March 25, 2017 6:00pm - 10:30pm PDT (UTC -7hrs)
TEDxECUAD's mission is to bring together a dynamic group of thinkers and doers in a provocative setting that builds new connections leading to progress and collaboration. We strive to integrate Emily Carr University of Art + Design's core values of constant evolution, advancement in unique fields, and interdisciplinary experimentation while involving the ECUAD community (hailing from 50+ countries) and infusing Vancouver's local and international fabric. This inaugural event will mark our transition to 'the new ECUAD' at the new Great Northern Way campus.
Themed "Bridging the Gap," this inaugural TEDxECUAD event will not only connect people and ideas but also mark Emily Carr University's transition to the Great Northern Way Campus, opening Fall 2017.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.