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About The Event
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A day filled with brilliant speakers, thought-provoking videos and mind-blowing conversations. TEDxMcMasterU is a unique event that will unleash new ideas, inspire and inform. No McMaster University affiliation is required to attend.
What does my ticket include?
Tickets include full access to all TEDx talks and musical performances, delicious food and beverages, and access to an exclusive evening social event at the Art Gallery of Hamilton including complimentary gallery access, generously hosted by McMaster Innovation Park and Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Ready to be inspired? These dynamic speakers hail from from far and wide to share their learnings, stories and ideas with you.
Dr. Maureen MacDonald
Dean of Science & Professor at McMaster University
Mr. Dylan Horvath
CEO & President of Cortex Design, XPRIZE Winner
Ms. Narinder Dhami
Top 40 under 40, Managing Director of LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact - a non-profit organization spun out of Boston Consulting Group
Mr. Jeff Joslin
Former UFC Fighter & First Canadian to Win an International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament
Dr. Derek Thong
McMaster PM&R Resident Physician and Medical Device Innovator
Ms. Riya Karumanchi
CEO of SmartCane & High School Student
Ms. Kayl McCann
Training Director at McCann Professional Dog Trainers, 20 Time Agility World Champion
Ms. Gwen Madiba
Women & Children's Rights Advocate, Former Model & Designer
Mr. Pauly Plewa
Race Car Driver & Recovering Paraplegic
Mr. Mark John Stewart
Executive Advisor at Empowerment Squared, Managing Director of Wentworth Strategy Group & President of FlyPrint
Dr. Natalie Schmitt
Conservation Scientist & Documentary Film Presenter
Master of Ceremonies
Ms. Margaret Zanel & Mr. Joel Schaubel
Chinese Classical Dance
A detailed scheduled can be found on our website - https://www.tedxmcmaster.ca.
- Sold OutEarly Bird$75$750$0
- Sold OutLast Minute$120$1200$0
Ready to be inspired? These dynamic speakers hail from from far and wide to share their learnings, stories, and ideas with you.
2x Olympian, 3x Track & Field International Medalist
Segun Makinde is a 2x Olympian, Keynote Speaker, Athlete Council Member, Community Ambassador, Podcaster, and 3x International medalist. He believes that being an Olympian is more than just going to the Olympic Games, and uses his unique perspective combined with over 13 years of high performance and Olympic experience to positively impact and inspire individuals and organizations to do what they think is impossible, by tapping into their own, “Inner Olympian”. Segun remains active in his hometown as a Community Ambassador for Christie Lake Kids and serves as a member of the Athletics Canada Athlete Council as a way of giving back to the community and his sport. He is currently preparing for the 2021 Olympic Games which will be held in Tokyo, Japan.
International Best-Selling Author, CEO of Reviewerly, Inc. & High School Student
Peter Yang is a high school student from Hamilton, Ontario. He is the international #1 bestselling author of The Art of Writing and the CEO of Reviewerly, Inc. Since getting published at age 15, his book has sold thousands of copies worldwide and gained over 100 reviews on Amazon.com, outranking industry classics like The Elements of Style. His startup received $3,000 in funding from McMaster University's Forge business incubator, where he set a record as the youngest founder to ever get accepted. His company has also been featured on Global News Radio, The Hamilton Spectator, Cable 14, and the front page of Product Hunt. Peter was recognized as a finalist in Innovation Factory's 2020 LiONS LAIR pitch competition and has been fortunate enough to deliver talks at the DeGroote School of Business and Hack the Hammer II.