We’re Thrilled to Announce Our Second Round of Speakers

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Every sport needs fans, and this year's TEDxToronto conference has both a world-class athlete and a "superfan" on the roster.

Olympic and World Champion Adam van Koeverden will discuss athletic drive at this year’s conference, while Raptors' die-hard fan Nav Bhatia will weigh in on how his love of sport helps unite communities. Computer science professor David Fleet brings to life the possibility of machines who see and think, while photographer Colin Boyd Shafer encourages us to rethink the immigrant experience in Toronto through his viewfinder.

These four speakers join Dr. Margot Taylor, Rachel Parent, and John Cruickshank, along with performers Choir! Choir! Choir!, who were announced earlier this summer.

We are thrilled to introduce to you our second round of speakers for TEDxToronto 2014.


Nav Bhatia

Raptors Superfan

David Fleet

Professor, Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough

Adam van Koeverden

Olympic and World Champion, Sprint Kayaking


Colin Boyd Shafer

Photographer, Cosmopolis Toronto


Hundreds of applications to attend the conference have already poured in from across the city, but there is still time to apply. Join us in person on October 2, 2014, at Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music to see these inspiring speakers and others at our sixth annual conference.

Apply here to be part of this incredible day. Please note that delegate applications will close on Thursday, September 4, at 11:59 p.m. And remember, delegates are selected based on a process that considers only the information provided on the application form, so make it count!

We will soon be announcing additional speakers and performers, as well as exciting details about our official satellite live stream and after party.

We look forward to sharing further news with you about TEDxToronto 2014, and we hope to see you there!

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