x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Curiosity

This event occurred on
March 26, 2015
1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Toronto, Ontario

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The fifth annual TEDxOntarioPublicService event took place on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 1 to 5 PM in the Ontario Room at 900 Bay Street in Toronto. The theme for TEDxOPS 2015 was Curiosity.

The event drew more than 220 applications to attend in person, as well as 42 satellite hosts across the province.

About the theme
We’re all born curious.

Children learn by experimenting. Before we even learn to speak – before we pester our teachers and caregivers with endless choruses of “why” – we reach out to touch things, sense how they feel, discover, and ultimately, learn.

Curiosity is the heart of creativity, experimentation, and learning. Einstein once explained his genius by saying “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

Does curiosity still play a part in your life? What are you curious about?

Event program
Act I
Welcome remarks from Catherine Doyle and Neill Kernohan
Canadian – Muslim – Me: Aisha Khaja
TEDxOPS Challenge: What’s in the Middle?
Curiosity, Science and Innovation: Maurice Bitran
TEDVideo: Deep sea diving... in a wheelchair: Sue Austin
Everything I Needed to Know about Curiosity I Learned from my Cat: J.J. Stanley
TEDxOPS Challenge: OPS Pub Quiz
Bears, Kids, and Fear: Bradley Fauteux
Glenn Gould: Curiosity, Take 1… 2… 3: Anthony Cushing

Act II

Engaging Imaginations: William Young
TEDxOPS Challenge: Let’s Rename the Buildings!
Becoming Curious About your Own Mind: Paula Vital
TEDVideo: Remember to say Thank You: Laura Trice
The Sense of Curiosity: Kaela Gillan
TEDxOPS Thank Yous from Catherine Doyle and Neill Kernohan
The School of the Future: Jim Grieve
Closing remarks from Catherine Doyle and Neill Kernohan

Satellite sites
Each year, TEDxOPS attracts people from across dozens of satellite sites to host live video feeds of the event.

Here's a list of satellite sites for the 2015 event.

Guelph (1 Stone Road)
Guelph (74 Woolwich St)
North Bay
Orillia (OPP headquarters)
Penetanguishene (Central North Correctional Centre)
St. Catharines
Sudbury (159 Cedar St)
Sudbury (199 Larch St)
Thunder Bay Courthouse (125 North Brodie St.)
Thunder Bay (435 James St.)
Toronto (222 Jarvis)
Toronto (5255 Yonge St.)
Toronto (5775 Yonge St.)
Toronto (2 Bloor St. E.)
Toronto (175 Bloor St. E.)
Toronto (99 Wellesley St.)
Toronto (655 Bay St.)
Toronto (720 Bay St.)
Toronto (777 Bay St. 14th flr)
Toronto (777 Bay St. 3rd flr)
Toronto (Ontario Science Centre)
Toronto (401 Bay St.)
Toronto (180 Dundas St.)
Toronto (135 St. Clair. Ave. E.)
Toronto (40 St. Clair Ave. W.)
Toronto (5700 Yonge St.)
Toronto (400 University Ave.)
Toronto (Downsview)
Windsor (3155 Howard Ave.)
Windsor (2470 Dougall Ave.)

900 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario, M7A1E9
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