TEDxVancouver 2012 Event Schedule


October 16th, 2012

TEDxVancouver 2012 is almost here!

This year’s TEDxVancouver, “Confluence,” will bring together over 2,000 influencers, 14 outstanding speakers, and 14 performers, with host Riaz Meghji guiding us through the full day program.


When: Sunday, October 21, 2012
Location: The Orpheum Theatre, 884 Granville Street, Vancouver BC, V6Z 1K3 (Google Maps)


8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
General Registration
* Please bring photo ID to register, along with a copy of your TEDxVancouver 2012 Receipt email if you received one. Staggered entry time will expedite the registration process, however doors to the theatre will open at 9:30 a.m. at which point, attendees may sit with their connectors, as it is general seating. General Registration is at the Granville Street entrance (884 Granville St.):

  • Open at 8:30am to general attendees, last name A-K;
  • Open at 9:00am to general attendees, last name L-Z

VIP Registration
Registration for VIPs* opens at 8:30 a.m. at the Orpheum Smithe Street entrance (601 Smithe St.)

*VIPs include speakers and speaker guests, performers and artists, sponsors and sponsor guests, authorized media personnel, media and sponsor contest giveaways, TEDxVancouver affiliates (past and prospective speakers, other TEDx organizers), and ticketed attendees with mobility issues.

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. TEDxVancouver CONFLUENCE program*
10:00 a.m. First speaking session
Kirstin Westdal
Doug Schmitt
Eric Winsborrow
Chen Lizra
11:45 a.m. Lunch break
1:15 p.m. Second speaking session
Natalie DeFreitas
Dr. John Izzo
John Bromley
Joel Solomon
3:00 p.m. Refreshments
4:00 p.m. Third speaking sessioMark Betteridge
Dr. Jean Carruthers
Mark Brand
Robin Esrock
Elaine Lui
6:00 p.m. End of programming
7:00 p.m. Post event Soiree (Details to come soon)


* Program includes catered breakfast, lunch from 11:45 a.m – 1:15 pm, and afternoon snacks. Coat check is available for a $2 charge.

Transportation and Accommodation: For information on transportation, parking and accommodation during the weekend, visit our Visitors and Travelling Guide.

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