Wildly Successful TEDxGastownWomen Returns: Saturday, October 29, Bigger and Better

TEDxGastownWomen, Vancouver’s only TEDxWomen event, will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM at The Imperial. The theme of this year’s event is “Power”’

Brittany Whitmore, founder and executive director of TEDxGastownWomen said: “The team is thrilled to bring back TEDxGastownWomen for a second year and continue to build on the momentum of our first event. We are doing it bigger and better this year, and have secured a larger venue with room for 320, after last year’s event sold out in just 20 minutes”

Images by Suzanne Rushton Photography

TEDxGastownWomen is currently seeking a diverse range of speakers covering topics related to the overarching theme of “Power.” Spoken-word artist, musicians, speakers and stand up comics and more are welcome to apply. In 2015, TEDxGastownWomen received nearly 250 applicants. The application deadline is July 15th

The event will also feature exclusive, new to the world, streamed TED talks from the TEDWomen event taking place only a day prior in California. The theme for TEDWomen is “It’s About Time.”

Aimee Sehwoerer of Investor’s Group, and returning partners: Langara School of Management, Tradable Bits, Suzanne Rushton Photography, Buzzmachine.ca and other businesses have already signed on to partner with the event. In 2015, the event partnered with over 30 businesses.

Images by Suzanne Rushton Photography

Sign up at TEDxGastownWomen.com to get on the mailing list and be notified of ticket sales and event updates. 

Read reviews of last year’s inaugural event on Hello Vancity and Vancouver is Awesome. See photos of last year’s event on Flickr.

TEDxGastownWomen Media Contact: Brittany Whitmore
Phone: 778.238.6096
Email: TEDxGastownWomen@gmail.com
Twitter: @BritWhitmore

More information is available at: TEDxGastownWomen.com

You can follow the event on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn
= = =

Image by Suzanne Rushton Photography
About TEDxGastownWomen

TEDxGastownWomen was the first TEDxWomen event to take place in Vancouver - celebrating the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. The theme for 2016 is Power, 2015's theme was Fearless. TEDxGastownWomen 2016 will take place on October 29 and will feature a curated lineup of diverse speakers spanning industry, origin, age and experience. The presentation will also feature a selection of simulcast segments of the TEDWomen event taking place in California. The goal of this event is to help people connect in an environment that inspires the expression of unique points of view, and dialogue that can open minds and change opinions about the meaning of Power.

About TEDx

x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)