A catalyst for profound change.

Inspring Toronto since 2009.

Jennifer Keesmat, TEDxToronto 2017

In addition to our annual, one-day conference, which draws a diverse and passionate array of speakers, performers, demos and audience members, TEDxToronto runs community programming throughout the year exploring issues with local relevance. Talks from the conference have been viewed millions of times around the globe and six of our speakers have been featured on TED.com, one of the world’s leading platforms for big ideas.

All TEDxToronto speakers and organizers are volunteers, committed to nurturing and amplifying the innovative ideas that we hope will make Toronto — and the world — a better place.

What is TEDxToronto?

Going into our 10th year, TEDxToronto is Canada’s largest TEDx event, a platform for exceptional ideas, and a catalyst for profound change.

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Our Team

The TEDxToronto core organizing committee is made up of a group of passionate volunteers from a variety of disciplines who have come together to further the TED mission of giving voice to ideas worth spreading in our community. Now in its 11th year, TEDxToronto continues to be completely volunteer run and supported by many generous community-minded companies and organizations.

Afshin Mousavian

Co-Chair

Afshin Mousavian

Co-Chair

Bio

Afshin has worked with TEDxToronto and the global TEDx community since 2011. He is currently one of the Co-Chairs for the conference. Afshin is the President at Demac Media, a commerce agency based out of Toronto that consults retailers in technology and growth strategies.

Jeff Lohnes

Co-Chair

Jeff Lohnes

Co-Chair

Bio

This is Jeff’s sixth year involved with organizing TEDxToronto. By day, he is a partner at Talent Bureau – a boutique speakers bureau and creative talent management firm. He’s passionate about music, community building and discovering every inch of Canada and beyond. Oh, and playing sports and cooking. He loves playing sports and cooking.

Gillian Cameron

Co-Chair

Gillian Cameron

Co-Chair

Bio

Gillian spends her days working as a Strategist at Leo Burnett, an ad agency dedicated to finding creative solutions to human problems. Gillian is an avid fan of all things TED, having been to 6 TEDx conferences across 2 continents. When she’s not working, you can find her baking all things sweet.

Kapil Khimdas

Co-Chair

Kapil Khimdas

Co-Chair

Bio

Kapil spends his days advising public and private sector organizations on strategy and impact. He’s deeply passionate about using big ideas to create change in the world, and this is his second year with TEDxToronto. You can usually find Kapil exploring our amazing food scene, holed up at a local board game café with friends, or wandering aimlessly through one of our beautiful local neighbourhoods.

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