29, November 2018 | Toronto, Canada

“Showing Up”

A TEDx conference about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. This program of speakers, performers, activities — and daring discussions — sparked some iconic moments.

With the advent of the #MeToo movement and events such as the recent van attack horror that shocked the Toronto community, there’s no denying that the importance of women in society continue to shift not only locally, but on a global scale. Women, now more than ever, are showing up to face the challenges and bring about meaningful change through their own stories and voice. 



TEDxDownsviewWomen attracts the greatest minds, strongest activists, and most progressive leaders from across the country. 





For our first TEDxDownsviewWomen conference, we explored how women have incited change within their personal circles, fields, and local communities. During this one-day event, attendees:

▹ Heard from over 15 inspiring women share how they showed up

▹ Watched breathtaking performances from Canadian artists and musicians

▹ Enjoyed breakfast, lunch, and refreshments all day

▹ Accessed sessions and activations by our partners

▹ Engaged in plenty of networking opportunities with like-minded peers

Ticket sale proceeds go to support local, volunteer TEDxDownsviewWomen program.



DATE: Thursday, November 29, 2018

VENUE: Meridian Arts Centre (formally known as Toronto Centre for the Arts)

Doors: 8:30 AM
Show: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Post-show Reception: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM





TEDxDownsviewWomen was one of the most exciting partnership opportunities of 2018. And as a not for profit conference, we can’t have future events without partners. Highlight your dedication to this movement on one of the world’s biggest stage for gender equality.

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About Us

TEDxDownsviewWomen aims to give a platform for women who have something to share or say. We want every person who attends our event to walk away with an idea that incites change, whether it be in perspective or one that spurs action.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx DownsviewWomen, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx Downsview Women event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.