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About Us


October 28th, 2017
Humanities Theatre @ University of Waterloo

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to 'ideas worth spreading'. Originally a 4-day conference on Technology, Entertainment, and Design, it is now a global stage for the world’s leading thinkers and doers to curate an environment of sharing and ignite curiosity. TEDx events are independent, local, and licensed conferences. These local events have become a truly international phenomenon, taking place in more than 130 countries.

About TEDxUW

Founded in 2011, TEDxUW is the University of Waterloo's official TEDx experience. We aim to put the extended UW community onto a new type of global activity map that is being watched, shared, and talked about by the world's top thought leaders. With many of our Talks published on TED.com, YouTube, and other websites, TEDxUW continually triggers innovation in all corners of the globe beyond our conference date.

Defying Conventions

TEDxUW 2017 will be a milestone year for TEDxUW as we escalate our audience from 100 to 700 delegates for the first time ever. This falls in line with our theme, DEFYING CONVENTIONS, where we look to explore how individuals across different industries and walks of life are creating throught provoking ideologies that is changing how weapproach traditional knowledge and common concepts.
Melissa

Melissa Ai Lee

Co-chair
Taruna

Taruna Kaur-Singh

Co-chair

Yazzy Zaimi

Finance Director
Tony

Tony Cheng

Marketing Director
Sajni

Sajni Shah

Participant Experience Director
Chandan

Chandan Vatish

Production Director
Nicole Yang

Nicole Yang

Speakers Relations Director
Trashvi

Trashvi Duggal

Lead Accountant
Cindy

Cindy Chen

Sponsorship Manager
James

James Wei

Sponsorship Manager
Raquel

Raquel Ravivo

Brand Manager
Natasha

Natasha Knier

Content Manager
Mackenzie

Mackenzie Thomas

Experiential Marketing Manager
Kevin

Kevin Dayno

Public Relations Manager
Emily

Emily Misurec

Public Relations Manager
Jeron

Jeron Chan

Public Relations Specialist
Carla

Carla Leal

Social Media Manager
Nicole Zhao

Nicole Zhao

Website/UX Manager
Hinal

Hinal Kotecha

Logistics Manager
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Stella Ho

Logistics Manager
Michelle

Michelle Liu

Participant Relations Manager
Charina

Charina Alducente

Participant Relations Manager
Daniel

Daniel Yang

Lead Photographer
Aseel

Aseel Attar

Lead Videographer
Dia

Dia Rahman

Stage Manager
Dhruv

Dhruv Gupta

Speaker Relations Manager
Dana

Dana Iskoldski

Speakers Relations Manager