TEDxVictoria: It’s up to us

Inspiring speakers, uncharted connections, and a mission to share exceptional ideas. TEDxVictoria returns for the first time since 2015.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, world-renowned 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 TEDxVictoria, where x = independently organized TED event.

TEDxVictoria is a full-day event running from 9am to 5pm at the historic McPherson Playhouse on May 15, 2024. The event will feature 12 TEDx speakers, live performances, a networking period, and community exhibitions.

TEDxVictoria’s theme, “It’s up to us”, will bring Victoria together for inspiring conversations that challenge inaction and encourage change personally, globally, and local to Victoria. Speakers don’t have to colour within the lines when it comes to this theme, so expect wide-ranging conversations, out-of-the-box topics, and fresh perspectives.

Almost a decade has passed since the last TEDx conference in Victoria. Our community has changed and grown in so many ways, and TEDx gives us the opportunity to explore the unique challenges and possibilities of this city with fresh perspective. We’re long overdue for imaginative problem-solving, celebrating the ingenuity in Victoria, and thinking about our future.

It’s our goal with TEDxVictoria to bring together local experts, community organizations, entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses, and passionate individuals. With so many bright ideas in one room, we can turn discovery and shared knowledge into action.

Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.