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What is TEDxWhite Rock?

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, 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 TEDx White Rock, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxWhite Rock event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


Imagine White Rock’s most fascinating and engaging speakers, with new, big ideas, coming together for one day to share their passions and their visions for the world.

Defying Expectations

Our theme, Defying Expectations, is born from our belief that human achievement is not limited by expectations, but attained in spite of them. We expect presentations will reflect a wide variety of ideas from many areas of our human experience. Some examples are adventure, agriculture, science, technology, medicine, law, human rights, art, music, design, media, entertainment, sports, business, education, spirituality, and the environment. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.

Who Should Attend?

Attendees will include community and business leaders, students, citizens and change-makers from the White Rock community and beyond. TEDxWhite Rock is bringing together open-minded, creative and forward-thinking men and women representing all facets of life including business people, educators, artists, homemakers, activists, doctors, lawyers, students, futurists, and every person that is interested in broadening his or her mind by participating in this event and who are dedicated to Defying Expectations.


But the audience for the talks is much bigger than that. All talks will be live streamed on the day of the event to hundreds more and each talk will be posted to the official TEDx YouTube channel.

13 Speakers

2 Entertainers

1 Event

2018 Speakers

Angus Reid

Arun Fryer

Bob Kuhn

Denise Walker

Denise Wozniak

Gillian Dunn

Gordie Hogg

Guy Felicella

Jessie Sutherland

Lindi Nolte

Werner Spangehl

Mike Robinson

Jennah Dohms

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