When the world's top minds in technology, entertainment and design—also known as TED—converge in B.C. in 2014, Whistler will play host to 700 of them
The iconic Fairmont Chateau Whistler has announced it will be the host hotel for the Whistler TEDActive program when the TED Conference moves to Vancouver next year.
As TED’s sister series, TEDActive is simulcast with the conference, bringing together curious, energetic leaders to immerse themselves in TED Talks, but with the caveat that the setting for these 700 visionaries is more creative and casual than ground zero for the conference.
Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain just steps from Whistler’s charming pedestrian-only village, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s 550 guestrooms and 32,00-square-feet of meeting space seem a perfect fit.
“The beauty of the mountains and the range of outdoor activities will be sure to inspire and stimulate conversation among the speakers and conference attendees,” says Norman Mastalir, managing director of the hotel.
The four-day conference will be held March 17 – 21, 2014.
Before Monday’s announcement that the TED Conference was looking to position itself as a more global brand by vacating its Long Beach, California headquarters after 29 years, TEDActive has always taken place in Palm Springs.
This year’s TEDActive, themed “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered,” kicks off in Palm Springs on February 25.