TEDxStAlbert was born in a storm of email and cold summer drinks. Several intense weeks followed in getting things in place for our first event in October 2011, mere weeks after our co-Chairs naively decided to pursue this spectacular venture.
The theme of our 2012 TEDx event is GROW!. As the Botanical Arts City, St. Albert truly embodies a sustainable living philosophy. Hosted in this community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle, and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life, TEDxStAlbert offers an opportunity to connect with local and internationally renowned champions of this philosophy.
Press & Media
All press requests should be sent to Gilles Prefontaine who is the spokesperson for TEDxStAlbert. Please note that TEDx event organizers are not able to speak for the TED Conference. Any inquiry regarding TED should be sent to:
TEDx Media Liaison
While we appreciate any coverage, we kindly ask that all journalists and/or bloggers be respectful of the difference between the TED and TEDx brands. Please note that the 'x' in 'TEDx' stands for "independently organized events." Any headline or text which implies "TED" is coming to St. Albert is misleading. For more information on TED and TEDx, please click here.
About TEDx, x=independently organize event
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. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event.
The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.*
(*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.