The spirit of ideas worth spreading.

TEDxUW is the University of Waterloo’s official TEDx experience.

TEDxUW is a key player in the global TED movement in sharing ideas worth spreading, for free, across the world. TEDxUW has brought together some brilliant minds in sharing ideas of how we can change the way we conceive the world to be. From Olympic medalist Heather Moyse, rising entrepreneurs like Dave Wilkin to charismatic economists like Larry Smith, TEDxUW aims to further the discourse on innovation and excellence.

600+ attendees
We've had over 600 amazing attendees at our conferences.
30+ speakers
We've had 30+ speakers join us in collaborating on their ideas.
5 million+ views
5 million people have viewed TEDxUW talks all over the world.

What's TEDx?

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. Each TEDx event features live speakers fearlessly presenting their ideas to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x means it is an independently organized TED event.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for TEDxUW. However, it is a completely self-organized event. TEDx has become the place where you can discover leading edge thinking. For many attendees, the result is extraordinary insights, unexpected connections, and raw inspiration.

What's TED?

TED is a non-profit organization devoted to spreading ideas, more specifically, ideas that matter. In addition, TED represents a global community of curious souls who want to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.