Archive 2012 to 2018

General Inquiries

Find out more about TED and the world wide TEDx initiative.


1What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

Our Mission: Spread ideas

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.

In fact, everything we do — from our TED Talk videos to the projects sparked by the TED Prize, from the global TEDx community to the TED-Ed lesson series — is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas?

TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.

2What is TEDx?

The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos—or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos—sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free license granted by TED.

3When and where will TEDxKelowna take place this year?

At the RCA Theatre. The time of the event will be announced soon.

4I would like to speak at TEDxKelowna how can I apply?

We are no longer seeking applications for speaker nominations for 2018, and we aren’t currently seeking applications for 2019 speakers.

TEDxKelowna speakers share in our passionate mission of spreading ideas that can shake the world. Spark conversations, take an unconventional and creative perspective and build new content through a social network, gaining insight from early adopters and super spreaders. Connect a big idea to a brand message, unveil surprises, offer an immersive and engaging experience, expand your audience. Demonstrate and celebrate innovative thinking by building awareness and recognition. If you are someone who fits the aforementioned criteria or know someone that is, we hope to hear from you!

5Can anyone attend TEDxKelowna as a member of the audience? Where can I buy a ticket to attend the conference?

Yes, anyone can attend TEDxKelowna as a member of the audience. You will be able to buy a ticket through EventBrite

6Why is there a fee to attend TEDxKelowna?

TEDxKelowna is a nonprofit organization. Our event is run solely by a team of dedicated volunteers, and money collected from ticket fees is allocated back to the conference to support costs for venue, operations, food & after party. Charging a fee means that TEDxKelowna can become a more self-sufficient organization, ensuring that TEDxKelowna programming and events can be sustained into the future and that we can continue to reach new and broader audiences.

7How much does a ticket cost for TEDxKelowna?

Only $82. Buy a ticket.

8How can my company get involved as a partner or sponsor of TEDxKelowna?
9Who runs TEDxKelowna?

TEDxKelowna is planned, organized, and executed by a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers. You can learn more about them here.

10How can I stay informed of TEDxKelowna news and announcements?
You can sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of our site.
11Lingering Question?
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