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 2017 conference was the 7th annual event held at Queen's. In order to make the experience as successful and entertaining as possible, we do need to cover various costs and rely on the 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 transfer of remarkable thinking and ideas at a top Canadian university and city.
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.
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
View some top TEDTalks below.