Here are TEDxVancouver’s Second Set of Exciting Speakers


September 4th, 2014

October 18th is approaching quickly, so today, we reveal another set of speakers for this year’s TEDxVancouver highly anticipated event. This year—the event’s fifth edition—will be the largest TEDx event in the city’s history. Taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Jessica O’Reilly, Jennifer Gardy, Peter Gregson, and Charles Montgomery will join our three previously announced speakers on the Saturday.

Stay tuned for more speaker announcements. In the meantime, read about our exciting speakers below:


Jessica O’Reilly: Sexologist, author, and PlayboyTV host, Jessica O’Reilly travels the globe promoting more open conversations on our most intimate interactions. The work and advice of Dr. Jess has been featured across popular media and continues to challenge conventional beliefs of what it means to be in a healthy relationship.


Jennifer Gardy and Peter Gregson: When she isn’t hosting The Nature of Things or Daily Planet, Jennifer Gardy spends her days at the forefront of molecular epidemiology, investigating how DNA sequencing can be used to solve public health problems. Peter Gregson is an award winning cellist and musical pioneer, reinvigorating the classical genre by embracing contemporary culture and technologies. Together they are unconventional explorers of uncharted territory.


Charles Montgomery: An award-winning author and urban experimentalist, Charles Montgomery is the author of Happy City, which the New York Times recommended as essential reading for their city’s new mayor. Working with the BMW Guggenheim Lab, the Museum of Vancouver and other institutions, he creates experiments that challenge us to see our cities—and ourselves—in entirely new ways.


*Please note that Speakers and Talk Focus are subject to change in advance of October 18, 2014

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