Listen. Learn. Be Inspired. TEDx Terry talks 2010

Imagine UBC’s most fascinating and engaging students coming together for a day, giving ‘the talk of their lives,’ sharing their ideas and discussing their visions for UBC and the world. Now imagine being there, with students, alumni, faculty, administration, and members of the general public watching this unfold and partaking in the various discussions, and think of all the possibilities that this idea-share holds.

For the second year the Terry Project will be collaborating with TED to offer a TEDx event. Registration is now open for TEDx Terry talks 2010 which will be held on October 2nd at the Life Science Institute. Eight student speakers will be given a high profile platform to communicate their ideas, passions and desires to an audience of 350 UBC peers.

A new addition this year will be The Briefing @ TEDx Terry talks. Students representing a variety of causes will be given the chance to pitch why their cause deserves support  in under three minutes. Each attendee contributes one dollar towards a pot (via the registration fee) and will then vote on which cause to receive a pot of money. One dollar, one vote, one big opportunity to make a difference!

Please note the ticket price does include a free lunch, coffee and snacks, as well as a donation towards The Briefing portion of the day!

More Details:

Date: October 2, 2010

Time: Doors open at 9:00, event starts at 10:00

Location: Life Science Institute at UBC

Cost: $7 payable online through EventBrite when you buy your ticket

Cancellation Policy: Reimbursement of the cost of tickets minus the EventBrite service fee is possible with written notice up to 48 hours before the event. These requests can be sent by email to

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7 Responses to “Listen. Learn. Be Inspired. TEDx Terry talks 2010”

  1. Tiffany

    AH….I’m beyond excited for this!! I just wish I could teleport back to UBC….

  2. Jiyoon

    What kind of speakers are involved? Can we get some talk titles at least, just to get an idea of what we are in for?

  3. ElysaHogg

    Hi Jiyoon, We usually don’t give out this information too far in advance, as we like to keep everything flexible leading up to the talk. However, we will be announcing the students selected (2 a day) on our twitter @terryubc. We have students from fine arts, commerce, arts and applied science giving talks ranging from projects in South Africa, solar electricity’s role in liberalizing electricity in east africa, commerce in an east meets west dynamic (focused on China), how to find and listen to your passion, deforestation, the complexity of simple problems, and social media.

    I can guarantee there will be something for everyone, and something that you never thought you would be interested/excited about!

  4. ElysaHogg

    If you don’t have a credit card and still want to attend, please send your first and last name along with your email address to– we’ll be sure to register you and you can pay at the door! Please bring cash:)

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