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Please remember in order to enter the conference you must present your digital ticket and government-issued photo ID. If you do not have these two items for registration, you will not be admitted into the event. There will be designated registration areas for speakers, partners, sponsors, donors, media, and delegates.

The conference-day schedule will be updated in the coming weeks.

A selection of snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the day, along with a complimentary boxed lunch at 12 p.m. Join us immediately after the conference for cocktails & conversation as we celebrate ideas worth spreading.

During talks and performances, we request that all cell phones are silent or turned off. Absolutely no recording devices or flash photography will be permitted.

Wear what makes you feel comfortable and expresses your personality! Evergreen Brick Works has recently gone through an amazing transformation, but breezes can sometimes be felt throughout the venue. We recommend that you dress warmly, and take advantage of our complimentary coat check if needed.

Your TEDxToronto gift bag can be picked up when you leave the conference. Use the token provided during registration to claim yours upon leaving the event.

Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to meet new people within the TEDxToronto community. Come with an open mind and a willingness to engage in conversation. Get ready to be surrounded by inspiration for a full day.

If you are posting on social media, remember to use #TEDxToronto during the breaks to join the conversation online.

If you are from the media and wish to live blog & post, please choose a seat in the back rows in order not to distract other delegates.

Yes, the event will be Wi-Fi accessible.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Our Mission: Spread ideas

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.

In fact, everything we do — from our TED Talk videos to the projects sparked by the TED Prize, from the global TEDx community to the TED-Ed lesson series — is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas?

TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED. Learn about TEDx event types.

TEDxToronto will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Evergreen Brick Works.

2019 will mark the 11th annual TEDxToronto event. The event started as a small conference in 2009 with 120 people at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille and has grown to over 1,000 attendees.

Speaker nominations for TEDxToronto close on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

We removed the application process to attend the conference in 2017. Ticket sales to attend TEDxToronto closed on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Learn more about these changes.

For every TEDxToronto conference, a limited number of subsidized tickets are available for those who require financial assistance.

TEDxToronto is a nonprofit organization. Our event is run solely by a team of dedicated volunteers, and money collected from ticket fees is allocated back to the conference to support costs for venue, operations, food & after party. Charging a fee means that TEDxToronto can become a more self-sufficient organization, ensuring that TEDxToronto programming and events can be sustained into the future and that we can continue to reach new and broader audiences.

General tickets are $250 + tax, which includes entry to the conference. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

TEDxToronto is a full-day conference.

There are only a limited number of media passes available for the conference. For any inquiries, please contact

If you or your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, please email

TEDxToronto is planned, organized and executed by a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers.

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