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TEDxStanleyPark is one of the world’s largest TEDx conferences. It will be held on Saturday March 3rd, 2018 in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. High-impact talks will address a diverse range of humanity’s tough challenges and offer practical and optimistic solutions. These talks will inspire, stimulate and activate thoughtful optimists with open minds and big hearts to move the needle toward a better world.

LAST YEAR’S SPEAKERS

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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.

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