Kardinal Offishall is hosting this year’s TEDxToronto.
The 11th annual event returns on October 26 at the Evergreen Brick Works, and will take place on a Saturday for the first time ever.
In addition to the previously announced speakers, the daylong event will also feature entertainment from a range of unique performers, who encapsulate the culture and excitement of the city of Toronto.
As one of Canada’s largest TEDx events, this full-day conference aims to build a community of thinkers and doers, centred around the mission of ideas worth spreading, both big and small, according to organizers.
For this year’s theme – Rise – TEDxToronto is expected to “bring voices to the forefront that might otherwise not have a stage to share their ideas.”
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Among this year’s performers are:
● Liza: Liza is an R&B singer-songwriter from Toronto who grew up immersed in Ethiopian musical culture. Her debut EP—February 29—earned glowing reviews following its 2017 release. Liza has performed at several major music festivals in the city—including uTOpia, NXNE, Canadian Music Week.
● DATU: DATU is comprised of Alexander Junior, Romeo Candido, Gee Soropia and a revolving roster of dancers and guest artists. Their musical style blends traditional Filipino music with modern sounds, including hip hop, electronic, and indie.
● She’s All That: Sima Sepehiri and Neha Kohli make up the comedy duo She’s All That. Their show, inspired by the fact they’re both first-generation immigrants and massive Harry Potter nerds, includes comedy sketches, musical numbers—and maybe even a bit of magic. Both were members of Woke ‘N Broke, a sketch troupe that won Critics Pick at the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival.
● futura collective: futura collective is comprised of some of Toronto’s finest classical musicians. Together, they transform hip-hop’s most influential tracks into vibrant arrangements for strings, piano, and percussion, while staying true to the heart of each song. Their high-energy performances, led by Kristian Fourier, often contain striking visual elements.
Ticket sales are available online.
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave
When: Saturday, October 26
Daily Hive is a proud community sponsor of TEDxToronto