Win FREE VIP front-row seats to TEDxCalgary 2018

Oct 9 2018, 8:59 pm

You and three friends could be sitting front row at Calgary’s newest TEDxTalks event.

Daily Hive is giving away a four pack of VIP tickets to TEDxCalgary 2018, a prize valued at over $340 that includes front row seating and the chance to meet some of your favourite speakers.

This year’s TEDxCalgary is going under the moniker “Navigators,” as it is full of presenters “whose ideas are taking us to new places,” according to a press release.

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Eight performers and presenters have already been announced for the November 3 event, which will be taking place from 9 am to 5 pm at the University of Calgary’s Rozsa Centre.

All told, there will be over a dozen of these navigators leading the way through an eventful day of thought-provoking insights and stunning performances, while attendees will also have access to the participant engagement zone where they can discuss the ideas presented with other individuals.


Presenter at TEDxCalgary (TEDxCalgary)

“Navigators is a showcase for ideas that will help shape our future,” said Rahim Sajan, Curator and Co-Founder of TEDxCalgary, in the release.

“Our speakers exemplify the type of deep thinking we need to have on these big opportunities and problems, and they’re being challenged to help us navigate forward into an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.”

The presenters that have been announced so far include journalist Zain Verjee, who has worked as an anchor for CNN; expedition leader Tristan Gooley, who has navigated five continents by following natural elements; cardiac surgeon Dr. Paul Fedak, who has pioneered new surgical techniques; Royal Society of Canada Fellow Dr. Shadia Drury, who explores the history of western thought and philosophy; and University of Ontario professor Dr. Barbara Perry, who has researched hate crime in Canada.


A few of the presenters for this year’s TEDxCalgary events (TEDxCalgary)

Another presenter is a name that may be well recognized in Calgary; political-strategist Stephen Carter, who was a key player in the rise of Mayor Naheed Nenshi.

One of Canada’s most influential lawyers, Alice Wooley, will also be on location to present on the work she has done regarding legal ethics and lawyer regulations, and the entire event will be in for a musical treat from Notas de 4, a fusion of Flamenco, Latin American, and Canadian jazz music.

You can also become part of TEDxCalgary’s Navigators event by helping people find the “X” that marks our spot on November 3. Let people know about the event by re-posting, or interpret the event theme by thinking about what ideas navigators are all about and posting that content on Instagram.

Visit TEDxCalgary’s website to learn more about the event theme and speakers, or see their social media channels for ideas. Plus, keep an eye out for a bonus IG contest coming your way on Daily Hive Calgary’s Instagram account at the end of the month!

Contest entry for the four-pack of tickets will be available until October 19 by following the below instructions to enter:

  • Follow TEDxCalgary and Daily Hive Calgary on Instagram (one entry) and leave your Instagram handle in the comments below, telling us you’ve done so.

If you aren’t lucky enough to win the giveaway, no worries! Tickets are available for $55 to $75 and include lunch and refreshments. They can be found at TEDxCalgary’s website.

TEDxCalgary Navigators 2018

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 9 am to 5 pm

Where: Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary — 206 University Court NW

Prize: A four-pack of VIP tickets (Valued at over $340) Follow TEDxCalgary and Daily Hive Calgary on Instagram (one entry) and leave your Instagram handle in the comments below to enter. Contest ends at 11:59 pm on October 19. Detailed contest rules available online

Tickets: Available online, $55 to $75

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of TEDxCalgary 

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