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TED Talks to be broadcasted live for free at Vancouver schools and universities

DH Vancouver Staff Feb 26, 2014 7:30 am

As part of the TED 2014 conference in Vancouver from March 17 to 21, TED, the nonprofit devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading,” has announced it will offer a free, live webstream of the entire conference to accredited Vancouver-area secondary schools, universities, libraries, community centres and NGOs.

The web stream will be open to accredited secondary schools, universities, libraries, community centres and NGOs in the following communities: Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Richmond, Squamish, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria, West Vancouver, Whistler.

It will last from Monday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. PST through Friday, March 21 at 1 p.m. PST (see program schedule here). The webstream is a live event meant to be broadcast to a large screen or projector where people can watch together. All applicants are subject to approval.

Registration details

Secondary schools, universities, libraries, community centres and NGOs may apply for the free webstream by clicking here.

“The education community is integral to everything we do at TED,” said TED Community Director Tom Rielly. “What better way to celebrate educators and NGOs from our new home in Vancouver, a city that has welcomed us with incredible warmth and enthusiasm, than to open up our conference to their constituents?”

Where to watch TED 2014 in Metro Vancouver

  • Terry Fox Plaza outside BC Place Stadium
  • Grouse Mountain
  • Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch
  • Surrey City Centre Library
  • New Westminster Public Library
  • North Vancouver District Public Library
  • Port Moody Public Library
  • Richmond Public Library
  • Coquitlam Public Library
  • BCIT Burnaby
  • CityStudio
  • Corpus Christi College
  • Douglas College
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Langara College Library
  • SFU Burnaby
  • Makerspace at the UVic Tech Park
  • UBC – Scarfe Building, Cecil Green Park Coach House, Life Science Centre, Sauder School of Business Angus Building, Sauder School of Business Robson Square
  • Potluck Cafe Society
  • Trout Lake Community Centre


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