Welcome to the Next Generation. Imagine a world where city and country collide, where intelligence transpires the barriers of the human brain, and where humans are free to love who they love anywhere in the world. A technologically savvy world where science, engineering and business are practiced in sustainable harmony; a safe haven where giving back is valued more than getting back. A Next Generation world is one of progress and creativity, spirit and consciousness. It’s a dichotomy between movement and stability, for we must remain rooted if we wish to move forward with change. As we push and break down boundaries, let us remain conscious of our origins. The future holds strength if only we fuel it with the lessons of our past and cultivate it with the knowledge of our present. Through our innovations and ideas, we have already begun to build a better, kinder world. Let us work together in reaching its complete fruition.





Artistic Performances


TED Talks


Networking Cocktail

Why Attend?

  • Hear 8 Next Generation TEDx talks from the movers and shakers of the Canadian innovation scene
  • Immerse yourself with like-minded individuals who all believe in ideas worth spreading
  • Enjoy two special artistic performances at Montreal’s Place des Arts
  • Network with speakers and attendees at our exclusive wine and cheese cocktail

Take Full Advantage of Your TEDxConcordia Experience!

Here are our suggested guidelines to make your day enjoyable

  1. Arrive ready to absorb thought-provoking ideas from various fields of study
  2. Bring a notepad and write down key takeaway points during each talk
  3. Wear comfortable, business casual clothing
  4. Take advantage of our “brain spa” to make new contacts with individuals you may not have otherwise thought to approach
  5. Discuss your opinions and challenge ideas during our cocktail period
  6. Engage your mind and soul with our captivating artistic pieces








  • Ideas. TEDxConcordia is a way to share them.

    We are proud to host our own TEDx. Our previous event featured twelve speakers — with topics from sustainable architecture to space exploration. Presentations at TEDx conferences can have a ripple effect. As part of Concordia’s Strategic Directions initiative, we strive to share and engage. With the city, the world. TEDxConcordia is one of the many ways we’re mixing things up.
    Enjoy — and learn!
    Alan Shepard
    President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University
  • Jonathan Wener
    As chancellor of Concordia University, I am excited to present and endorse TEDxConcordia, an independently organized multidisciplinary conference. TEDxConcordia establishes a solid base for new ideas to emerge and new structures to rise. It reinforces the values/pillars of our community and builds bridges between people from all walks of life. The event welcomes participants from Concordia, from Montreal and even beyond. It delivers a unique Next Generation experience where long lasting relationships are formed.
    Jonathan Wener
    Chancellor of Concordia University
  • TEDxConcordia offered a great opportunity to share the three unique codes to igniting your passion and pursuing your goals.
    Dax Dasilva - Speaker 2016
    CEO and Founder of Lightspeed and Founder of Never Apart
  • The whole process from pitching my ideas to giving my talk was extremely easy on my end, thanks to the dedicated team they put together. They made sure that I would give the best talk I could possibly give by pairing me with a very talented and effective toastmaster. On the day of the event, I was impressed by the turn out, and the overall ow of the event. They had gathered an eclectic collection of speakers, and they managed to bring forth all their strengths on stage. I would definitely attend their future events.
    Mikaël Theimer - Speaker 2016
    Portraits of Montreal
  • It was an honour to be invited to speak at the TEDxConcordia event in 2016. It’s not often one gets to hear so many fascinating speakers in one milieu. I was extremely impressed with the dedication and professionalism of the organizers who didn’t miss a single detail. All the speakers were delighted with the program and I wholeheartedly endorse the upcoming 2017 event!
    David Bernstein - Speaker 2016

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxConcordia, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxConcordia event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


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