Canadian Museum of Nature


What is TED?

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 TED.com, 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 Talks 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.


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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.


When and where will TEDxTheGlebeWomen take place this year?

TEDxTheGlebeWomen will take place on May 29, 2015 in the theatre of the Canadian Museum of Nature. 


I would like to help organize this year’s conference – how do I get involved?

Unfortunately, our formal volunteer application process has now closed. We appreciate your interest in and support of TEDxTheGlebeWomen.


Can anyone attend TEDxTheGlebeWomen as a member of the audience? Where can I buy a ticket to attend the conference?

Yes! Everyone is invited and welcome to attend. However, tickets are limited so you need to act fast. Tickets can be purchased here.


Why is there a fee to attend TEDxTheGlebeWomen?

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 & satellite events.


Are there other ways for me to get involved with this year’s conference?

Absolutely! Unfortunately, the deadline for our formal application process has now closed. However you can still:

- Watch the Live Stream: You can watch the TEDxTheGlebeWomen live stream in its entirety on May 29th, from the comfort of your home or office online.  All talks and performances will be aired live. Stay tuned for all of the details.


How long is the event?

The conference is a full day. A full schedule for the day will be released in May.


I am a member of the media. How do I obtain a media pass?

There are only a limited number of media passes available for the conference. Please email TEDxTheGlebeWomen team.


 How can my company get involved as a partner or sponsor of TEDxTheGlebeWomen?

Please visit our sponsors page here for more information.


Who runs TEDxTheGlebeWomen?

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


Why TEDxTheGlebeWomen?

Let’s break it down…

TheGlebe is for so many reasons! Our team lives, works, and plays in this City. And the Glebe just happens to be at the heart of it. We also know that the Glebe (and the Museum of Nature) are microcosms of the history of this beautiful city, province, and nation.

We have to follow some strict guidelines from TED. Women is because we are connected to the incredible, international TEDWomen Conference happening in California at the same time.

This DOES NOT mean that men aren’t welcome at this event. In fact, we WANT, encourage, and invite all men to join us. Otherwise, what kind of conversation are we having?

Other questions?

Fill out our contact form. We will be in touch within 48 hours.