For a full description of TEDxChilliwack’s talks this year, visit them online.

TEDxChilliwack readies for April 13 main event

Topics include reconciliation, healthcare, homelessness, ag tech and more

TEDxChilliwack is readying for their main event on April 13 at G.W. Graham Theatre. Twelve speakers, a handful of entertainers, and a day full of intriguing and entertaining talks will be shared by a large audience in the theatre, as well as interested TEDx fans from around the world, following along live on the internet.

Eight of the speakers were chosen through an application process that included performing for a selection committee and a sold-out theatre at one of two Applicant Showcase Nights in January. The TEDxChilliwack organizing committee curated four additional speakers. Since then, all speakers have been working one-on-one with a speaker coach, and rehearsing at the Cowork Chilliwack Studio Theatre.

Michael Berger, a member of the organizing committee and co-emcee for TEDxChilliwack, said, “Our speakers each have a unique and interesting idea to share. Our speaker coaches help draw out their story and ensure that it’s succinct, understandable and thought provoking. Our speakers have been rehearsing for weeks, and we know they’ll put on another fantastic show.”

There are five speakers from Chilliwack – the Honourable Steven Point, Dr. Carin Bondar, Natalie Forstbauer, Alyson Seale and Fatima Zaidi. Five speakers from various parts of the Lower Mainland, one speaker from Kelowna, and another from Australia join them. Their topics range from reconciliation to healthcare to homelessness to agricultural technology and a number of other topics. More details about the speakers and their topics can be found on the TEDxChilliwack website at www.tedxchilliwack.com.

Tickets for TEDxChilliwack are $49, also on the TEDxChilliwack website. There are discounts available for seniors, students or groups of two or four. All tickets include refreshments, lunch, entertainment, and of course, all of the TEDxChilliwack talks.

The first TEDxChilliwack event took place in 2016. Each year since, the organizing committee has refined and improved on the process of finding, selecting and supporting speakers. TEDxChilliwack has attracted dozens of nascent and experienced speakers who have given engaging talks on an array of subjects related to the year’s theme. With this year’s theme, “On Purpose”, TEDxChilliwack will give audiences an elevated experience with top-quality, enthralling speakers and a unique and entertaining event. Since its inception, TEDxChilliwack speakers have had over 250,000 online views of their talks, and some of the talks have been featured by the TEDx organization to a worldwide audience.

TEDxChilliwack is a not-for-profit, annual one-day event, and is independently organized and operated under a license from TED.


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