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TED 2019 Bigger than us

August 15, 2019August 19, 2019


The political and technological turmoil of the past few years has had unexpected consequences: it’s causing us to ask bigger, deeper, more challenging questions. Like … where is this heading? what really matters? is there more I should be doing?

For TED in 2019, we’re joining that search for deeper meaning. We’ll be exploring technologies that evoke wonder and tantalize with superhuman powers, mind-bending science that will drive the future as significantly as any politician, the design of cities and other powerful human systems that shape our lives, awe-inspiring, mind-expanding creativity and most of all, the inspiring possibilities that happen when we ask what ideas are truly worth fighting for, worth living for.

A week of ideas and connections
Here’s a chance to co-create an unforgettable gathering of minds and souls determined to play our part. The week will unfold as follows:

15 APRIL 2019
The first day of TED2019 begins with TED Fellows Talks from up-and-coming world-changers. In the evening, the Mainstage talk program kicks off with Session 1, followed by a gala welcome party.

16 APRIL 2019
Three sessions of mainstage talks and activity and workshops to engage in. The evening’s Open Night allows you to plan your own dinner parties.

17 APRIL 2019
Between speaker sessions, explore the Loop outside the theater, with exhibits, cafés and spaces for conversation. In the evening, join an intimate dinner with a curated guest list around a topic of mutual interest.

18 APRIL 2019
More mainstage talks, more workshops and activities, and ever more opportunities to connect over lunches and breaks. In the evening, kick up your heels at our Grand Party.

19 APRIL 2019
The climax of the week’s speaker program, Friday morning’s epic final session will celebrate and sum up the week. Afterward, join a family-style picnic with your fellow TEDsters.


August 15, 2019
August 19, 2019
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Vancouver Convention Centre
Pan Pacific Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 3C1,, 1055 Canada Pl,
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3C1 Canada
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