Welcome to TEDxQueensU 2019

Welcome to our digital program! In keeping with our FastForward theme, we’ve decided on a digital program this year to cut down on paper in order to be environmentally conscious. Tap the little plus icon (+) above on mobile to view our Speaker lineup, Performers, Sponsors, Innovation lab information, a map, and more!



Co-Director’s Welcome

Welcome to TEDxQueensU 2019. We are overjoyed to have you with us here today. Over the past 10 months, our team of 30+ students from all fields of study has come together to create a day that we hope will educate, entertain, and inspire

Our conference theme this year is Fast Forward. In the spirit of looking ahead, we hope to celebrate leaps taken and spark critical conversations about the opportunities that lie before us.

The speakers that you will hear from today will challenge you to explore the ways in which today’s innovations may be shaping the course of tomorrow’s world. We encourage you to approach each topic with an open mind, and to allow for constructive debate and discussion.

Aside from our inspiring speakers, we also urge you to take advantage of the many opportunities that this day has to offer. Introduce yourself to your neighbour, discuss your thoughts and opinions with speakers during breaks, participate in our delegate engagement activities, and discover local startups in our Innovation Lab.

Most importantly, sit back, relax, and enjoy. We cannot wait to spread these ideas with each and every one of you.

Billy Schwartz & Jessica Du

Co-Directors // TEDxQueensU 2018-19