A Digital Event Series

UNCHARTED

2021
7PM - 9PM (EST)

February 4

March 4

$25

Season pass

We’ve curated Uncharted to be a series of connected evenings that form a map for our collective future. Join us for all events with a Season Pass!

Tickets are available individually, but our events are meant to build and connect off of one another to provide the whole map.

The world today is something we’ve never experienced before, and these uncharted waters are making us ask some big questions. How can we see the larger picture, find sources of hope and realize the power each of us has to chart a better course?

Uncharted spans a series of thoughtfully curated evenings where you’ll encounter critical new ideas and perspectives, be inspired to think differently, and engage in meaningful dialogue with fellow curious souls.

This won't be any old digital event.  Expect captivating TEDxToronto talks, a cutting-edge live event platform, and a host who represents the best of Toronto guiding you through a thought-provoking experience.

So take the evening off and join us to be inspired by the most fascinating changemakers the GTHA has to offer.

Join us for a season of events

Each of our events have been designed to connect with the others and take you on a journey—from understanding where we are, to discovering our shared connections, and charting a new course.

2020
7PM - 9PM (EST)

October 29

November 26

2021
7PM - 9PM (EST)

February 4

March 4

The best way to experience Uncharted is with a Season Pass.

You’ve told us that taking time to encounter new ideas and challenge your perspectives is immensely rewarding. Now, you can experience the magic of TEDxToronto on two different days, each for less than the price of a cocktail.

Tickets

Our mission is to shine a spotlight on critical ideas that can help move our city, region and world forward, and to build a community of curious souls (that means you!) to learn and grow together. We’re an entirely volunteer-run non-profit, and your ticket purchase goes directly to funding our production expenses.


Season Pass

$25

Full access to both our remaining 2 evening events

2 incredible live experiences

8 incredible TED talks

An unforgettable opportunity to learn, grow, and connect

Our events have been curated to connect to each other, providing a map for our collective future

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Support 1-10 individuals from community groups to attend Uncharted

Single event pass

$15

Please keep in mind that the events build and connect off one another. We highly encourage a season pass! You will be prompted to select the date for your single event pass after purchase.

Host

Tyrone Edwards

Tyrone is the face of Canada’s most-watched entertainment program.  Known for his innate ability to engage in intimate, candid conversation, Tyrone is also passionate about creating change in his local community, acting as a mentor and voice for underprivileged youth.

Speakers

PART 3 | Exploring new territory

FEBRUARY 4, 2021

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Actor & Comedian

A two-time Canadian Screen Award winner, Paul plays Appa on the hit TV show “Kim’s Convenience”.

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Lydia-Joi Marshall

Researcher & Health Equity Champion

The Vice-President of the Black Health Alliance, Lydia-Joi is passionate about bringing awareness to issues of health inequity and promoting personalized patient care.

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Phil De Luna

Clean Energy Innovator

The director of a $57M research program, Phil’s mission is to help Canada achieve net-zero GHG emissions through developing new decarbonization technologies.

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Chenny Xia

Co-founder, GotCare

Chenny is changing how home health care is delivered, creating a more equitable system by leveraging technology and design thinking.

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PART 4 | Shifting our course

MARCH 4, 2021

Jason van Bruggen

Filmmaker & Photographer

Through his craft, Jason captures the vulnerability of our ecosystems and the people who live within them, illuminating the strength and fragility of our planet.

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Gillian Hadfield

Professor of Law & Strategic Management

An expert on the legal and regulatory systems that govern AI and other complex global technologies, Gillian is the Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society at UofT.

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Ryan DeCaire

Mohawk Language Learner and Teacher

Ryan is working to revitalize Kanien’kéha (Mohawk language) through instructing students at an adult immersion school, and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.

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Jay Pitter

Author & Placemaker

Using a multidisciplinary approach located at the nexus of urban design and social equity, Jay helps mitigate growing divides in cities across North America.

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Past Speakers

PART 1 | Understanding where we are

OCTOBER 29, 2020

Hamza Haq

Actor

Hamza is the star of the most watched Canadian series this year, “Transplant”, where he plays a Syrian doctor trying to make a new life for his family in Canada.

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Sara Mojtehedzadeh

Journalist

Sara is the Toronto Star’s Work and Wealth reporter, covering the changing workplace, including precarious work and worker’s rights.

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Ran Goel

Founder, Fresh City Farms

A former investment lawyer turned urban farmer, Ran has grown Fresh City into an online organic retailer with eight stores and a mission to create a better life through food.

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Jimmy Ba

Artificial Intelligence Expert

A faculty member at the Vector Institute, Jimmy’s research focuses on advancing our understanding of the human mind, intelligence and computation.

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Frances Donald

Global Chief Economist

A trailblazing chief economist, Frances helps major financial institutions analyze global trends through a unique blend of insight and irreverence.

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Jason van Bruggen

Through his craft, Jason captures the vulnerability of our ecosystems and the people who live within them, illuminating the strength and fragility of our planet.  His work has been featured by National Geographic, Outdoor Magazine, and by brands including Patagonia, and Arc’teryx.


