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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
*Includes your own season pass
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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.
PART 4 | Shifting our course
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.
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.
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.
PART 3 | Exploring new territory
Actor & Comedian
A two-time Canadian Screen Award winner, Paul plays Appa on the hit TV show “Kim’s Convenience”.
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.
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.
PART 2 | Discovering our connections
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.
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.
Doctor, Scientist, and Entrepreneur
As the founder of BlueDot and a practicing infectious disease physician, Kamran works to strengthen global readiness against dangerous epidemics.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
PART 1 | Understanding where we are
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.
Sara is the Toronto Star’s Work and Wealth reporter, covering the changing workplace, including precarious work and worker’s rights.
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.
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.