Without the generous support of our event partners, TEDxEastVan would not be possible. Thank you to each and every one of our partners. If your business is interested in helping to support Ideas Worth Spreading, please read over our partners package and contact for more info - Thank you!



Boeing Vancouver specializes in delivering data-driven solutions that maximize operational efficiencies for the aviation industry. As a leading aviation-software provider and data analytics powerhouse, we've built a reputation for industry expertise, innovative business advisory methodologies and strong data-driven software development skills.

Our corporate mission is simple: To provide operational analysis and solutions to help meet the unique challenges of all fleet-based businesses. Since the company was founded in 1996, we've worked extensively in the areas of maintenance planning and scheduling, supplier-management, flight-monitoring, navigation, and aviation marketing solutions to help businesses in the aerospace industry achieve better results with information technology products that support leaner, more efficient operations.

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Clark’s Audio Visual is a complete solution provider for audio visual projects for all kinds of shapes and sizes. From private parties or receptions to meetings and large corporate conferences, we strive to deliver high quality services and meet your scope needs. We stand by your side from the beginning of a project through to completion and remain committed to exceeding your expectations in all areas of event technology  services.

BCIT’s Television & Video Production diploma program helps student to develop the skills necessary for a career working behind the camera in film, broadcast television, live events, and video production.

With an open & inviting dining room, a comfortable lounge featuring a floor-to-ceiling glass wall looking into the brewery, and a stage ready for all performers, Big Rock Urban Eatery has something for everyone. Serving beers brewed right here at home, a fine selection of wine and cocktails, and a beer-inspired menu created using as many local ingredients as possible.

Based in Vancouver, BC, with representation on both US coasts, Go2 is a highly skilled team of multi-disciplined professionals. From 3D projection mapping to immersive environments, video and experiential projects, Go2 is focused on creatively using technology to design unforgettable experiences. Expertly weaving together art, soundscape and digital mastery, the award-winning team transforms physical spaces into magical events that thrill and inspire. Go2 brings screens, walls and buildings to life, as well as the boldest of ideas, exploring the artistic and technical that lands firmly on high-impact results. For more information, visit


Joanna Piros has helped thousands of people and organizations be more successful through being more strategic in the way they communicate. This takes the form of presentation skills coaching, media training and communications planning and consulting. She has worked with virtually every industry from accounting to the NHL to the sex trade. Joanna likens her style to that of a Vulcan mind meld, finding the real story and voice within each client.

Breakthrough Entrepreneur Academy provides high level training and coaching for entrepreneurs who have a passion for their area of expertise and require a proven and verifiable business success system to achieve a 7 figure revenue business. Our clients (minimum 1 year as a registered business) also qualify for training Grants from the Canada-BC skills training subsidizing their tuition by two-thirds. Call 778-888-5837 for details and visit


Moving Sucks! It has been rated as one of life's most stressful events behind death and divorce. At BungoBox, our team is dedicated to making it less Sucky! From studio apartments to an office with 500 + staff, we are the one solution for all your relocation needs.


Ethical Bean Coffee is a leading Canadian supplier of 100% Fairtrade Certified, Organic coffee. Whether through programs that respect the earth and its farmers or by leaving a minimal environmental footprint, Ethical Bean is constantly seeking new ways to do the right thing. Each bag of coffee is equipped with a unique QR code allowing coffee lovers to trace their beans from crop to cup.

Elizabeth Stanley Event Design is an award winning event design and decor rental company based in Vancouver, BC. ESED offers a wide range of event related services including decor rentals of linens, room draping and finishing touches to help fashion your events with style, class and fun.

We deliver fresh, healthy, hot and delicious meals to you in minutes. No prep, clean up or hassle. We source our ingredients from local farmers and producers, minimize our footprint by delivering our meals in fuel-efficient vehicles and contribute to the local economy. Our meals also come to you in premium 100% compostable packaging and utensils made from plant-based fibres. Enroot will revolutionize how you eat.

Level Ground Trading was started in 1997 with a mission to trade fairly and directly with small-scale farmers in developing countries. The company has grown to import the annual harvest of 5,000 farmers from 10 countries in South America, East Africa and South Asia. Level Ground is a Fair Trade Organization and direct importer and wholesaler of coffee, tea, dried fruit, cane sugar, heirloom rice, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, coconut oil and spices. At home in Victoria BC, Level Ground sends nothing to landfill, pays staff to bicycle to work and reclaims their packaging for upcycling and composting!

Food Stash Foundation is a registered Canadian Charity that has a twofold mission to rescue food from producers and suppliers that would have been destined for the landfill, and to deliver edible food items to other charities, food-insecure households and individuals in Vancouver. Food Stash diverts food waste by picking up food directly from producers and suppliers. While delivering food, we also hope to build a greater understanding of how our food choices impact the environment and our health.

With Italian made automated espresso machines, we make gourmet coffee drinks available at your workplace with each cup made from freshly ground and pressed beans from fair or direct trade sources. Try one at lunch - the proof is in the Crema. Good Crema, Good Karma

What started as a thesis project in 2013 has become an award-winning social venture and disruptor in the beverage industry. Wize Monkey takes unused coffee leaves during the 9-month-long off-season, trains farmers to ferment and craft them into premium teas, and sells them nationally in North America and across the globe via online. Not only have their products taken home 'Best New Product' at the World Tea Expo, but they've also won prestigious awards like the NEXTY Award for 'Best Mission-Driven Natural Product' and Small Business BC 'Best International Trade Award'. Be a Wize Monkey and Think Outside The Bean.

Mario is an architect from Barcelona with a sensitive approach to design, and a deep appreciation for fine woodworking. Based in Vancouver since 2016, he is currently a member at East Vancouver's Red Light Studio workshop, where he finds peace when working with hand tools and enjoying the natural beauty of wood. He also works as a Project Coordinator contributing to the construction processes of large scale projects while continuously learning about Vancouver's best construction practices.

Special Thanks

Beretta Designs is a multidisciplinary design studio. We work in the areas of motion graphics, video & photography, online media, print, and brand development. We feel good design and intelligent media campaigns have the ability to raise awareness and start a dialogue around topics that are complex and misunderstood. Often, they are championed by groups that lack the organization or funding to get their message out. That’s where we come in. We believe in worthy causes. We’re small, efficient, and have tonnes of experience. The stories our clients have to tell often inspire. Let us help you tell your story.