Our theme for TEDxKanata 2017: “The Next 150: Driving Change” in support of Canada celebrating 150 years as a nation. We are excited to explore what the next 150 years will bring. Are you?

Event Info

March 9th, 2017


Imagine Kanata and Ottawa’s most fascinating and engaging presenters, artists and thinkers coming together to share their passions and discuss their visions for the world all within an underlying theme. Well, it’s happening at TEDxKanata! Join us for inspiration, innovation and, of course, ideas worth spreading— featuring some of Canada’s most incredible speakers.

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Anti-violence activist @dillon_blackRec'd standing ovation at #TEDxKanata for her talk. Find out why: #DrivingChange

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Perry Bellegarde was elected National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in 2014, following a long career championing the rights of First Nations people. Originally from Little Black Bear First Nation in Treaty 4 Territory, National Chief Bellegarde has held the roles of Councillor, Chief, Tribal Chair, and Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan […]

Who says you have to graduate high school in order to make a compelling TEDxKanata speaker? As a Grade 12 student at École secondaire publique De La Salle, Mathilde Papillon is helping shape The Next 150 through her combined love of dance, science and community involvement. Mathilde is a strong believer in the student voice. […]

In 2000, Allan Brown made a radical mid-life shift by selling his IT consulting firm in order to fully dedicate himself to international development work. Today, Allan is the International Director and Founder of Compasio Relief & Development, an organization that seeks to love, protect and empower those who are vulnerable. From responding first-hand to […]