About

TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events.

These events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and to share the latest research in their local areas that spark conversations in their communities. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED. These events are not controlled by TED, but event organizers agree to abide by our format, and are offered guidelines for curation, speaker coaching, event organizing and more. They learn from us and from each other. More than 3000 events are now held annually.

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Our team

Anoop Virk

Executive Producer
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Shelly Bardai

President
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Sara Khanifar

Vice President
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Charlene Owuor

Operations Coordinator
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Jacob Strul

Director of Product
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Paul Park

Speaker Coach and Marketing Copywriter
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Conor Brandt

Speaker Coach and Copywriter
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Marc LeBlanc

Director of Volunteers
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Marion Young

PR Manager
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Joe Deobald

Digital Marketing Director
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Amber McLennan

Social Media Manager
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Azzra Bardai

Director of Experience
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Steven Slade

Web Developer
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Itzel Ramirez

Visual Design Lead
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Dalia Ibrahim

Graphic Designer
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Lian Choo

Graphic Designer
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Eva Ha

Program Assistant
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Our values

COMMUNITY

Provide a local forum for a global community of thinkers and doers who believe in the power of ideas to change lives, their future, and eventually, the world.

DIVERSITY

Reflect the diversity of thought, opinion and background of the region we know and love

INCLUSIVITY

Foster a positive environment where everyone is welcome, regardless of history, background, upbringing, or personal opinion.

COURAGE

Celebrate those who have the courage to push boundaries in their fields, question the status quo, and share their stories.

DISCOVERY

Cultivate a platform for open-minded people to come together to discover new perspectives, interests, and friends.

PASSION

Nurture the passion our volunteers put into community-building, our speakers harness when they take the stage, and the belief that our ideas can change the world.