x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
September 30, 2010
1:00am - 2:00am EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Toronto, Ontario

TEDxToronto is the largest TEDx conference in Toronto, Canada. The second annual conference took place on September 30, 2010 at Glenn Gould Studio with 12 TEDx Talks. It brought together the city's foremost thought leaders, change makers and everyday people from each discipline -- as speakers, attendees and enthusiasts.

TEDxToronto 2010's theme was "A Call to Action". After all, an idea without any action behind it merely stays as an idea. The theme was a challenge to both speakers and attendees to transform their ideas into tangible action that would make a positive difference in their communities. Since the conference the TEDxToronto organizing committee has been running monthly salons to help encourage the Toronto community to take their ideas seriously and work together to make a positive difference in Toronto and around the world.

One of the key values to the TEDxToronto organizing committee was making these ideas accessible. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, the committee was able to make the event entirely free for attendees. This allowed the live audience to be selected via application process - curating an engaged, diverse group from across the city. 10 TEDxToronto satellite viewing parties were also set up to still allow those enthusiasts not selected for the live event to share in a "TED-like" experience. In addition, on September 30, 2010 - the TEDxToronto webcast was watched by over 25,000 unique viewers in over 100 countries.

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Organizing team


Toronto, Canada


Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Dan Jacob
    Co-Chair & Logistics Lead
  • Paul Crowe
    Co-Chair & Sponsorship Lead
  • Gavin Sheppard
    Co-Chair / Entertainment Lead
  • Darius Bashar
    Speakers Lead
  • Yafa Sakkejha
    Marketing / PR Lead
  • Satish Kanwar
    Web Lead
  • Neel Joshi
    Community Outreach Lead
  • Emma Brooks
    Volunteer Lead
  • Carol Moxam
    Volunteer Lead
  • Julie Smithson
    Event Producer (Star Productions)
  • Alan Smithson
    Technical Producer (Star Productions)
  • Rick Mehra
    Sponsorship Team
  • Lynette Visaya
    Marketing Team
  • Gloria Chik
    Marketing Team
  • Erin Bury
    Marketing Team