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November 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm : TEDx Kanata

The TEDxKanata 2021 theme is adapt.

It reflects our ability as a community to adapt, particularly in perilous or uncertain times. We demonstrate our ability to adapt through the creation and sharing of ideas which propel us into action. Some actions fail, others triumph. Our strength lies in our ability to continue to adapt to improve ourselves and the context we live in.

Ideas and the sharing of ideas matter more than ever right now. We are struggling together to make it through these unprecedented times during this global pandemic. Yet even as we are in lockdown, isolated and anxious, we are guided by our ideas that help us cope and navigate through uncertainty. This ability as individuals to adapt through our ideas is powerful.

TEDxKanata is a platform for ideas worth spreading where idea seekers and open minds are inspired to act for positive change.

Our speakers come in different shapes and sizes with diverse backgrounds and varied perspectives and with or without public speaking experience. Our speaker community has a willingness to share an idea that has been shaped in their individual context and from the red dot, has the potential to become globally relevant.

Join us from the comfort of your own homes for an insightful lineup of talks with event MC Sean Stanleigh, Head of the Globe Content Studio (The Globe and Mail) and special guest performance from Ottawa’s poet laureate, JustJamaal ThePoet!


Event Schedule

Pre-Event Party

5:30 PM–6:00 PM

Join the TEDxKanata pre-event party. Drop in early, catch up with friends or colleagues, and network virtually!

Main Event

6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Margaret Dennis: What I Learned About Grief Through the Eyes of My Child

Kevin Bourne: When to Retool Vs. Rebuild

Tenille Houston: How to Gain Control by Letting Go of the Wheel

David Mosley: How to Transform Chaos into Care

Tina Liu: Why Nature is the New Social Media

Justin Sutherland: How Virtual Reality Sparks Creativity in Medicine

Karla Briones: Inviting Immigrant Entrepreneurs to Our Stage

Andrew Reeves: The Dyslexic Mindset: It’s Not What You Think

Sandra Schillo: Why Inclusive Innovation is Smarter

Kevin Parent: Quills, Trains, and Misinformation

Meet the Speaker and Networking

8:30 PM-9:00 PM

Stay on to keep networking or spend time with our speakers, who will be on hand at different virtual tables to respond to any of your questions and comments.


November 24
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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