TEDxUTSC 2016: Dare to Know


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TEDxUTSC is back once again for our 4th annual conference taking place January 30th, 2016. What do we have in store for you as a delegate? A full-day filled with 11 amazing 18 minute TEDx talks by an incredibly diverse speaker lineup, breakfast and catered lunch, and conversation breaks to give you the chance to network with our speakers and other delegates while enjoying snacks. Most importantly our speakers have been preparing their talks for over 5 months to inspire you.

Dare to Know

TEDxUTSC invites you to go beyond what you are and aren't willing to know. This unapologetic journey will allow you to step outside of the status quo of information, challenge norms, and allow you to open your eyes to worlds not yet discovered.

Dare to Know. Dare to know where our childlike curiosity has gone, dare to know what it would be like to challenge a regime in order to enlighten young minds, dare to know what it takes to overcome insurmountable stresses to gain success. We dare you to open your minds to the incredible ideas we have lined up for you. This conference will leave you with a mind filled with amazing ideas to change the world and keep it moving forward.

Speaker Lineup

All of our 11 speakers this year are below. Click on the speaker's name to read their biography and make sure to watch their introduction videos right below.

1) Bill McConkey - UTSC Professor, Entrepreneur, Dad

2) Valerie Visani - Lawyer and Professor (UTSC Alumna)

3) Maliha Chishti - Scholar and Activist (UTSC Alumna)

4) Jamie Kennedy - Chef and Owner, Jamie Kennedy Kitchen

5) Melanie Blackman - Community Development Coordinator (UTSC Staff & Alumna)

6) Hamza Khan - Digital Marketer and Entrepreneur (UTSC Alumnus)

7) Diane Hill - Oneida Woman and Student of Life

8) Mark Kryshtalskyj - Entrepreneur, Marketer, Rockstar

9) Sarah Kleeb - Professor and Critical Theorist

10) Shafique Virani - Professor of Islamic Studies

11) Dr. Maria Assif - Professor and Arab Canadian Critic

Event Information

9:00-10:00 - Registration & breakfast
10:00-11:55 - 3 Speaker Talks & performer
11:55-12:45 - Lunch Break
12:45-2:00 - 3 Speaker Talks & 2nd performer
2:00-2:20 - Conversation Break & snack
2:20 - 4:00 - 2 Speaker Talks & 3rd performer
4:00-4:20 - Second Conversation Break & Snack
4:30-6:00 - 3 Speaker Talks & 4th performer

*This is a tentative schedule and timings may be subject to change. The order of speakers is still being finalized and will be updated one week before our conference.

This conference is open for anyone to attend, whether you are affiliated with the University of Toronto Scarborough or not. We have incredibly talented people working on our conference this year, and they each have a passion to share ideas, knowledge, and push intellectual boundaries. Check them all out at http://www.tedxutsc.com/executives/. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at info@tedxutsc.com.

2015 Conference Highlight Video:



For quick and easy registration, access your tickets by downloading the Peatix application and we will be able to scan you through the doors. Alternatively, sign into your Peatix account and print your ticket which can be found under the 'My Tickets' tab of your dashboard.

Pictures from last year's event:

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Sat Jan 30, 2016
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM EST
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