TEDxStJohns 2018 - Hope Deconstructed
Every idea begins with hope. Our complex relationship with hope drives every moment of inspiration, fantasy, cowardice, and bravery. We dismiss hope as the platform of the lazy, yet cross our fingers and take a leap of faith. Weaving itself into every aspect of our lives, hope has the ability to hold us close, cover our eyes, or push us out the door – for better or worse.
What gives us hope? What do we achieve or lose through hope? Join us at TEDxStJohns 2018 as we explore the incredible power of authentic hope — the kind that drives resilience, innovation, and beauty for all humankind.
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The Venue: BMW St. John’s
BMW St. John’s is proud to be performing as host for TEDxStJohns 2018. As a member of the Capital Auto Group, the dealership has been serving Newfoundland and Labrador since opening in 2011.
About the space
The BMW St. John’s dealership is a modern and open space that reflects BMW’s valuation of clean and contemporary design. It is a place where art, science, innovation and technology meet. The dealership’s showrooms, client and service spaces will serve as the backdrop for TEDxStJohns 2018 and an evening of conversation, inspiration and connection.
BMW x TED
BMW has long been a supporter of TED, providing sponsorship, event venues, program partnership, and speakers to events around the globe. Like TED, BMW is focused on tomorrow, always asking, ‘What does the future look like?’, and always looking for ways to make it better.
To learn more about BMW St. John’s, please visit us at bmwstjohns.ca.
TED: a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Beginning in 1984 as a conference in California, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas.
At TED, world-leading thinkers and doers are asked to speak on their experiences. Talks are then made available to all at TED.com.
TEDx: independently organized event
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 TEDxStJohns, where x = independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxStJohns event, TEDTalks 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.
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, healthcare technology, human rights, and more.