About TED

TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.


TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California in 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.


At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.



About TEDx

x = independently organized event


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.


These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.


Learn more about TEDx here



About TEDxStJohns

TEDxStJohns is the largest TEDx event in Atlantic Canada and the official TEDx city license holder for St. John’s. The event has featured speakers from a variety of industries and fields, including arts and entertainment, business, health care, technology, human rights, and more.


See past TEDxStJohns talks here

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TEDxStJohns Presents TEDxYouth@StJohns

By: TEDx StJohns on April 13th, 2016

TEDxStJohns is proud to present TEDxYouth@StJohns, the first youth-oriented TEDx event in the province. Designed for youth aged 12-18, the event is poised to inspire curiosity, ignite new ideas, and empower young leaders through the mission of TED: ideas worth spreading.

TEDxStJohns has been a growing community organization since its first event held in 2012. Over the years we have reached and inspired hundreds of curious minds across the city. To celebrate our 5-year milestone, we want to grow that reach and bring the power of new ideas to the bright young minds of St. John’s.

We want to make TEDxYouth...

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General Inquiries


Partnership Inquiries

Chris Gardner | chris@tedxstjohns.com

Press & Media Inquiries

Beth Saunders | beth@tedxstjohns.com

Past Conferences

2012 Overcoming Adversity

2013 HAVE

2014 (DIS)Connect

2015 Make+Belief

2016 TEDxYouth - Upside Down

2016 TEDx St.John's

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