Teresa deGrosbois

Welcome to Vancouver’s biggest TEDx event!


Every year thousands attend TEDxStanleyPark to listen to short, high-impact talks. They learn and laugh. Some cringe and cry. All are inspired to take brave actions that move the needle toward a better world.

Now you get the chance to attend this live event in person and experience the magic of TEDxStanleyPark. Our program features highly-respected content experts who spend hundreds of hours preparing the talk of their lives. Each speaker addresses one of humanity’s tough challenges and offers solutions that are innovative, optimistic and actionable.

Millions of viewers from around the world see these talks. They too are inspired to take brave actions.


To watch each speaker in action, click on his/her 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.

Yes, you can be a change agent

Shaun Frankson has inspired millions of responsible consumers to ask companies to use Social Plastic to help alleviate global poverty and reduce ocean plastic.

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.

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.

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 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.

The Lost Art of Listening

  Stephen O'Keefe is a recovering lawyer, an entrepreneur, investor and devoted Dad. The doctors told his parents that he'd never be able to speak and Stephen has devoted his life to proving them wrong.


Saturday March 4, 2017
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
650 Hamilton St Vancouver

Breakfast Served at VCC

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Pickup Access Bracelet at VCC

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Box Office Opens at QET

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Lobby Exhibits Open at QET

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Auditorium Doors Open at QET

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

First Quarter of Conference

10:00 AM – 11:25 AM

Opening Ceremonies

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM

Bill Stainton Speaks

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

Jonathan Cote Speaks

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Dianna David Performs

10:50 AM – 10:55 AM

Jacqueline Way Speaks

10:55 AM – 11:15 AM

TED Talk Video and Raffle

11:15 AM – 11:25 AM


11:25 AM – 11:50 AM

Second Quarter of Conference

11:50 AM – 1:20 PM

Elizabeth May Speaks

11:50 AM – 12:10 PM

Melissa Haynes Speaks

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM

Arrow Gonsalves Performs

12:30 PM – 12:35 PM

Tamer Mohamed Speaks

12:35 PM – 12:55 PM

Vikram Vij Speaks

12:55 PM – 1:15 PM


1:15 PM – 1:20 PM

Lunch Break

1:20 PM – 2:50 PM

Third Quarter of Conference

2:50 PM – 4:10 PM

TED Talk Video

2:50 PM – 2:55 PM

Shaun Frankson Speaks

2:55 PM – 3:15 PM

Ashley Zahabian Speaks

3:15 PM – 3:35 PM

Nina Perez Performs

3:35 PM – 3:40 PM

Steve Gill Speaks

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

TED Talk Video and Raffle

4:00 PM – 4:10 PM


4:10 PM – 4:35 PM

Fourth Quarter of Conference

4:35 PM – 6:00 PM

Stephen O’Keefe Speaks

4:35 PM – 4:55 PM

Mike Shaw Speaks

4:55 PM – 5:15 PM

Craig Addy Performs

5:15 PM – 5:20 PM

Jill Prescott Speaks

5:20 PM – 5:40 PM

Sharookh Daroowala Recaps

5:40 PM – 5:50 PM

Closing Ceremonies

5:50 PM – 6:00 PM

After Party (Invitation Only)

6:05 PM – 9:00 PM


For every ticket you buy you’ll receive 5 fun bonuses worth $265.
Here are the 5 bonuses:

FLOAT HOUSE will give you a 90-minute float worth $75.

ELEGANCE MD Medispa will give you a 30-minute MediCupping massage worth $65.

GUIIDES.COM will give you a guided Stanley Park Running Tour, Stanley Park Cycling Tour or Stanley Park Foraging Tour worth $45.

YUK YUKS will give you 4 tickets to a comedy show worth $40.

BAILA VANCOUVER-DANCETODAY will give a 2 beginner salsa, tango or bachata group lessons worth $40.


TEDxStanleyPark is a not-for- profit event. We have done our best to find the right balance between giving you a red carpet experience and making our tickets affordable.

Three types of tickets are available: Balcony @ $77, General Admission @ $97 and VIP @ $127. All seats have superb sight lines and acoustics. The difference between ticket types is distance from the stage and viewing angle.


How is the TEDxStanleyPark event different?

TEDxStanleyPark excels in 5 ways:

1. Superb Content:
Our primary goal is to activate attendees to do things that move the needle toward a better world. We achieve this by producing a suite of 13 diverse talks with high content value and activation energy.

2. Superb Production Value:
We produce high production value videos of our speakers’ talks. To bring this about, we employ the services of a professional videographer using state of the art equipment.

3. Superb Venue:
TEDxStanleyPark does not hold its events in gymnasiums, classrooms or ballrooms but in quality theatres. The 2017 venue is the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown Vancouver. This theatre has 2,659 excellent seats in rows with a generous rake to give good sight lines and great acoustics that enable guests to hear every word. Our 2017 event and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre is a potent pairing.

4. Superb Hospitality:
Our attention to guests’ needs is intense:

  • they are served by 50 hosts with smiles on their faces and service in their hearts
  • their time in lineups is minimized
  • a continental breakfast is served at 8:00am
  • they can attend our event from anywhere with an internet connection – in the interests of “ideas worth spreading” we Livestream our event free, in real time and high-definition.

5. Superb Sustainability:
TEDxStanleyPark’s environmental impact is as low as possible:

  • we do not follow the customary TEDx practice of giving each guest a ‘swag bag’ filled with branded giveaways; we believe that these bags and most of their contents end up in landfills
  • we source locally to reduce waste and transport-related emissions
  • we choose venues that are accessible by walking, bicycle and transit
  • our administration systems are as paperless as possible
  • we recycle as much of our waste as possible
  • we require our suppliers to follow sustainable practices

Where can I buy tickets?

Go to http://www.tedxstanleypark.com/roger/

If you want to buy a complete row of 13, 14 , 15 or 16 seats contact Roger Killen at roger@tedxstanleypark.com or 604.408.0888.

How many tickets can I buy?

Subject to availability, there is no limit on the number of tickets that you can buy. If you require a large block of contiguous seats please contact Roger Killen at roger@tedxstanleypark.com or 604.408.0888.

How much does a ticket cost?

VIP tickets cost $127+GST (this drops to $117 when you buy a full row of VIP seats). General admission tickets cost $97+GST. Balcony tickets cost $77+GST.

How do I pay for tickets?

You can pay online with a credit card for individual tickets.If your require a complete row of seats you can pay by cheque or Interac – contact Roger Killen at roger@tedxstanleypark.com or 604.408.0888.

Do you issue physical tickets?

No. All you need to claim your conference bracelet (which is what gives you admission to the event) on March 4 is your first and last names and your email address.

What is your ticket refund policy?

All tickets purchased are non-refundable and non-transferable.

What is your ticket transfer policy?

All tickets purchased are non-refundable and non-transferable.

What is your satisfaction guarantee policy?

We go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that we meet or exceed our attendees’ expectations. However, we cannot guarantee their satisfaction. All tickets purchased are non-refundable and non-transferable.

How do I get into the Queen Elizabeth Theatre?

The entry into the Queen Elizabeth Theatre is through the double glass doors at 650 Hamilton Street. You will have to show the uniformed attendants your bracelet. You can pick up your bracelet in two ways:

  1. The day before – from 10:00am to 8:00pm on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the QET box office at 950 Hamilton Street, or
  2. The day of – from 8:00am to 10:00am on Saturday, March 4, 2017 you can pick up your bracelet inside the Vancouver Community College (where you’ll be having your breakfast), or at the QET’s box office. After 10:00am you can pick it up only at the QET’s box office.

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