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What is TED, TEDx, and TEDxStJohns?

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.

Learn more about TED here


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.

Learn more about TEDx here



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.

See past TEDxStJohns talks here


General Inquiries


Partnership Inquiries

Anna Smith | anna@tedxstjohns.com

Press & Media Inquiries

Andrew Murphy | info@tedxstjohns.com

Past Conferences

2012 Overcoming Adversity

2013 HAVE

2014 (DIS)Connect

2015 Make+Belief

2016 TEDxYouth - Upside Down

2016 TEDxStJohns

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