What’s going on at TEDxVancouver 2014

In just over two weeks’ time, TEDxVancouver will be making its return to Vancouver for the 5th time on October 18th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. TEDx events are designed to spark powerful and thought-provoking discussions among attendees through a combination of TEDTalks videos and live speakers.

TEDxVancouver 2014
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The theme for this TEDxVancouver  is TILT, a concept that challenges the status-quo and the engrained patterns of the human psyche. Pushing our comfort zone creates openness and provides space to shift perspective. The result? Triumph. Change. New outcomes for possibility.

This year’s line up of 11 speakers will include leading thinkers and doers from Vancouver. Here’s a small glance at who you can expect to see at TEDxVancouver 2014:

Chip Wilson

An entrepreneur and business leader, best known as the founder and former Chairman of the yoga-inspired company Lululemon Athletica, and as a visionary in the technical elements of active apparel and fashion.In 2004, Ernst & Young named Chip Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year for Innovation and Marketing and in 2012 the University of Victoria presented him the “Distinguished Entrepreneur” award.

Dr. Terry Pearson

Dr. Terry PearsonDr. Pearson is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and
Microbiology at the University of Victoria. He obtained his PhD at UBC and after postdoctoral work at the Medical Research Council Laboratory in Cambridge, England, Dr. Pearson worked as a staff scientist in its Division of Cell Biology. He was then recruited to Nairobi, Kenya as a research scientist at the newly formed International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases where he introduced monoclonal antibody technology to Africa.

Treana Peake

Treana PeakeAs the creative designer and founder of the luxury fashion line Obakki and its philanthropic counterpart, the Obakki Foundation, Treana Peake has fused her lifelong passions together to create engaging and innovative philanthropy.By giving fashion a purpose and applying creativity to development work, Peake is pioneering a new type of fundraising model, one that is both dynamic and inspiring.

Click here to view the full list of speakers.

Tickets for this event are limited and almost guaranteed to sell out. You can purchase your tickets by visiting www.TEDxVancouver.com. There is a purchase limit of two tickets per person. Contact tickets@tedxvancouver.com to inquire about group sales.

Happy TILTing!