Now in it’s sixth year, the TEDx Terry Talks has been a venue for UBC’s most fascinating students to share their ideas and visions with UBC and the world. Using a format similar to the TED conference, the TEDx Terry Talks draws students, alumni, faculty, and staff for a day of idea sharing.
Held in the Life Sciences Institute on the UBC Point Grey Campus, the TEDx Terry Talks provide eight student speakers from a wide range of interests and backgrounds with the opportunity to address an audience of over 400. Each talk is professionally recorded and archived on the TEDx YouTube Channel and Terry Project website for online presentation.
In addition to the talks, networking opportunities are made available throughout the conference, and community leaders, clubs and non-profits are invited to provide booths and presentations during intermissions. This provides audience members with the opportunity to engage with local organizations and student-led initiatives. Be prepared to be swept off your feet by the passion of the UBC community. You can watch videos of previous talks by clicking the links below.
Past TEDx Terry Talks
Interested in the 2013 TEDx Terry Talks?
Want to be a TEDx Terry Talk speaker? The application to speak at the 2013 conference will be made available on our website in early September. All undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent alumni are welcome to apply. For the most up-to-date Announcements regarding application and conference dates you can follow us on twitter and join our facebook group.
In providing a booth or some other Atrium related request? Maybe even something to entertain the crowds? You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org noting “Atrium Request” in the subject heading.
In sponsoring the event? Please contact Dave Ng at email@example.com
On November 22nd, 2008, the Terry project rolled out its first “Terry Talks” conference. Under the guidance of the UBC student community and via feedback with the fine folks at TED, the aim was to present a student conference where our very own students had the platform to express their own passions – be they related to their roles as academic participants or as advocates for social change. The day occurred in the beautiful Life Science Institute with an audience that peaked at around 300. Here, those audience members were on hand to hear out 6 undergraduate, 2 graduate, and 1 “Young Alumni” present their stories, as well as listen to three great TED videos.
In 2009 and now 2010, Terry talks have morphed into TEDx Terry talks. TEDx Terry talks continued to be the UBC student conference where our very own students had the platform to express their own passions – be they related to their roles as academic participants or as advocates for social change.