September 12, 2013 15:45 ET

TEDxToronto Announces Satellite Viewing Party Details for 2013 Conference

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2013) - TEDxToronto is hosting its annual conference on September 26th, 2013, for more than 900 delegates at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. For those wishing to be immersed in the event, but not attending the conference, TEDxToronto has just announced a Satellite Event will take place at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI Annex) in the Bloor and Bathurst area of downtown Toronto.

"The TEDxToronto Satellite Viewing Party is a great option for Torontonians who want to share in the day with like-minded people," said Dumitru Onceanu, Director of Community for TEDxToronto. "The conference will be livestreamed to the viewing party location and is 100 per cent free. As well, we're thrilled to be able to host this event at CSI - a beautiful space and a brilliant Toronto organization doing great work within the community."

This year's conference will feature 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 will also be three performances and two techincal 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: www.tedxtoronto.com/conference/2013-speaker-announcements/

Event Details for Satellite Event

  • Location: CSI Annex --720 Bathurst Street
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Applicants can choose the full day, morning, or afternoon sessions
  • Tickets: Only 100 tickets are available. They are free of charge.
  • Register by: Friday, September 20th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Register here: www.tedxtoronto.com/conference/tedxtoronto-satellite-viewing-rsvp/

Those who wish to watch the conference from home or the office can do so by joining the livestream on conference day on the homepage of TEDxToronto.com.

Tickets are also available now for the TEDxToronto After Party at UNIUN - a must-attend event that sells out quickly.

TEDxToronto would like to thank all of this year's incredible sponsors who help to make events like the Satellite Viewing Party free of charge. This year's sponsors include:

TEDxToronto 2013 is made possible thanks to the support of partners and sponsors such as Biz Media, Shopify, The Working Group, Metro News, Pilot PMR, The Printing House, Mosaic, AusCan, Ceridian, Samsung, PayPal, ING Direct Canada, University of Toronto, HATCH Research Intelligence Inc., Sheridan College, Cisco, Barberian's Steak House, Waterfront International Inc. & Astro Marketing.

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 conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.

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