Started in 2009, TEDxCalgary has been holding annual events since our first “Humanity 3.0: Leadership the World Needs Now” event in April 2010. In 2019/20, we are engaging Calgary in a year-long series of intimate salon events, intriguing community adventures, TEDxLive webstream events, and our regular main annual event in March, 2020. All with an interesting twist to celebrate our tenth year of operating!
TEDxCalgary is about cultivating a garden of ideas that helps to engage and empower Calgarians. We want to move the needle for how great ideas can further transform an already great city. We value the personal connections that come with more intimate and regular events, and the conversations that these events stimulate year-round.
Within the TEDx licencing system, TEDxCalgary is classified as a 100+ attendee standard licence, with additional licences to hold Salon-style events througout the year.
SPEAKING at TEDx CALGARY – Engage Deeply – Jonathan Neufeld
Jonathan is the CEO of TECTERRA Inc., a non-profit that provides funding and support to companies who develop innovative geospatial technologies. Jon oversees a small and dynamic team that provides their clients with the opportunity to commercialize their products faster than they could have on their own.
Jon started his career as a geomatics engineer after finishing his degree at the University of Calgary in 2003. He spent nearly 10 years in highly technical roles with mapping companies before joining TECTERRA. In 2016, Jon was appointed as the CEO of TECTERRA where he employs big picture thinking and a proven ability to translate ideas into action. As a leader he believes in the power of constructive disagreement and fostering an open, positive environment.
He is an avid hiker, climber, and cyclist; and is passionate and unwaveringly optimistic about where technology will take us into the future.