Dr. Jacques Balayla speaking at TEDxMcGill 2017 under the theme of “Giving Voice”
|Organized by||Student volunteers|
The event was started by five students from the McGill University. Four TEDxMcGill conferences have been held uptill now. The first conference gathered 16 speakers from different backgrounds (students, professors, analysts, musicians, and Andy Nulman, the co-founder of the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival) to initiate discussions on the theme of "Talks for Tomorrow". Fifteen speakers and more than 600 people, including the McGill student body but also Montreal at large, met during the second conference themed "Relentless Curiosity" in 2010. The 2011 event was held on November 13 at Bain Mathieu. under the theme of Redefining Reality. The 2016 conference was held on March 19, 2016 following the theme Paradigm Shift. The most recent TEDxMcGill conference (2017) was held at the McCord Museum in Montreal, under the theme of Giving Voice.