THIS EVENT OCCURRED ON

March
10, 2018

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WHERE

St. Lawrence
Centre

27 Front St E, Toronto, ON
TICKETING

General $55
Student $49

Purchase your ticket here.
Our Theme
To deconstruct is to strip away layers of abstraction and to uncover the essence of a concept. By deconstructing complex concepts into their fundamental ideas, we can discover how universal and relatable these concepts are. At our 2018 March conference, the TEDxUofT community came together to share, deconstruct, internalize ideas, and walk away with new and broader perspectives.
OUR SPEAKERS

Dan Dolderman

Dr. Dan Dolderman is a psychologist at the University of Toronto. His work focuses on the social capital needed to evolve society, and its relationship with climate change. Join us at our conference to hear about the deep reorganization of society required to address this challenge.

Helen Kontozopoulos

Helen Kontozopoulos is a lecturer at the University of Toronto and co-founder of the Department of Computer Science Innovation Lab. Join us on March 10th to hear more about her life's work with artificial intelligence, machine learning and entrepreneurship.

Jay Pooley

Trained as an architect and finished as a carpenter, Jay Pooley is a production designer and University of Toronto instructor who is defined by rigorous conceptualization. Backed by a fearless technical prowess, Jay has begun to redraw the edge of what can be captured in a moving image!

Jeremy Wang

Jeremy Wang is an Engineering Science student in his final year at UofT. Along with his studies, Jeremy operates as R&D Founder of the The Sky Guys, a leading Canadian manufacturer of drones for safety-critical industrial applications. His talk will take a comical but balanced look at how two seemingly different professions can work together, namely business and engineering.

John Vervaeke

Dr. John Vervaeke has been teaching at the University of Toronto since 1994. His talk will focus on how the mind makes meaning, and how we fit into the scientific worldview created by the fields of artificial intelligence and neuroscience.

Khaled Almilaji

In Syria, Dr. Khaled Almilaji led daring humanitarian campaigns under constant threat of government crackdown. Now at the University of Toronto, Dr. Almilaji will take the stage with dialogue about widening our zones of care for the ownership of injustice in our communities. Join us at our conference to see how we can all benefit from this together.

Kona Williams

Kona Williams is Canada’s first Indigenous Forensic Pathologist! Her talk on March 10th will look at the lack of death reporting and investigation in Indigenous communities.

Matt Russo

Meet Dr. Matt Russo, an astro-musician with degrees in Jazz Guitar and Astrophysics from the University of Toronto. He is the founder of SYSTEM Sounds, an art-science outreach project that translates the rhythm and harmony of the cosmos into music and sound.

Sabrina Cruz

Sabrina Cruz is a University of Toronto Mathematics student, and creator behind Youtube channel, Nerdy & Quirky. Her subscribers are treated to comedic life accounts, mixed commentary of pop and nerd culture, and mini lectures with her "Cool History" series.

Sasha Weiditch

Sasha Weiditch is a science communicator at the University of Toronto Mississauga and content creator promoting women in STEM. Her PhD thesis focuses on the potential of bacteriophages to solve the antibiotic resistance crisis.

Syrus Marcus Ware

Syrus Marcus Ware is a core member of Black Lives Matter Toronto and has spent over 12 years as the AGO’s coordinator of youth programs. Currently he focuses on the use of art in exploring activism culture and has won numerous awards for his artistic work with LGBT rights and black pride.

Sasha Weiditch

Sasha Weiditch is a science communicator at the University of Toronto Mississauga and content creator promoting women in STEM. Her PhD thesis focuses on the potential of bacteriophages to solve the antibiotic resistance crisis.

Ulrich Krull

Dr. Ulrich Krull serves as Vice-President at the University of Toronto and Principal at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Along with serving the greater UofT community, Dr. Krull can also be found as a leading professor of Analytical Chemistry. His current research explores the use of nanoscale materials and microfluidics chip technologies which can help build devices for the detection of DNA and RNA biomarkers.
TICKETING

Hey there! If you’ve been to a TEDxUofT event before, you might notice that the ticketing system this year is a little different.

We strive to keep ticket prices as low as we can to make our events accessible to as many people as possible. Last year we faced some issues with resale of conference tickets, which limited the accessibility of our event by raising the price far past face value. In order to avoid this happening again, we have taken a number of preventative measures.

2 types of tickets.

General tickets and student tickets will be available. Student tickets are open to UofT and Ontario high school students. They require a valid student email address and a student ID. On the day, you will need to show your student ID (matching the name on the ticket) to pick up your ticket..

Please do not purchase tickets from anywhere else.

Please do not buy a ticket from anywhere other than Ticketmaster or the St Lawrence Centre box office. We are not taking transfers and you will not be admitted into the conference.

Tickets will not be released by email.

When you purchase a ticket, your name will be assigned to it. You will receive an email with a confirmation number, and you will use that confirmation number and photo ID/TCard to pick up your tickets at registration on conference day.

Tickets are non transferable.

The name of the purchaser on the ticket cannot be changed. Photo ID/TCards will be checked upon entry to the conference. If the name on the ticket does not match your name, you will not be able to pick up your ticket or be admitted.
Conference FAQ
What’s included in the ticket price?
TEDxUofT is a non-profit organisation run by volunteer students. The ticket price is solely to cover the cost of the event.
If you want to avoid the Ticketmaster service fees entirely, you can buy your ticket at the St Lawrence Centre box office ahead of time in person! You will not be charged the service fees in this case. We would recommend you buy ahead of time, since we expect to sell out - it is unlikely that there will be tickets available on conference day.

Is there a student ticket?
Yes! Student tickets are available to current UofT students, and they should be purchased with a valid @mail.utoronto.ca email. If you purchase a UofT student ticket without a valid @mail.utoronto.ca email, we will void and refund the ticket purchase. 

Why is TEDxUofT using Ticketmaster?
The venue has an exclusive agreement with Ticketmaster, all events held at the St Lawrence Centre must sell tickets via Ticketmaster. This is the case for almost all professional theatres.

If you want to avoid the Ticketmaster service fees entirely, you can buy your ticket in person ahead of time at the St Lawrence Centre box office ! You will not be charged the service fee in this case. We would recommend you buy ahead of time, since we expect to sell out - it is unlikely that there will be tickets available on conference day.

Why is TEDxUofT happening off-campus if an on-campus venue would avoid Ticketmaster?
We are using the St Lawrence Centre because it is a larger venue than anywhere on campus, and can accommodate the demand for tickets. Again, we strive to make the conference as accessible as possible, and selling more seats is part of that.

I can’t make it to the conference any more! How can I get a refund?
You can request a refund until February 28th, 2018 at 11:59PM.

Send an email to hello@tedxuoft.com with the subject line ‘TEDxUofT Ticket Refund’. Include the name of the purchaser, order number, and reason for refund. Refund requests sent past February 28th, 2018 at 11:59PM will not be considered.