On November 22nd, 2008, the Terry project rolled out its first “Terry Talks” conference. Under the guidance of the UBC student community and via feedback with the fine folks at TED, the aim was to present a student conference where our very own students had the platform to express their personal passions – be they related to their roles as academic participants or as advocates for social change. The day occurred in the beautiful Life Sciences Institute with an audience of around 300. Here, those audience members were on hand to hear out 6 undergraduate, 2 graduate, and 1 “Young Alumni” present their stories, as well as listen to three great TED videos.
In 2009, Terry talks morphed into TEDxTerry Talks. TEDxTerry Talks ran until 2016 where it continued to be one of the best places on campus for students to express their own passions – be they related to their roles as academic participants or as advocates for social change.
In 2017, after a brief 1 year hiatus, TEDxTerry Talks was rebranded into TEDxUBC. Same vision, same awesomeness, different name.
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