TEDxKanata Blog

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TEDxKanata is back for the third year in a row and with it, an inspiring new theme titled, ‘The Next 150: Driving Change’. As Kanata and Ottawa’s most captivating speakers and presenters will come together under one roof on March 9, 2017 to share and explore what the next 150 years have to offer, we […]

The TEDxKanata team is excited to announce that a shortlist of semi-finalists has been selected for our 2017 event. With our theme ‘The Next 150: Driving Change’ in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, we are looking for passionate audience members to help us choose the top 8 speakers that will be sharing their wisdom on our […]

Located just west of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Kanata is a hub of captivating people with extraordinary ideas. In addition to its fascinating, talented community of thought leaders, Kanata is also home to world-class companies such as Mitel, Halogen and You.i. With so much talent in its very own backyard, TEDxKanata’s organizers and partners came together […]

He’s not your conventional hacker. Dr. Andrew Pelling, a biohacker and experimentalist scientist, uses low-cost, open source materials to create technologies of the future –including his team’s current work of growing human cells in apples and living skin on LEGOs. Cross-appointed to the University of Ottawa’s biology and physics departments, Dr. Pelling directs the Laboratory […]