About TEDxQueensU

Looking to revitalize the educational experience at Queen's University, TEDxQueensU is a collective of people who teach and share with each other what they know and hope to learn.

TEDxQueensU’s goal is to be a community-run event: partnering with students, faculty, alumni, and the surrounding Kingston community to be a catalyst for the sharing of creative and profound ideas. Through community, education and ideas, TEDxQueensU hopes to reinvigorate the imaginations of students and faculty alike.

We are building our conference around the TED mission of sharing incredible ideas. We want to use this event to showcase Queen's creativity, ingenuity, and innovation while at the same time hosting amazing speakers from around the world.

The 2019 conference will be the 9th annual TEDx event held at Queen's University. In order to make the experience as successful and entertaining as possible, we need to cover various costs and rely on the generous support of local organizations, alumni, and major partners to make it happen. We believe in bringing together organizations and individuals who want to be change agents, supporting a platform for the sharing of remarkable thinking and ideas at a top Canadian university and city.

Our Mission

To encourage curiosity and engage the imagination.

To inspire and provoke the exchange and exploration of ideas.

To celebrate community and dynamic thinking with creative presentations and interactive speakers.

Here is a taste of What TED is about

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes -- including speakers such as Jill Bolte Taylor, Sir Ken Robinson, Hans Rosling, Al Gore and Arthur Benjamin.

Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that make us do what we do -- and high-fives Al Gore in the front row. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.

About TEDx


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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED


TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED 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 or less. 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, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; 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.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.