TEDxStJohns 2018 - Hope Deconstructed

Every idea begins with hope. Our complex relationship with hope drives every moment of inspiration, fantasy, cowardice, and bravery. We dismiss hope as the platform of the lazy, yet cross our fingers and take a leap of faith. Weaving itself into every aspect of our lives, hope has the ability to hold us close, cover our eyes, or push us out the door – for better or worse.

What gives us hope? What do we achieve or lose through hope? Join us at TEDxStJohns 2018 as we explore the incredible power of authentic hope — the kind that drives resilience, innovation, and beauty for all humankind.

Stay tuned for more information, and be sure to follow @TEDxStJohns on social media as we share more about this year’s event!

The Venue: BMW St. John’s

BMW St. John’s is proud to be performing as host for TEDxStJohns 2018. As a member of the Capital Auto Group, the dealership has been serving Newfoundland and Labrador since opening in 2011.

About the space

The BMW St. John’s dealership is a modern and open space that reflects BMW’s valuation of clean and contemporary design. It is a place where art, science, innovation and technology meet. The dealership’s showrooms, client and service spaces will serve as the backdrop for TEDxStJohns 2018 and an evening of conversation, inspiration and connection.

BMW x TED

BMW has long been a supporter of TED, providing sponsorship, event venues, program partnership, and speakers to events around the globe. Like TED, BMW is focused on tomorrow, always asking, ‘What does the future look like?’, and always looking for ways to make it better.

To learn more about BMW St. John’s, please visit us at bmwstjohns.ca.

 

TED: a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Beginning in 1984 as a conference in California, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas.

At TED, world-leading thinkers and doers are asked to speak on their experiences. Talks are then made available to all at TED.com.

Learn more about TED here

 

TEDx: independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxStJohns, where x = independently organized TED event.

At our TEDxStJohns event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Learn more about TEDx here

 

TEDxStJohns

TEDxStJohns is the largest TEDx event in Atlantic Canada and the official TEDx city license holder for St. John’s. The event has featured speakers from a variety of industries and fields, including arts and entertainment, business, healthcare technology, human rights, and more.

See past TEDxStJohns talks here

Adam Keating

Adam Keating

Hasan Hai

Hasan Hai

Kimberly Churchill

Kimberly Churchill

Kimberly Orren

Kimberly Orren

Malcolm Hollett

Malcolm Hollett

Samantha Phelan

Samantha Phelan

Bharath Yellapu

Bharath Yellapu

Executive Director

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Chair & Director of Sponsorship

Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy

Director of Marketing

Angela Harris

Angela Harris

Director of Finance

Jen Crowe

Jen Crowe

Director of Programming

Justin Foley

Justin Foley

Director of Production

Steph Tucker

Steph Tucker

Director of Operations

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Event Updates

What is TED, TEDx, and TEDxStJohns?

By: TEDx StJohns on April 22nd, 2018

TED: a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Beginning in 1984 as a conference in California, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas.

At TED, world-leading thinkers and doers are asked to speak on their experiences. Talks are then made available to all at TED.com.

Learn more about TED here

 

TEDx: independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our...

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  • Inspiration Partner

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Contact

General Inquiries

info@tedxstjohns.com

Partnership Inquiries

Anna Smith | anna@tedxstjohns.com

Press & Media Inquiries

Andrew Murphy | info@tedxstjohns.com

Past Conferences

2012 Overcoming Adversity

2013 HAVE

2014 (DIS)Connect

2015 Make+Belief

2016 TEDxYouth - Upside Down

2016 TEDxStJohns

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