September 16, 2014 10:00 ET

Iconic Canadian Entrepreneur, Chip Wilson, Joins TEDxVancouver 2014 Lineup

Founder and former Chairman of Lululemon reflects on his personal journey in a new light

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 16, 2014) - Today, TEDxVancouver reveals the event's eighth eagerly anticipated speaker, Chip Wilson, who will take the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Entering its fifth year, TEDxVancouver is the largest TEDx event in the city's history and one of the longest running TEDx events in the world.

Iconic Canadian entrepreneur, Chip Wilson is best known as the founder and former Chairman of the yoga-inspired company Lululemon Athletica, and as a visionary in the technical elements of active apparel and fashion. Over the past three decades, he has charted a path of remarkable success through a constantly shifting landscape of media, business, and culture.

Chip joins a growing list of prestigious speakers uniquely suited to help the TEDx audience explore this year's theme "TILT". Attendees can expect a thought-provoking program that explores the topics of triumph, change and new outcomes for possibility.

Tickets are now available at www.tedxvancouver.com. TEDxVancouver organizers will continue to reveal this year's speaker lineup leading up to the October 18 event.

Full speaker bios can be found at: http://www.tedxvancouver.com/talk-type/2014/.

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About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that brings people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = an independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2015 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration. Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

Please note that TEDxVancouver event organizers are not able to speak for the TED Conference. Any inquiry regarding TED should be sent to Melody Serafino, TEDx Media Liaison: TEDxPR@groupsjr.com

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