September 26, 2013 00:01 ET

TEDxToronto 2013 Conference Available on Livestream

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2013) -

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TEDxToronto invites you to join in on the conference today via Livestream. More than 900 conference delegates at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto will see 12 speakers, three performances and two technical demonstrations take the stage and tens of thousands more are expected to tune in live from their home or office.

What: TEDxToronto Livestream

Where: View the live broadcast on the homepage of TEDxToronto.com

When: September 26, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Why: The TEDxToronto conference, now in its 5th year, is focusing on the theme "The Choices We Make". Each speaker, performance and technical demonstration will share an idea worth spreading that fits into the overall theme.

This year's conference features 12 speakers:

Mark Henick, mental health advocate, youngest of CMHA
Gabrielle Scrimshaw, named the 2013 First Nations Youth Achiever
Deborah S. Berlin-Romalis, clinical social worker at Sick Kids Hospital
Mark Bowden, an expert in human behaviour and body language
Rodolphe el-Khoury, an urban design educator
Michael Stone, integrator of spiritual practice with civic engagement
Dr. Brendan Frey, a DNA researcher
Ti-Anna Wang, an activist
Dr. Steve Mann, father of wearable computers
Joel MacCharles, co-founder WellPreserved.ca, writer, cook
Steph Guthrie, feminist advocate and community manager
Darrell Bricker, CEO of world's leading social research firm

There are also three performances and two technical demonstrations:

Maestro Fresh Wes, actor, author, rapper
Red Sky, Canada's leading company of world indigenous performance
Matthew Good, musician
Thalmic Labs, demo of MYO - wearable computers
Dr. Ivar M. Mendez, demo of remote-presence robots for medical care

For more information on the lineup, visit TEDxToronto.com.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = 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 those world-changing ideas 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 will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 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.

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