TEDxToronto announces speaker lineup. Today is the deadline to apply

TEDxToronto has announced the speakers for this year’s conference, which will be held at the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning on September 23.

Each speaker has been selected based on work that delivers real world examples of this year’s TEDxToronto theme Redefinitionsignificant ideas impacting communities, both within Toronto and beyond. Each TEDxTalk is designed to inspire with personal stories that offer a better understanding of how the world is in a constant state of redefinition.

“We’re thrilled to announce this year’s speakers. Each of their stories provides a unique perspective on how our world is being redefined, and what can be done to make change,” says Dan Jacob, Co-Chair for TEDxToronto. “At TEDxToronto, we always strive to offer speakers that make our audiences think, imagine, and act.”

 TEDxToronto 2011 Speaker Line-up:

David Miller – Urban Green Jobs Advocate & 63rd Mayor of Toronto

Bilaal RajanChildren’s Right Activist, Hands for Help

Ted Sargent – Professor, Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology, University of Toronto

Dr. Brian GoldmanAuthor, The Night Shift

Carlyle JansenFounder, Good For Her

George Roter – CEO & Co-Founder, Engineers Without Borders Canada

Jeff MelansonExecutive Director and Co-CEO, Canada’s National Ballet School

Adam Garone – CEO & Co-Founder, Movember

Ariel GartenChief Executive Officer, InteraXon

Brandon HayFounder, Black Daddies Club

This year’s free event will accommodate up to 700 selected delegates at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning. Applications to attend the live event are available online. Deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, August 19. To ensure inclusivity, TEDxToronto will be available live-streamed on the day of the event, at no charge online. Interested parties are encouraged to host independent TEDxToronto Viewing Parties for their friends and colleagues.