TED Side Event

From DWeb Vancouver

The TED Conference is usually held in Vancouver in March - April. In 2024, it's April 15th-19th.

This is a planning page for a side event to happen around TED, potentially to have some TED attendees also attend. Part of the goal would be to showcase interesting people and projects in Vancouver.


Showcase and represent Vancouver's startup ecosystem to guests. Attract future startups and investors to Vancouver.


Thursday, April 18th?


  • Boris to check in with Permanent on availability.
  • Space requires: projector/screen, clicker, audio systems & mic, allows food and drinks. Roughly 60-80 guests.


16 slots. 3 min pitches. No q&a

3 slides max. 1. What I'm building 2. Why it is important 3. How you can get involved

Rough schedule:

6:45pm - 7:00pm: Welcome

7:00pm - 7:30pm: Pitch 1

7:30pm - 7:45pm: Break

7:45pm - 8:15pm: Pitch 2

8:15pm - 9:00pm: Open Networking



Name tags, coloured stickers for builder, non-builder, and visiting out of town.

Presenters pre-submit their 3 slides.

Food, drinks, venue potentially sponsored by companies

Support brought in through community members for volunteering


Limited "Passionate tickets" free tickets

Community tickets (Novus, dWeb...)

Regular tickets

Supporter tickets

People Interested

Notes and Resources

BIL Conference might have some ideas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIL_Conference

BIL started as an unaffiliated unconference satellite to TED’s structured ‘invite only’ paid conference. BIL is an open, self-organizing, emergent arts, science, society, and technology conference. Anyone can come, and anyone is able to sign-up to speak, limited only by space and time. BIL's mission statement: "BIL is an open, self-organizing, emergent, arts, science, society, and technology unconference.