TEDxECUAD Tickets Available!

Posted: Tue, 2018-02-20 00:28

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd annual TEDxECUAD event will take place on campus Saturday March 17, 2018.

An independently organized TED event co-branded with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the experience will include seven live TEDx Talks, two performances, a themed exhibition, catered dinner by Nuba, refreshments by RISE Kombucha, social breaks, gift bags, and more! Tickets and more information are available at tedxecuad.com. In the meantime, checkout our Theme Reveal and Info Trailer!    

About the theme:  

We are in a crucial moment in history. The human race teeters on the edge of social, environmental and global chaos. In this polarizing time, it is imperative that we talk about how people can work together to bring about a more stable future.

This year TEDxECUAD uses the theme “Equilibrium” to evoke inspiration on balance, inner peace and the dynamics of opposing forces coming together. Like the spirit of TEDx events, the word “Equilibrium” spans disciplines of all kinds, from chemistry to art criticism. It plays like a sequel to TEDxECUAD’s 2017 theme “Bridging the Gap” which centered around the transition from our old campus and focused on how we can connect with the community surrounding our new one.

Now that we have bridged the gap, it is time to work on finding equilibrium.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxECUAD, where x = independently organized TED event.


At our TEDxECUAD event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com.


TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.