Welcome to TEDxMoncton: Illuminated
Over the next few hours, prepare to hear a range of talks from remarkable speakers. They are researchers, authors, teachers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. They will take you on an emotional and intellectual journey. Each of our speakers have been carefully selected from a large pool of applicants to ensure that you experience a night to remember.
In the spirit of TED, our speakers have been challenged to give the “talk of their lives” in 18 minutes or less. There are no keynotes, no podiums, no panels, and no Q&A. You will see a combination of videos and live speakers arranged to spark deep discussion and connection with the audience. This interaction is just as important as presentations by speakers on stage. We encourage you to actively participate during the intermission and after the event to allow great ideas and solutions to emerge.
Our organizing committee has been hard at work since winter to bring this event to life. We faced our share of challenges, but have been nothing short of amazed by the sense of community and support that Greater Moncton has to offer. Tonight, we will celebrate the best and brightest of our city, share ideas and collectively become more “Illuminated”.
We’re glad you chose to be a part of this incredible event.
The TEDxMoncton team
2016 Program at a Glance
|6:30 PM||Doors Open||Tim Melanson|
|7:00 PM||Opening Remarks||Hélène Eusanio-Goguen|
|Hyper Collective Art Project (Take 2)||Reg Noël|
|TED Video: TEDx Introduction||Chris Anderson|
Talk The Case for Immigration
|Talk What I learnt from 700 interviews in three years||Ian Chew|
|Talk We Are Not Alone||Jeff Nagle|
|Talk Creating a Nature Habit||Dawn Leblanc|
|Talk The art of creating inspired culture.||Lisa Griffin and Matthew Kingsley Williston|
|8:20 PM||INTERMISSION||Tim Melanson & Kyler Melanson|
|Music Mondays Come Alive!||Tim Melanson & Kyler Melanson|
|Talk Innovation – Setting the Record Straight||Jake Arsenault|
|Talk Exploring the inner inbox||Nick Breau|
|9:20 PM||Talk What could you start?||Derek Martin|
|9:32 PM||Talk The powerful impact of buying local||Levi Lawrence|
|9:50 PM||Closing Remarks||Hélène Eusanio|
What is TED?
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, and has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
What is TEDx, x=independently organized event?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalk videos and live speakers combine to spark a deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
Quick facts about TEDxMoncton:
- Our inaugural TEDxMoncton event was held in 2013 at théâtre l'Escaouette. The event sold out in less than four hours and received superb reviews from speakers and attendees alike.
- TED sent us a license and a toolkit of guidelines. This event is thus independently organized without their supervision or financial assistance. Hence, we have applied for and have received generous funding from local companies.
- Our goal is to make TEDxMoncton an annual event.