DATE: March 17 -  21, 2014

TIME: See TED schedule for details

LOCATION: CPA Hall, Sauder School of Business, UBC, Vancouver


World-leading thinkers are congregating in Vancouver as TED has brought its famed talks to the city. Join in on celebrating the 30th anniversary of TED Talks by watching live screenings all week at the Sauder School of Business CPA Hall.

In addition to the main-stage talks, they are also bringing back some old favourite speakers for a few afternoon “All-Star sessions.” Over 100 speakers are in town this week to give their talks; take a look at TED’s website to see the full program or get a taste of what's to come (below):

Monday, March 17, 2014
6:00pm-7:45pm – Session 1: Liftoff!
Chris Hadfield, astronaut; Mark Ronson, DJ

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
8:30am-10:15am – Session 2: Retrospect
Bran Ferren, technology designer
11:00am-12:45pm - Session 3: Reshape
Peggy Lu, sustainability catalyst; Amanda Burden, urban planner
2:00pm-3:15pm – All-Stars Session 1: Planet Dearth
Edward Burtynsky, photographer; Imogen Heap, musician; Wade Davis, anthropologist; David Gallo, oceanographer
3:45pm-5:00pm – All-Stars Session 2: Beauty and the Brain
Jill Bolte Taylor, neuroanatomist; David Brooks, NYT columnist; Dan Gilbert, happiness expert
6:00pm-7:45pm – Session 4: Wish
Bill & Melinda Gates, philanthropists; Sting, musician

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
8:30am-10:15am – Session 5: Us
Stephen Friend, open-science advocate
11:00am-12:45pm – Session 6: Wired
Chris Kluwe, football player and author; Margaret Gould Stewart, User experience master
2:00pm-3:15pm – All-Stars Session 3: Where Are We Now?
Amy Cuddy, social psychologist; Bjorn Lomborg, global prioritizer
3:45pm-5:00pm – All-Stars Session 4: I Heart Design
Moshe Safdie, architect
6:00pm-7:45pm – Session 7: Why?
Elizabeth Gilbert, author

Thursday, March 20, 2014
9:00am-10:30am – Session 8: Hacked
David Epstein, sports science reporter
11:30am-1:00pm – Session 9: Signals
Randall Munroe, cartoonist (
2:30pm-4:00pm – All-Stars Session 5: The Future Is Ours
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia; Ken Robinson, educator (all-time most-viewed TED talk); Susan Cain, quiet revolutionary
5:00pm-6:45pm – Session 10: Passion
Isabelle Allende, novelist

Friday, March 21, 2014

9:00am-10:30am – Session 11: Unstress
Simon Sinek, leadership expert
11:30am-1:00pm PDT – Session 12: Onward
Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly, gun law activist