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.

Event Info

March 9th, 2017



Wow.  What an evening.  Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to TEDxKanata March 31st, 2016.  It was truly an evening of big ideas, inspirations and story telling.  The room was charged with energy and the networking was unmatched.

We can’t thank the Ottawa Community enough for being bold.  For challenging status quo and taking on big ideas.

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Thank you!



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