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“Links and Anchors”

The Main Theme for TEDxLaval 2018


Laval, April 11, 2018 – The wait is over! TEDxLaval is back for a third year in a row, with talented speakers brought together under the theme “Links and Anchors”. If you are wondering about what the future holds for us as human beings and for our respective communities, join us on May 23 at 5:00 PM at the Maison des Arts de Laval to enjoy an entertaining and thought-provoking experience. Over 250 people will gather around innovative and creative concepts that are sure to initiate discussions and constructive actions.


An event closely linked to Laval’s reach

Connected to the vision of the City of Laval, each year TEDxLaval is committed to share inspiring ideas and bring about positive changes in society. Gildo Conte, Curator and Organizer of the TEDx event in Laval, and proud citizen of the city, often points out: “A community’s identity is built on the interplay of ideas and sharing of values. As such, TEDxLaval helps create and tell our collective story by extending our reach at home and abroad. »

Creativity through understanding

Throughout the evening at TEDxLaval 2018, leading and engaging thinkers will share their knowledge and passion, speaking on a topic they feel strongly about in 18 minutes or less, based on the formula TED is so well known for. (Please note that there will be talks in both English and French.)


    Peter Hartman, Motivational Speaker and Consultant

Happy for a Change: Turning happiness into an engine of change

    Djamilla Toure, Fondatrice de l’organisme Sayaspora et mannequin

Diaspora : la sixième région d’Afrique

    Samantha Kris, Success Coach & Brand Strategist

The power of anchoring goals to emotions

    Jean-Marie Lapointe, Acteur, animateur, conférencier, auteur et cinéaste

Guérir de la mort

    Paula Toledo, Creativepreneur, Singer-Songwriter, Writer 

Why Wonder is the bridge to healing stigma

    Nathalie Lasselin, Exploratrice, cinéaste sous-marine

Exploration… découvertes inattendues

    Mark Morin, Président, STRATEGIES

Building sustainable relationships that bring brands and people closer

    Geoffroi Garon-Épaule, M.A., doctorant

Badges pour l’espace : la nouvelle frontière pour l’humanité

    Corey Fleischer, Founder & CEO, Erasing Hate


When:  May 23, 2018

Networking:  5:00 PM

Talks:  7:00 PM

Where:  Maison des Arts de Laval, 1395, de la Concorde W. Blvd., Laval H7N 5W1

Members of the public who are interested in attending this evening event can purchase tickets, for the price of $79.95 + service fees, by visiting http://www.tedxlaval.com. Student rate:  $24.95 + service fees.




Media representatives will have an opportunity to personally interview one or more speakers ahead of the event at a VIP meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Hilton Laval Hotel starting at 5:00 PM (since it will be difficult or impossible for speakers to give interviews on the day of the event). If you wish to attend, please confirm your presence by email to presse@tedxlaval.com before April 23.



About TED

TED’s mission is to spread ideas that are worth sharing. Since 2007, all TED talks are posted on the TED.com site for the general public, totally free of charge. The short format of the talks, which are limited to 18 minutes, enables the sharing and spreading of ideas across the Web and social networks. Public figures such as Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, and Philippe Starck have already joined in the exercise. Today, conferences have been viewed by over 500 million people throughout the world, and TED is the largest YouTube customer.


About TEDxLaval

The x means “locally-organized event through a TED license”. In the spirit of the TED movement, TEDxLaval is all about inspiring and thought-provoking ideas that are worth spreading. TEDxLaval showcases a series of talks, organized locally and independently, enabling attendees to take part in a TED-like experience. You can follow us on social media:  Twitter and Instagram @TEDxLaval, Facebook at www.facebook.com/TEDxLaval, hashtag #TEDxLaval.


Media information:   presse@tedxlaval.com : 514-983-7083 / tedxlaval.com