Imagine Kanata and Ottawa’s most fascinating and engaging presenters, artists and thinkers coming together to share their passions and discuss their visions for the world all within an underlying theme. Well, it’s happening at TEDxKanata! Join us for inspiration, innovation and, of course, ideas worth spreading— featuring some of Canada’s most interesting and challenging speakers.
Presenting our TEDxKanata 2020 theme: IGNITE!
Each year we choose a theme that will ignite excitement, intrigue and arouse curiosity and interest. Definition of ignite includes = to glow, to light-up, catch fire, intense, arouse or inflame (an emotion or situation) and to give life or energy to (someone or something). Synonyms include = erupt, explode, arouse, kindle, trigger, spark, instigate, excite, provoke, foment. What does Ignite mean to you? Do you have an idea worth spreading and IGNITING?
Your ticket to TEDxKanata IGNITE will include a variety of delicious food options, and complementary wine during the Opening Reception. Cash bar will also be available.
Our schedule for March 5, 2020:
- 3:30 – 4:15 Registration and Networking Reception
- 4:15 – 4:30 Opening Remarks and Kickoff
- 4:30 – 5:30 Session 1
- 5:30 – 6:15 Recharge Break
- 6:15 – 7:15 Session 2
- 7:15 – 8:00 Recharge Break
- 8:00 – 9:00 Session 3
Meet our 2020 Event MC, Sean Stanleigh
Sean Stanleigh is Head of Globe Content Studio, the content-marketing division of The Globe and Mail. His team blends audience data with journalistic intuition and experience to craft great storytelling on behalf of brands, positioning them as thought leaders with influential audiences across multiple platforms. He is also co-chair of Lab351, the company’s internal business incubator, which is training employees to think like entrepreneurs, and Entrepreneur in Residence for Founder Institute Toronto, part of a global organization dedicated to launching startups through a challenging curriculum and access to mentors.
In 2013, Sean co-founded The Entrepreneurship Society, which provides learning and networking opportunities for business owners of mid-sized enterprises.
Sean has held a number of senior editing roles at The Globe and the Toronto Star in disciplines that include small business, national, foreign and local news, and entertainment. Sean regularly appears at events as a host, speaker and moderator.