In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxEdmonton, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxEdmonton events, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small groups. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
We brought TEDx to Edmonton to show our community and the world that we've been quietly outputting world class creatives, entrepreneurs and innovators for years. We just want to be a little more vocal about it. Everyone needs to know that Edmontonians are working here and beyond, changing the world in their own ways – in science, technology, entertainment, design and more. We believe TEDxEdmonton can be a spark to ignite and connect the entrepreneurial and creative energy we've always had in our community.