Join Us on June 6th 2017

Are you passionate about the world and ways to make it better? Looking for inspiration? Or simply have a desire to learn? Want to be our guest for a day full of ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’? Great! But first, we need to get to know you better. Please complete the guest application form below, and we’ll take it from there!

Just so you know…

2014-engagement-2All TEDx events are operated under license from TED. Our event has a limited capacity, and although we have more space available than in any of our past years, demand has always been strong, so we may still get more applications than there is space. Our selection committee will mask review each application and select event guests based solely on their answers. Essentially, your identifying information will be removed before our evaluators examine your responses. We won’t know who you are until after you’re selected – and if we select you – YOU are TED-level awesome!

Selection Process

2014-engagement-3All applications are blind-reviewed and people are accepted to attend based on the merit of their applications. In this way, we make sure we have a diverse and engaged audience, which is something TED strives for. We always have more applicants than spaces in the theatre for this inspiring event. A team of people reviews each application and scores them without knowing any identifying information about the applicant. The highest-scoring applications are then accepted until the maximum number of guests is reached.

The application form itself isn’t long or difficult, but is designed to elicit a thoughtful response to a few questions. The long-answer questions really don’t need an essay, but simple yes/no or 1-5-word responses will score lower.

About the Event

The ticket price for TEDxWinnipeg 2017 is $65. Payment will only be required after you are selected to attend — notifications will be sent out after applications are closed. This is an all-day event June 6, 2017 at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. Ticket fees include the entire day of talks, coffee, water, lunch and snacks. The format is the same as the TED proper conference where speakers have a maximum of 18 minutes to present their “Idea Worth Spreading” (TED’s slogan).

Guest Applications are now Closed for 2017.

To join in with TEDxWinnipeg, you can still catch our Livestream on event day.

People Talking TEDxWinnipeg

You feel like you are part of something that has never been before and will never come again.


#TEDxWpg2016 was filled with lots of awesome people!


Fantastic hosts! Somebody buy them a few jars of peanut butter! #TEDxWpg2016


The #TEDxWpg2016 event was a real treat to attend!


Fantastic day at TEDxWinnipeg!! #PeanutButterSynergy #TEDxWpg2016


“If I could summarize the overall vibe of the day it would be CREATIVITY AT WORK.”




Such amazing speakers!


The event staff were fantastic — very friendly, accommodating, and willing to help with whatever.


Quality of life has been shown to drastically improve by attending TEDs


It is so worth a day off – you gotta do it!


TEDxWinnipeg has changed my world in so many great ways.


The people are awesome. I was actually * in awe *


TEDxWinnipeg is the most open and receptive forum for sharing that I have ever had the pleasure of attending.


TEDx is a great way of reaching out to people with innovative and creative minds.


Heather Hinam on Speaking at TEDxWinnipeg

Since we’re in the midst of taking applications to speak at TEDxWinnipeg this year, we asked past TEDxWinnipeg speaker Heather Hinam to reflect on her experience of preparing and giving her talk, Discovering the Amazing in the Everyday. We hope her experience will be helpful to…