x = independently organized TED event

Theme: The Next Big Thing

This event occurred on
September 13, 2012
5:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
(UTC -5hrs)
Winnipeg, MB

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0N3
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

John Gunter

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Monique Haakensen

Natural Prosperity as a Definition of the New Economy Natural prosperity: The condition of being successful or thriving, in a thriving society on a thriving planet.

Jeff Hancock

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Karen Pape, MD

Baby Brains DO Recover, but Habit Hides It

Jarrett Chambers

Yield for the Masses: The Next Breakthrough Could Change it All

Aarya Shahsavar

Space – The Next Real Marketplace?

Karyn Gagnon

Citizen Award Winner on the Power of Listening

Zahra Moussavi, Ph.D.

or decades the conventional wisdom of neuroscience held that our brain is hardwired, fixed and immutable, but new findings in the last 20 years leave no doubt that - on the contrary - our brain is dramatically plastic; it can adapt, rewire, heal, renew, and, even into old age, not only change its structure but also generate new neurons.

Organizing team


Winnipeg, Canada
  • Jamie Townsend
    Licensee & President
  • Martin Fisher
    Ideation & Brand Experience
  • Charles Friesen
    Director of Operations
  • Eric Johannson
    Dir. of Programming & Community Partnership
  • Cary Klassen
    Dir. of Innovation
  • Lynne Skromeda
    Dir. of Marketing & Social Media
  • Lauren Fischer
    Event Coordinator
  • Sabrina Sullivan
    Inspiration Instigator
  • Art Alexander
    TED Talk Coach