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Theme: Catalysts for Tomorrow

This event occurred on
November 12, 2011
8:30am - 5:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Waterloo, Ontario

We live in an age where ideas can spread like wildfire, where tools can be harnessed to connect people across vast distances and where people can be mobilized en masse with the click of a button.

Social movements across the world are now being spurred on by the use of incredibly powerful, highly-scalable technologies that can turn desire into action within minutes. The gap between our ideas and ability to take charge of our reality can be crossed in a single stride, and although we are inspired by revolutionary ideas, but we are equally inspired by revolutionary leaders and agents of change.


Because they took action.

This is what TEDxUW captures – the excitement of taking action and showcasing the achievements of those people who defied the naysayers and created things, built relationships and brought their ideas to life.

And that’s just today.

Can you imagine tomorrow?

Hagey Hall Theatre of the Humanities
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1
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Organizing team


Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Sharath Sundar
    Marketing Director
  • Harsh Shah
    Finance Director
  • Angela Biskupovic
    Communications & Attendee Relations Director
  • Katrina Di Gravio
    Speaker Relations Director
  • Ryan Voisin
    Production Director