What if we were to consider that ambiguous space between an idea and action? The “in between” can include excitement, fear, frustration, and infinite potential. It is a space where everything and nothing seem possible. TEDxCentennialCollegeToronto will take a leap from the unknown and explore what it means to be on the verge.
We are at a critical moment in time where the ideas we nurture and the decisions we make can have profound impacts on the world. On the verge invites you to explore the evolving middle ground, which demands the courage to consider ourselves, our relationships, and the places we inhabit as fluid and uncertain.
We are in the midst of complex challenges and opportunities. To be on the verge captures the possibility that anything can happen. How we react to these possibilities depends on recognizing them first.
At TEDxCentennialCollegeToronto, we will do exactly that.
TEDxCentennialCollegeToronto will be an interactive, virtual experience featuring our live host Tyronne ‘TRex’ Edwards and thought-provoking TEDx Talks from a talented roster of diverse speakers. This year’s event promises to engage participants with highly relevant topics by building on the theme of “On the Verge” – that ambiguous space between an idea and action, the “in between” moments that trigger excitement, fear, frustration and infinite potential.
TEDxCentennialCollegeToronto speakers have prepared inspirational talks that will immerse participants in a dynamic Zoom learning community as they engage in conversations about education, entrepreneurship, politics, fashion, sports, culture and entertainment. This presentation will be provided free to registered participants.
The virtual event will feature speakers who have made significant contributions in diverse fields including Izzy Camilleri, one of Canada’s leading fashion designers, whose creations have dressed the likes of Jennifer Lopez, David Bowie, Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep; Matt Rubinoff, founder of Toronto’s shipping container market, STACKT, a cultural community hub recently awarded “Public Space of the Year;” and Tyrone “T Rex” Edwards, the television host and visionary behind the 1 LOVE T.O. movement that galvanized Torontonians to take pride in their community and culture.
Take a peek at all of our esteemed speakers participating in TEDxCentennialCollegeToronto
TEDx events are independently organized gatherings that feature live TED-like talks and performances to showcase the creative, innovative and transformative ideas of local communities. The goal of the TEDx program is to provide locally based platforms around the world that spark inspiration, provoke conversation and build community connections.
Centennial’s involvement builds on the College’s unique tradition of re-imagining the possibilities for thinking, learning and doing.
October 7, 2020
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM