March 4th, 2017

Inspiring Brave Actions

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Vancouver, Canada


TEDxStanleyPark is one of the world’s largest TED conferences. It is held every March in Vancouver, British Columbia. High-impact talks address a diverse range of humanity’s tough challenges and offer practical and optimistic solutions. These talks inspire, stimulate and activate thoughtful optimists with open minds and big hearts to move the needle toward a better world.


To watch the speaker in action click on each speaker’s image. 


Crack your cocoon

Bill Stainton is a 29-time Emmy® Award winning executive producer, speaker and author. From his base in Seattle he helps innovative business leaders and their teams create breakthrough results.


Ready, set, stuck

Ashley Zahabian is a powerful young thought leader. From her base in New York she spreads awareness on the power of emotional intelligence to crack the glass ceiling over humanity’s growth and evolution.


A toxic pairing

Vikram Vij is an Indian chef who runs award-winning restaurants - Vij’s, Rangoli and My Shanti. Vikram is a passionate advocate of eating locally-produced foods.


Reconciliation – why and how?

Chief Robert Joseph is a Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation. He is dedicated to bridging the differences caused by intolerance, lack of understanding and racism.


Making every vote count

Elizabeth May is Leader of the Green Party of Canada, an Officer of the Order of Canada and the proud Member of Parliament for Saanich – Gulf Islands.


Early childhood, forced marriage

gordon Gordon Campbell was the 35th Mayor of Vancouver and the 34th Premier of British Columbia. His most recent assignment was as the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.


Let me tell you a secret

Jill Prescott is an author and intuitive healer. She has dedicated her life to helping people move through trauma to freedom with love.


Escape addiction

Steve Gill is a peak performance results coach specializing in drug and alcohol addiction. His mission in life is to empower others to find their purpose and make massive shifts.


Playing with a lion’s testicles

melissa Melissa Haynes is an author and conservationist whose mission is to encourage us to live our lives with courage and passion.


The future of cities

Jonathan X. Cote is the Mayor of the City of New Westminster and serves as the Vice Chair of Metro Vancouver’s regional planning committee. He is a passionate advocate for transportation issues.


The 365give challenge

Jacqueline Way was inspired by her 3 young children to launch 356give, a not-for-profit organization that changes the world one child, one give, one day at a time.


Bio printing human tissues

Tamer Mohamed is an engineer, innovator and entrepreneur. He co-founded and serves as President and CEO of Aspect Biosystems, a biotechnology company focused on 3D printing human tissues.


Grief happens

Mike Shaw is an accomplished freestyle skier and ski-coach with a unique story of human triumph. His story will empower you to help the chronic grievers in your life.

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