Maestro-Fresh Wes
Credit: Courtesy of TEDxVancouver

TEDxVancouver speaker Wesley Williams, better known as Maestro Fresh Wes

Speakers at the November 12 event include entertainers and entrepreneurs

There are talks, and then there are TED Talks. TEDxVancouver, an independently organized TED gathering, brings the conversation to B.C. on November 12. This year’s theme: distortion, or looking at the world through many different lenses. So far, announced speakers include U.S. actor Joely Fisher, Juno Award–winning Canadian rapper Wesley Williams—aka Maestro Fresh Wes—and entrepreneur Cameron Herold, former COO of Vancouver-based 1-800-GOT-JUNK.

Tickets range in price from $49 to $149, and the main event takes place at the Vancouver Playhouse; Microsoft Vancouver, Hootsuite Inc. and Vancouver Film School will host satellite talks. For tickets, click here.