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Theme: Human

At TEDxEastVan 2017, we want to celebrate the many facets that make us human: the connections and bonds we make with each other, the art that is born out of our experiences and imagination and our never-ending desire to learn and explore. We will bring thinkers, dreamers, explorers and scientists together for one day to share their unique take on the human experience. 

Hosted by

Brian Adler

We’re thrilled to have experienced TV host and producer, Brian Adler, join us this year. Brian is a notable TEDxEastVan alumni - he was a host for us in 2013 and 2014 (when we were called TEDxRenfrewCollingwood). Brian has over 20 years of presenting and producing experience for TV, radio and the web. He is currently a senior producer at BBTV creating original content for the NBA & Huffington Post.

Eileen Bistrisky

When Eileen is not helping leaders empower teams to profitably benefit people and the planet, you can find her in the mountains. As a business leader, she has chaired numerous boards and committees, and speaks at conferences around the world. As an adventurer, she has explored mountains on seven continents, and shares her stories to inspire others. A frequent MC and facilitator for conferences, festivals, and events, Eileen is thrilled to be co-hosting TEDxEastVan. @ebistrisky

Event Schedule

10:00am - Theatre Doors Open (Registration, Coffee, Snacks)

11:00am - 1st Session

12:45pm - Lunch & Activities (at the AFC)

2:00pm - 2nd Session


3:45pm - Break

4:15pm -3rd Session

6:00pm - After Party (at Big Rock Urban)

8:30pm - End

Latest Blog Posts

September 5, 2017

Winter is coming! ‘Move Share Care’ Warm Clothing Drive

At this year's TEDxEastVan event, we will be teaming up with the Move Share Care Network to help provide clean, warm clothing to local people in need. With summer coming...

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August 28, 2017

Our Green Initiative

This year at TEDxEastVan we are taking extra steps to make our event as green as possible. Here’s what we’re doing to further this campaign and how you can help....

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August 23, 2017

Setting the stage for our speakers: the coaching process

Getting our speakers from auditions to being audience-ready is an important behind-the-scenes task. One of this year's coaches shares her unique process and journey with us.    Eyes, noses, hair,...

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