Theme : Future Forward

Saturday, November 14th 2015
1pm - 5:30pm

Salle L'Érmitage
Collège de Montréal

3510, chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges
Montréal (Québec)

2015 speakers

  • Claudia Lighter

    Claudia Lighter

    The winner of our first ever Youth Speaker Contest is Claudia Lighter! Claudia Lighter is a fourteen-year-old, grade eight student at St-George’s High School.  Claudia loves science and math, but also loves many other subjects too. She participates in Glee, both at the competitive and group level. She plays on the…

  • Joanna Berzowska

    Joanna Berzowska

    Joanna Berzowska is Associate Professor and Chair of the Design and Computation Arts Department at Concordia University as well as the founder and research director of XS Labs, a design research studio with a focus on innovation in the fields of electronic textiles and reactive garments. Berzowska is also the…

  • What is TEDxYouth@Montreal

    TEDxYouth@Montreal is an event for you, our future leaders, currently aged 11-17!
    Our theme of Imagine !, is aligned with that of global TEDxYouth Day. In 2012, there were over 100 TEDxYouthDay events held in over 50 countries coinciding with Universal Children’s Day.
    Our carefully curated group of dynamic and accomplished presenters will surely rock you off your seats!
    We are attempting to foster a collegial, curious, inspiring and energetic environment, so if that sounds exciting to you, we invite you to become one of our attendees by filling out the registration form.

  • What is TEDx

    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 TEDxYouth@Montreal, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxYouthMontreal event, TEDTalks 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.

  • Rosanna Tomiuk

    Rosanna Tomiuk

    If there are two words to describe Rosanna, they are passionate and relentless. She is no stranger to setting goals and going after them. At 31, her life has been rich in experience and lessons. She grew up in Montreal, went to university in Los Angeles and has traveled to more…

  • Victoria Gilmore

    Victoria Gilmore

    Vikki Gilmore is an eighteen-year-old singer-songwriter from Montreal, Canada. Her style ranges from indie to alternative folk. She began her career as a musician posting her first YouTube cover in July of 2012. Since then, her various cover songs have been recognized by artists such as Emblem3 and Iggy Azalea. She released her first…

  • Valérie Bécaert

    Valérie Bécaert

    Valérie is director of l’Institut de valorisation des données (IVADO), which brings together more than 900 scientists working to process economic and social data from all sources and all forms.  She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal in environmental modeling. Her career began as a researcher in…

  • Lenni Kim

    Lenni Kim

    Lenni-Kim,  un jeune chanteur et comédien Canadien de 14 ans, enfant unique d’une famille Montréalaise possédant une joie de vivre contagieuse qui sème le bonheur partout où il passe. Il est un véritable exemple pour la génération d’aujourd’hui. Bourré de talent, nous l’avons vu faire ses premiers pas en tant…

  • Harout Chitilian

    Harout Chitilian

    For a second consecutive mandate, Harout Chitilian was elected city councilor, in November 2013, for the district of Bordeaux-Cartieville in the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartieville. He is the vice chairmant of the Executive Committee of the City of Montreal, and is responsible for administrative reforms, youth programs, digital and smart city…

  • Dr. Abdo Shabah

    Dr. Abdo Shabah

    Passionate Emergency physician working on public health issues for vulnerable communities, Dr. Shabah completed his medical specializations at the University of Montreal, and then undertook a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from McGill and HEC Montreal looking at social entrepreneurship. He is currently associate professor at the University of Montreal,…

  • Gabriel Filippi

    Gabriel Filippi

    Gabriel Filippi is a world-renowned athlete. He has traveled to over 40 countries to climb cliffs, falling ice and high altitude mountains. To date, he has made more than twenty expeditions in the Himalayas, 5 of which have been to Mount Everest. He is the only Quebecer to have climbed…

  • DF


    Spacious, pulsing, emotive, and bright. DF is Dustin Finer and Dan Freder. Dustin composes and plays original music for saxophone and looper. Dan designs lights with found materials and programs their responses in real time. Performances create an interactive space where sound and light influence one another.

  • Emily Standen

    Emily Standen

    Em Standen has always loved fish.  At the age of five she met an enormous stuffed lake trout hung on the wall of an old fishing lodge, which sparked her life-long fascination. She has been a fisherperson, fisheries researcher, fish scientist, and a friend to fish. She has tracked salmon…

  • Anya Pogharian

    Anya Pogharian

    I am an 18-year-old Marianopolis College student from Montréal, who has always been interested in medicine and health. Throughout my high-school years I have been actively participating in a vast range of extracurricular activities. Over the past two summers, I volunteered as a companion to patients with brain injuries at…

  • Emmanuel Mavridakis

    Emmanuel Mavridakis

    Hey TEDx,  I am Emmanuel Mavridakis, a fifteen year old young man who is passionate for basketball and sneakers. I was born May 8th, 2000 at the Jewish General Hospital in Montréal, Quebec. Since the age of five I have been going to Lower Canada College and remain there to…

  • Our MCs: Louis-Pillippe Beauchamp and Patrick Belzile

    Our MCs: Louis-Pillippe Beauchamp and Patrick Belzile

    Louis-Pillippe Beauchamp Louis-Philippe is a young, sixteen year-old actor passionate about cinema. Studying at College Sainte-Anne de Lachine and captain of his improvisation team, he has a thirst for reading as well as a keen interest in writing. Whether it be in his school work or while interpreting a script…

  • Our DJ : Cedric de Saint-Rome

    Our DJ : Cedric de Saint-Rome

    Cedric de Saint-Rome (“Housefly”) is a 16-year old music producer, DJ and musician (classical and jazz piano, drums, guitar, saxophone, and recently ukulele) from Montreal, whose works range in style from various styles of electronic music to classical music compositions, as well as dynamic and driving remixes and original productions.…