TEDxRoyalRoadsU Event Site 2017-09-22T01:41:38+00:00

TEDxRoyalRoadsU Videos

Missed out on attending TEDxRoyalRoadsU? Watch the videos on our YouTube channel!

Main Event Talks

This year’s theme is REINVENT: inspiring people to reinvent themselves through learning and innovation. The event will bring together local thought leaders, performers and reinventors.


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 TEDxRoyalRoadsU, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxRoyalRoadsU 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.

About Royal Roads University

Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University has a long history of reinvention. Hatley Castle has served as a private residence, military college, mutant academy and public applied research university. With a vision of “connecting people, ideas and experiences to change lives and the world”, Royal Roads is a cornerstone in many mature students path to reinvent themselves through learning and innovation. This is increasingly relevant in today’s political, cultural and environmental climate.

Learning and leadership has taken place on the land for thousands of years. Royal Roads University rests upon the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish people; the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lkwungen (Songhees) nations.

When & Where is TEDxRoyalRoadsU?

Join us on July 29, 2017 at the Learning and Innovation Center on the Royal Roads University campus, or online via livestream.


Join us for the official TEDxRoyalRoadsU afterparty.

This year’s theme is REINVENT: inspiring people to reinvent themselves through learning and innovation.The event will bring together local thought leaders, performers and reinventors.

The TEDx speakers will be in attendance, fresh off their inspiring talks.

Come mingle with local innovators and inspiring speakers in downtown’s newest outdoor event space.

Come out and listen to The Lost Buoys and DJ Mount Doyle!

Get your tickets here:


Adam Braidwood

Cheryl Heykoop

Lee Herrin

Jeff Ward

Joel Kroeker

Jill Doucette

Nikki Lineham

Rob Abbott

Paul Allison

Taylor Conroy

Mark Shapiro

Yarden Zilber


Who Are We?

TEDxRoyalRoadsU is a student-driven event. We hope to spark meaningful interdisciplinary dialogue and create stronger connections throughout campus and the greater community. We are a mixture of students from the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management and the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication programs.

Kyle Ingram | TEDxRoyalRoadsU
Kyle Ingram


Kim Poduch | TEDxRoyalRoadsU
Kim Poduch


Samantha Armstrong | TEDxRoyalRoadsU
Sam Armstrong

Website Lead

Josh Marshall | TEDxRoyalRoadsU
Josh Marshall


Nam Vu Nguyen | TEDxRoyalRoadsU
Nam Vu Nguyen

Executive Producer

Sina Banki | TEDxRoyalRoadsU
Sina Banki

Marketing & Social Media Lead

Lee Pope | TEDxRoyalRoadsU
Lee Pope

Finance Lead

Jeff Philavong | TEDxRoyalRoadsU
Jeff Philavong


Amanda Horricks | TEDxRoyalRoadsU
Amanda Horricks


Dhruv Sarang | TEDxRoyalRoadsU
Dhruv Sarang



Our mission is to highlight profound ideas and perspectives from our network of thought-leaders and encourage dialogue around the world.


Our vision is that TEDxRoyalRoadsU will provoke impactful dialogue throughout the Royal Roads campus, Greater Victoria, and the world, that will in turn spread awareness and education on important topics.


The TEDxRoyalRoadsU team values curiosity, bravery and ideas worth spreading.





Are you "not a math person"? Check out Nicole Lineham's #TEDx talk and see her bust that myth once and for all, and prove that we are ALL math people.

#math #learning #education #inspire #myth #school #TED #RoyalRoads #university #reinvent
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The main barrier for international corporations is culture clash. In this #TEDx Talk, Yarden explains why business needs a new global culture by presenting numerous perceptions and his experiences.

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Mark Shapiro talks about a subject that is near and dear to all of our hearts - the connection we have with our mobile devices. Watch the #AMAZING talk he gave at TEDx RoyalRoadsU to find out how you can leverage your cell phone addiction to make a positive impact.

#TED #TEDx #university #cellphones #socialmedia #RoyalRoads #TEDxRoyalRoadsU #love #empowering #change #inspiring
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Another great #TEDx Talk interview by Marc Stoiber on Cheryl Heykoop's powerful and personal journey with #cancer. Watch it now!

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Cheryl Heykoop shares her perspective on how we can reinvent our approach to dealing with cancer. What a beautiful message.

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Gold Sponsors

South Island Prosperity Project
Royal Roads University Student Association
FaceToFace Broadcasting Corporation
City Studio Victoria
Royal Roads University

Silver Sponsors

RBC Royal Bank


Want to get in touch? Have any recommendations for next year’s speakers?