Gillian Hadfield

Gillian’s research focuses on how we can design innovative legal and regulatory systems for AI and other complex global technologies. She is the Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society at the University of Toronto, a faculty affiliate at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and a senior policy advisor at OpenAI.


Ryan DeCaire

Ryan is working to revitalize Kanien’kéha (Mohawk language). He is an instructor and curriculum developer at Onkwawén:na Kentyóhkwa, an immersion school for adults, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Centre for Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto.


Jay Pitter

Using a multidisciplinary approach located at the nexus of urban design and social equity, Jay helps mitigate growing divides in cities across North America. Her city-building projects specialize in public space design and policy, forgotten densities, mobility equity, gender-responsive design, inclusive public engagement and healing fraught sites.


Chenny Xia

Chenny is changing how home health care is delivered. As an experienced designer and technologist, Chenny’s mission is to create a more equitable health care system by reducing the cost of care delivery, and enabling greater empathy and control over care decisions.

Phil De Luna

Phil is on a mission to make Canada a leader in decarbonization technology. He leads a $57M research program with the goal of helping Canada achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050, using renewable fuels from air and water.

Lydia-Joi Marshall

As a Research Associate for #theActionProject at UHN, and Vice-President of the Black Health Alliance, Lydia-Joi improves our health care system by bringing awareness to issues of health inequity and promoting personalized patient care.

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Paul is best known for his role as Appa in Kim’s Convenience. A two-time Canadian Screen Award winner, and self-professed nerd, Paul is a collector of movies, all things Star Wars, and an avid replica prop builder and cosplayer.

Hamza Haq

Hamza is the star of the most watched Canadian series this year, “Transplant”, where he plays a Syrian doctor trying to make a new life for his family in Canada. His own family moved from Pakistan to Canada via Saudi Arabia, and as an actor, Hamza’s passion is storytelling that lifts up real voices, including those of refugees and immigrants.

Sara Mojtehedzadeh

As the Toronto Star’s Work and Wealth reporter, Sara covers the changing workplace, shining a spotlight on precarious work, migrant workers, the gig economy and labour rights. Sara’s journalism has put a human face on unfair workplace practices and has helped bring the interests of workers to the forefront of mainstream media coverage.

Ran Goel

A former Wall Street investment lawyer on a mission to build a better world through food, Ran Goel founded Fresh City Farms in 2011. From an urban farm to a widespread delivery business and eight organic grocery stores, Ran is passionate about connecting people directly to the source of their food, and is a driving force for using better food practises to create stronger communities and healthier environments.

Jimmy Ba

A faculty member at the University of Toronto and Vector Institute, Jimmy developed the Adam Optimizer, a foundational algorithm used to train AI models. Today, Jimmy’s research focuses on advancing our understanding of the human mind, intelligence and computation.

Frances Donald

As the Global Chief Economist for Manulife, Frances helps forecast global macro-economic and financial trends. Looking beyond models, numbers and markets Frances uses a unique blend of insight and irreverence to help bring a human face to economics and finance.

Kofi Hope

Kofi is a social entrepreneur on a mission to create a fairer city. As the founder and former Executive Director of the CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals, Kofi built an organization dedicated to addressing the economic and social barriers affecting black youth. As the co-founder of Monumental, Kofi is now focused on helping institutions and organizations work towards an equitable economic recovery.

Catherine Hernandez

In her debut novel, Scarborough, Catherine tells the incredible story of a neighbourhood that refuses to fall apart in the face of poverty and crime. A writer and theatre practitioner, Catherine’s latest novel, Crosshairs, paints a vision of a dystopian society and explores the universal desire to thrive - all against the backdrop of Toronto.

Kamran Khan

Kamran founded BlueDot to build an early warning system for outbreaks of infectious diseases. BlueDot has gone on to predict the spread of Ebola, Zika, and identified and wrote the world’s first peer-reviewed study of COVID-19. A practicing infectious diseases physician, Kamran’s mission is to strengthen global readiness against dangerous epidemics through the development of sophisticated data technology.

Amanda Munday

As the founder of Toronto’s first co-working facility with childcare, Amanda is on a mission to create better opportunities for working parents. She is the author of Day Nine: A Postpartum Depression Memoir, and is an advocate for women’s rights and community leader.

PART 2 | Discovering our connections

NOVEMBER 26, 2020

Kofi Hope

Civic Entrepreneur

The founder of the CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals, Kofi was the 2017 recipient of the Jane Jacobs prize for his service to the City of Toronto.

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Catherine Hernandez

Writer and Artistic Director

The award-winning author of Scarborough, and the recently launched dystopian-fiction Crosshairs, Catherine was named a Writer to Watch by CBC Books.

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Kamran Khan

Doctor, Scientist, and Entrepreneur

As the founder of BlueDot and a practicing infectious disease physician, Kamran works to strengthen global readiness against dangerous epidemics.

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Amanda Munday

Founder, The Workaround

Amanda is the founder of Toronto’s first co-working facility with childcare and was awarded the Toronto Community Foundation Vital People Award

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