a national historic site. Its beautiful auditorium is perfect for sharing powerful ideas.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Quim Madrenas uses music, art and history to explore the impact of infectious diseases.
Having lead 4 wildly successful companies, Mike Grandinetti will be speaking on creativity and entrepreneurship.
Métis artist Moe Clark showcases her unique understanding of performance narrative with traditions of circle singing and spoken word.
Entrepreneur Kyle Seaman has spent more than a year trying to reverse engineer parenting and will be sharing his fascinating conclusions.
Accepted at 14 years old to MIT graduate school — the youngest ever — David Dalrymple will share his deep insight into the future of mathematics.
Witty contrarians, undiscovered mavericks, inspiring underdogs.
TEDxMontreal features unique and interesting ideas that might have flown under the radar. Until now.
Social entrepreneur and Sauvé Scholar Ethan Kay explains how we can save two million lives a year by changing people’s cooking appliances.
Jonathan Brun will talk about how citizens are reinventing democracy with online tools for collaboration, creativity and accountability.
Ever engaged in educating the public about science, chemist Joe Schwarcz will discuss the importance of skepticism in science.
With experience from the North Sea’s energy infrastructure to the Hermitage Museum, MIT-trained architect Talia Dorsey will explore how strategic design can improve our cities.
Having spent years exploring new book publishing models, Hugh McGuire will make the case for why books and the Internet might become one.
Founder of Data without Borders and Data Scientist at the New York Times R&D lab, Jake Porway will explore how data can be used in the service of humanity.
Artist Andrew Emond has extensively explored Montreal’s sewers and he shares photos of the fascinating underground networks.
Secular gospel band Irreverend James and the Critical Mass Choir will discuss racism, gay rights, feminism and how they’re bringing gospel music back to its roots.
Industrial designer Yasaman Sheri will discuss the future of synthetic biology, biotechnology and mass production.