The TEDxUW 2014 event will be coming to you on March 15th, 2014 and will take place at the Communitech Hub in downtown Kitchener. We have some amazing speakers participating, awesome activities planned, and, of course, plenty of good food and company. Please take a look at the pages on this site to catch up on the latest details!
For the fifth time in as many years, the city of Waterloo will be hosting a TEDx platform. A satellite project of the popular TED movement, TEDx is designed to bring the experience of TED’s unique conference format to smaller communities, putting them in contact and conversation with the 300 million-plus viewers who comprise TED’s global audience.
The University of Waterloo will play a leading role in producing the event. A cross-disciplinary team of students, staff, faculty, and local luminaries will combine efforts to organize what promises to be an engaging and thought-provoking conference.
It is difficult to imagine a more appropriate setting for a TED event. The University of Waterloo has long been recognized worldwide as a giant in the educational arena. It lays claim to the largest faculty of engineering in Canada, the number one psychology department in Canada (by citations), the largest actuarial science program in North America, as well as one of the largest concentrations of quantum information scientists in the world. In the twenty-two years that Maclean’s magazine has been ranking Canadian Universities, Waterloo has been rated “Best Overall” eighteen times, and “Most Innovative” all twenty-two times. Its international repute is certainly well-deserved, and makes it a compelling site from which to promote “Ideas Worth Spreading”.
The University’s status as a leader in innovation comes with the responsibility that accompanies all leadership: to continue pushing forward, creating new spaces for sustainable growth and encouraging others to do the same. This year’s TEDx conference will provide another opportunity to do just that. For more information on TEDxUW, or to join our team as a volunteer, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter