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What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxQueensU, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxQueensU event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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What's New For 2015?

On March 29th 2015 we will be lifting the curtain on the fifth edition of TEDx at Queen’s University, which promises to be a landmark event for the institution, organization, and the wider City of Kingston.

To commit to furthering our independently organized TED event, we have recently accelerated our development, and altered our structure, to improve the process behind the event itself. From the establishing of a permanent advisory board, to an increase in budget and partnerships, we have heavily invested in ensuring TEDxQueensU remains a prominent event, and a valuable student non-for-profit on campus, with deep community roots. Many of these changes will be reflected in our 2015 event; most notably of course, is our change of venue - to the magnificent Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts.

Sitting on beautiful, white-capped Lake Ontario, The Bader Centre offers an expanded capacity, capability and a captivating sense of place. The Isabel provides a unique and dynamic venue for students and community members to learn, discover, think, do, and experience together. Our talks will be presented from the venue's heart, a stunning 566 seat performance hall, the pristine acoustics of which are the result of exceptional collaboration between top sound engineers and architects over several years.

Housed in such an inspiring and renowned setting, we hope that TEDxQueensU 2015 will build on it's substantial past successes as it continues to emerge as one of the most distinct and prominent events of its kind.