Ted Talks are coming to Emily Carr University this March

Feb 28 2018, 5:17 am

TEDx, an independently organized, non-profit TED event, is coming to Vancouver’s Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD).

TEDx is a series of local, self-organized events that look to bring the community together. Like all TED talks, they look to create an innovative forum, one that inspires new ways of thinking, and doing in a communal setting.

This year’s theme will be “equilibrium”. It’s a concept that promotes balance, inner peace, and opposing forces coming together. It covers disciplines of all kinds, from chemistry, to industrial design, to art criticism.

This year’s talks look to discuss and challenge the balance between social, environmental, and global issues as they teeter back and forth in an ever-changing world.

The event features seven different speakers, including: Ron Burnett, president and vice-chancellor of Emily Carr University, as well as several other presenters stemming from disciplines in media, art, and design.

There will also be two performers, who have yet to be announced.

After the speakers and performances, there will be a special exhibition, as well as a catered dinner. The event takes place at Emily Carr’s main campus, which recently underwent a $122.6 million renovation.

Tickets can be purchased online. Prices begin as low as $21 for ECUAD students and alumni, $30 for students of other universities, and $55 for general admission.


When: Saturday, March 17
Time: 2 to 8 pm
Where: Emily Carr University of Art & Design – East 1st Avenue 520
Price: Admission starts as low as $21 for students, $55 general admission.

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