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Montreal, QC, Canada
May 5th, 2012

About this event

From the biggest issues of the day to the deepest issues of the soul, TEDxMontreal is an unforgettable and unique conference. In true TED fashion, it’s a riveting, fast-paced, day long experience.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Quim Madrenas
    Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Quim Madrenas uses music, art and history to explore the impact of infectious diseases.
  • Mike Grandinetti
    Having lead 4 wildly successful companies, Mike Grandinetti will be speaking on creativity and entrepreneurship.
  • Moe Clark
    Métis artist Moe Clark showcases her unique understanding of performance narrative with traditions of circle singing and spoken word.
  • Kyle Seaman
    Entrepreneur Kyle Seaman has spent more than a year trying to reverse engineer parenting and will be sharing his fascinating conclusions.
  • David Dalrymple
    Accepted at 14 years old to MIT graduate school — the youngest ever — David Dalrymple will share his deep insight into the future of mathematics.
  • Ethan Kay
    Social entrepreneur and Sauvé Scholar Ethan Kay explains how we can save two million lives a year by changing people’s cooking appliances.
  • Jonathan Brun
    Jonathan Brun will talk about how citizens are reinventing democracy with online tools for collaboration, creativity and accountability.
  • Jonathan Brun
    Jonathan Brun will talk about how citizens are reinventing democracy with online tools for collaboration, creativity and accountability.
  • Joe Schwarcz
    Ever engaged in educating the public about science, chemist Joe Schwarcz will discuss the importance of skepticism in science.
  • Talia Dorsey
    With experience from the North Sea’s energy infrastructure to the Hermitage Museum, MIT-trained architect Talia Dorsey will explore how strategic design can improve our cities.
  • Hugh McGuire
    Having spent years exploring new book publishing models, Hugh McGuire will make the case for why books and the Internet might become one.
  • Jake Porway
    Founder of Data without Borders and Data Scientist at the New York Times R&D lab, Jake Porway will explore how data can be used in the service of humanity.
  • Andrew Emond
    Artist Andrew Emond has extensively explored Montreal’s sewers and he shares photos of the fascinating underground networks.
  • Irreverend James and the Critical Mass Choir
    Secular gospel band Irreverend James and the Critical Mass Choir will discuss racism, gay rights, feminism and how they’re bringing gospel music back to its roots.
  • Yasaman Sheri
    Industrial designer Yasaman Sheri will discuss the future of synthetic biology, biotechnology and mass production.

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Venue and Details

1182 St-Laurent Boulevard
Montreal, QC, H2X 2S5
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Nick Meti
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David Chouinard
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