2014 marks TED’s 30 anniversary and the celebrations will be going down in arguably two of the most active and healthy cities in Canada – Vancouver and Whistler, BC.

Whistler will be host to TEDActive, a simulcast experience that runs in parallel to the TED conference held in Vancouver on March 17-21, 2014. Whistler’s environment will inspire exploration, creativity and connections – core to the TEDActive experience.

Ted Active 2014

The “Active” in the name comes from the observation that when you get a bunch of doers together in the same room and throw in a catalyst as powerful as TED talks, things start bubbling like a chemistry experiment. What happens at the conference inevitable results in an action, big or small – whether it is a change in the way of thinking, a locally organized vents or a new start up.

TEDActive is about finding opportunities to awaken latent creativity and to rediscover the joy of making something with your own hands. Think bike repair, hacking, sculpting in cardboard, 3D printing, homebrewing and more – a lot of which is already happening in our culturally vibrant town.

A standard registration for TEDActive 2014 in Whistler costs $3,750, and only a limited number of TEDActive registrations are available each year, so for those interested, it’s suggested that you take your essay questions seriously.

For some that price may be hard to swallow. But for those who can afford to experience this once-in-a-lifetime conference, here are a few tips from past attendees that will help you get the most out of TEDActive. And hey, even if you aren’t attending, these are great tips to consider!

  • Only ask people what they are passionate about and not about their job. – John Marston.
  • Roll with everything, don’t analyze. – Rachel Langdon
  • Do not miss a speaker (to work out, sleep in, make a call) because it will end up being the one everyone talks about. – Felicia Kamriani
  • Remember that nobody is a pure extrovert or introvert. We are all somewhere in between … in my experience, TEDActive provided a warm and safe environment to explore my own personal limits, and stretch them a bit … – Chadburn Blomquist
  • Dive head first into all the new ways to greet one another. When we’re from all over the world, we can handshake, hug, kiss each other 1,2, or 3 times, bump fists bump elbows or hip bump! Do it all! – Kelsey Rhodes
  • Put. Down. The PHONE! Look up, look around, look into things, and dive into any experience and opportunity you see. Serendipity abounds at TEDActive! – Grace Rodriguez

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