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 Redefinition—significant 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 Rajan – Children’s Right Activist, Hands for Help
Ted Sargent – Professor, Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology, University of Toronto
Dr. Brian Goldman – Author, The Night Shift
Carlyle Jansen– Founder, Good For Her
George Roter – CEO & Co-Founder, Engineers Without Borders Canada
Jeff Melanson – Executive Director and Co-CEO, Canada’s National Ballet School
Adam Garone – CEO & Co-Founder, Movember
Ariel Garten – Chief Executive Officer, InteraXon
Brandon Hay – Founder, 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.