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FAST FACTS:

Date – Saturday, May 23, 2015

Time – 10am to 6pm with catered after party from 6pm to 8pm

Place – Granville Island Stage at 1585 Johnston Street, Granville Island

Theme – Ideas to Action

Ticket price – $97 (earlybird) to $107 (regular); packages are available

Parking – Tickets to park all day on Granville Island cost $15

TED

TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged. TED is now an annual conference that brings together the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share ideas in diverse disciplines including technology, science, entertainment, motivation, social issues, health and wellness, entrepreneurship and the economy. The talks at the TED conference, called TED Talks, are then made available to watch for free on TED.com (https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDxTalks).

TED has built a global community devoted to spreading worthy ideas both online (http://www.ted.com/) and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.

TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation whose goal is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversations that matter.

TEDx

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED created TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED conference-like experience.

At a TEDx event, TED Talks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connections. TEDx events are organized by local individuals under license from TED.