We’re pleased to announce that Air Canada is now the official airline of TEDxWinnipeg! Air Canada becoming one of our valued sponsors this year will have an added benefit for someone this year — one of our guests will be awarded return airfare for two to one of over 200 destinations worldwide! There’s a tiny bit of fine print for these promotional tickets, of course — they’re valid for travel on Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and Jazz scheduled flights only, and you need to fly by the end of next year, 2019.
“To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.” ― Dalai Lama XIV
There are just seven weeks to go to TEDxWinnipeg 2017! This week, guests are being notified of whether their application was accepted to attend. In the meantime, learn a little bit more about the speakers who will be spreading their big ideas at TEDxWinnipeg on June 6!
Ali Saeed talks about refugees and the need to speak up against oppression (The Times).
Dené Sinclair talks about how indigenous people participate in tourism (The Lance).
TEDxWinnipeg now has two types of ticket available, at two different pricing levels.
Up until 2016, TEDxWinnipeg had never charged a fee to attend. Some years this was very difficult to accomplish, as we needed sponsors who were willing to pitch in and foot the entire bill for the event, as we had no other sources of revenue. For 2016, we needed to start charging a nominal $25 registration fee for the event, which was still growing. Ultimately, last year we had to turn away far more guests than we could accept, simply due to venue capacity.
TEDxWinnipeg 2016 takes place at the Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre, 140 Rupert Avenue in Winnipeg, MB
REGISTRATION OPEN: 8AM
8:45 – 9:45
Dr. Nicole Buckley – Space Health and Aging Research
Earl Gardiner – Taking Back the Night
Madison Thomas – Arts in the Hood
9:45 – 10:45 Morning Break
10:45 – Noon
This year we’ve received more applications than ever before! Unfortunately, due to space limitations, we can’t accept every application to attend the event. Which is why we’re pleased to announce that this year, TEDxWinnipeg will include an organized TEDxWinnipeg Viewing Party!
What is a viewing party?
- Share in and experience the TEDxWinnipeg energy from another location!
- Watch the TEDxWinnipeg live-stream, and participate in TEDxWinnipeg idea sharing activities that mirror those taking place at the Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre
— Tracey Levasseur (@TraceyLevasseur) April 18, 2016
With applications flowing in and a little over a month left to submit, you might be wondering: what’s so great about attending TEDxWinnipeg? After all, you can view previous great TEDxWinnipeg talks online. However, there are some things in life that can’t be replicated through a screen. We’ve asked around and come up with the following ten reasons people love attending TEDxWinnipeg.
…when you put more than 200 engaged, innovative thinkers & influencers in a room for one day and ask them to share their best ideas?
Will they be inspired? Become motivated? Learn? Make new friends? Find similar thinkers? Will they start a movement? Rally around a new solution to an old issue? Explore new ways of thinking? Or will they perhaps instigate change our city — or the world? We’re wondering the same thing.