TED Hits Vancouver

TED 2014 | BCBusiness
Monday’s event kicked off with talks from the 21 TED delegates.

Day one to feature Chris Hadfield as famed conference of technology, entertainment and design turns 30 in its new Vancouver home

Monday’s session kicked off with talks from the 21 TED fellows, and tours of the city by some of the delegates, including a pit stop at D-Wave Systems Inc.’s Burnaby headquarters. 

The event formally kicks off this evening with a keynote from Chris Hadfield. That session starts at 6 p.m., featuring talks from MIT media lab founder Nicholas Negroponte, education activist Ziauddin Yousafzai and DJ Mark Ronson. TED will simulcast the first session at a number of libraries and schools around the Lower Mainland.

If you want to catch a talk or two on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, they’ll be shown at the location listed below. Heads up: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Sting will all give talks Tuesday evening between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.


TED2014 Live-Streaming Venues in Metro Vancouver
Public Plazas
BC Place Stadium, Terry Fox Plaza, Jumbotron outside, Vancouver
Grouse Mountain, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, Surrey
New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Avenue, New Westminster
North Vancouver District Public Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Port Moody Public Library, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Richmond Public Library, 100—7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Colleges / Universities
BCIT, 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Corpus Christi College, 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver
Douglas College, 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 12666 72 Avenue (Cedar 1240), Surrey
Langara College Library, 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver
SFU, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
Makerspace at the UVic Tech Park, 4a—4476 Markham Street, Victoria
The following locations at UBC, Vancouver:

     -Scarfe Building, 2125 Main Mall
     -Cecil Green Park Coach House, 6323 Cecil Green Park Road  
     -Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Room 1372  
     -Sauder School of Business, Angus Building, 2053 Main Mall, Room 165
     -Sauder School of Business, Robson Square

Non-Profits and Community Centres
Potluck Café Society, 30 West Hastings, Vancouver
Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver