• Sabeen is an avid reader and traveler, passionate about TED and cupcakes. You may find her wandering the streets of Toronto in search of the perfect balance between frosting and cake. Her favourite TED talk is The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown.

    Sabeen Saeed

    Co-Chair
  • Kelvin (@kelvinlui) is an IT consultant with a passion to understand how technology can enable businesses and organizations with a social mission.  In his spare time, you can find him cooking (at least attempting to), sleeping, or exploring Downtown Toronto.  His favorite TED talk is “How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries” by Adam Savage.

    Kelvin Lui

    Co-Chair
  • When Kelvin is not hard at work monkeying around with code, he enjoys spending time playing video games, battling on table-tops with his hand-painted miniatures, or shredding down a hill on his snowboard. There have been rumours that he also practices the Japanese sword style of Musō Jikiden Eishin-ryū iaido. His favourite TED Talk is Mike Rowe’s “Learning from Dirty Jobs”.

    Kelvin Lau

    Web Developer
  • Meredith has a passion for writing code and loves being a web developer. She couldn’t be happier that Google Hangout exists so she can have brainstorming sessions with her friends on how they’re going to change the world. You can often find her snowboarding or watching college basketball. Her favourite TED Talk is “The Power of Vulnerability” by Brene Brown.

    Meredith Underell

    Web Developer
  • Steven is living the student life as a graduate student in software engineering. He spends most of his days with his laptop at a coffee shop where he’s working on this website, procrastinating, or occasionally, writing his thesis. His favourite TED talk is Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos’ Photosynth.

    Steven She

    Lead Web Developer
  • Different schools of thought continually inspire and influence Andrea’s branding and design work. She believes that design is a combination of all practices and design cannot solely stand on its own. Her work is just that — a diverse fusion of designs and schools of thought to execute the complete brand experience to people of all diversity. Scott McCloud on comics is her favourite TED Talk at the moment

    Andrea Barros

    Graphic Designer
  • Lainey lives and breathes for adventure. She recently  has graduated college for one of her main passions: graphic design. A big fan of art, travel, food and  cultures, Lainey is a very outgoing person who sometimes says and does random things, all in the name of fun. To her, life is too short so you might as well make the best of every moment.

    Lainey Main

    Graphic Designer
  • Chauncey is a Graphic Designer that’s been in the business for 7 years now. Art and design has always been a big part of his life and he loves doing it! He’s also a big geek at heart. He loves video games, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, delicious foods, watching movies and the internet. He’s also a social butterfly that likes to go out and meet new people as well as travel the world and adventure to different  places and try new things.

    Chauncey Ha

    Graphic Designer
  • With a passion for self-discovery, Ammad spends most of his time working within the GenY community to engage and understand the younger generation. From management consulting to motivational speaking, he finds the best way to inspire people is by engaging the very dreams that they aspire to accomplish. He strongly believes that we all deserve to be driven by the impact we want to have in this world more than anything else. His favourite TED Talk is Dan Pallotta’s “The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong”.

    Ammad Khan

    Sponsorship Committee
  • Lover of the Surf, Snow and Led Zeppelin, Caitlin is an adventerous girl who loves to travel. She received her degree in International Development from the University of Guelph and Fundraising Management Certificate from Ryerson University. Caitlin is a highly skilled online shopper with a knack for finding the season’s best deals! Caitlin enjoys any TED Talk by Melinda Gates.

    Caitlin Bryant

    Sponsorship Committee
  • Cari is an energetic young professional who loves learning about how technology can unveil the causes and motivators behind human behaviour. She loves travelling, thrill-seeking, meeting awesome people, and eating Sunday brunch. Her favourite TED Talk is Salman Khan’s” Let’s use Video to Reinvent Education”.

    Cari Mai

    Sponsorship Committee
  • Kayla has a circuitous background in federal and provincial politics and is in the final throes of a Master’s degree in sociology. She is fascinated by the evolution of social and cultural dynamics, independent music and film, photography, and late-night East-Asian cuisine. Her favourite TED Talk is Susan Cain’s “The Power of Introverts”.

    Kayla Turpin

    Sponsorship Committee
  • Anne is a experienced Event Coordinator who has been running her own event planning company for nearly 5 years. She is a secret shark fanatic and looks forward to going cage diving once in her life. For the above mentioned reasons her favourite speaker is Rob Stewart.

    Anne Zaidi

    Sponsorship Committee
  • When not IT consulting, Sikandar enjoys long walks on the beach while feverishly multitasking on his BlackBerry. Despite being a lifelong fan of Toronto’s major sports teams, he maintains an optimistic outlook on life and believes there’s nothing that can’t be fixed with a great cup of tea and Google. His favourite TED Talk is “The Power of Introverts” by Susan Cain.

    Sikandar Aftab

    PR and Communications Committee
  • Recently, Kateryna finished up her Master’s degree in Economics yet her interests not only lie in that field but also cover a large array of other subjects such as psychology, art and medicine. As an unofficial Life Detective, Kateryna attempts to uncover the mysteries of our world and prides herself on seemingly random pieces of knowledge that are great for dinner party conversations. Her favourite TED Talk is Dan Ariely’s “Our Buggy Moral Code”.

    Kateryna Shpir

    PR and Communications Committee
  • Dania is a young finance professional and a dabbler in many areas. She is really passionate about engagement and ideas. Dania is a strong believer that when you change your thoughts, you will change your world. Her favourite TED Talk is Sean Carroll’s “Distant Time and the Hint of a Multiverse”.

    Dania Aldouri

    Outreach and Marketing Committee
  • Kevin is a writer, and a big time tennis fanatic. If you can’t reach him, he’s likely on the courts fighting to the death. During whatever time he has left in the day, you can usually find him napping, reading, or surfing the web for the next great technology to take over his life. His favourite TED Talk is Margaret Heffernan’s  ”Dare to Disagree”.

    Kevin Chu

    Outreach and Marketing Committee
  • Shankar has committed to using his infatuation with efficiency for good as a supply chain analyst. His other passions include competitive robotics, reading, and travel – which sometimes (but not nearly often enough) intersect to make him unreasonably happy. His favourite TED Talk is Luis von Ahn’s “Massive-scale Online Collaboration”.

    Shankar Manoharan

    Outreach and Marketing Committee
  • Sheba is a teacher at a private school.  Having struggled to find her passioin throughout her academic career, she loves her job because it gives her an opportunity to guide her students.  She hopes to inspire and guide her students to find they’re passion.  Photography, reading, traveling and teaching are among her many passions.  Her favourite TED Talk is Tyler DeWitt’s “Hey science teachers–make it fun”.

    Sheba Arifullah

    Outreach and Marketing Committee
  • Alleyna is an establishing mediator and a lover of dogs with three to cuddle.  Her passion is in volunteer work where she can help, be inspired and learn so much from it and others. Other life fulfillment’s include: foodporn, amateur cooking, reading anything and keeping active in the wild. Her favorite TED talk is Rose George’s  “Let’s talk crap. Seriously.”

    Alleyna Vuong

    Outreach and Marketing Committee
  • Danielle is a recent business grad wishing she went techie – so she works the tech space by day, and tries to amateur code at night. With a passion for education and youth, TEDxYouth@Toronto was the place for her. Her favourite TED Talk is Young-ha Kim’s “Be an Artist, Right Now!” so much so that it inspired her to take art classes at the AGO.

    Danielle Thé

    Speakers Committee
  • Dipin is a consultant during the daytime, helping companies improve their business processes and supply chain operations. Outside of his day job, Dipin enjoys participating in community projects, traveling, trying Toronto’s great restaurants, and being an avid sports fan of all things hockey, tennis, baseball, and cricket. His favourite TED Talk is “Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor.

    Dipin Puri

    Speakers Committee
  • Nicole is attending grad school this fall to be a teacher, aspiring to create a love of science in kids everywhere. When she’s not working, you can find her running blissfully outdoors rain or shine, or trying a new baking experiment in her kitchen.  Her favourite TED Talk is Shane Koyczan’s  ”To This Day”.

    Nicole Dube

    Speakers Committee
  • Natasha is a capital markets risk manager by day but gets a rush taking risks at night. She’s known for escaping away for months on end to explore her passion for travel and is always up for an adventure. When not travelling the world you can find Natasha at the yoga studio, boating or reading on a park bench. Her favourite TED Talk is “The Danger of a Single Story” by Chimamanda Adichie.

    Natasha Kapoor

    Speakers Committee
  • Salman has been part of the team since the first event in 2010.  He’s passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, and social engagement of youth on world issues.  His favourite TED Talk is the” Power of Smiling” by Ron Gutman.

    Salman Mazhar

    A/V/Logistics