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 February 04, 2015
Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, British Columbia Welcomes TEDActive Delegates

 The Whistler Conference Centre will be the hub of the TEDActive 2015 conference as it returns to the resort in March, 2015.

TEDActive takes place the same week at TED2015, the organization's flagship annual conference held in nearby Vancouver. The casual, creative event offers a simulcast of the TED conference on beautiful HD screens as well as unique programming and activities for its delegates, who attend from all over the world. Both events made their Canadian debut in 2014 and return to Vancouver and Whistler March 16 -- 20, 2015.

The theme of TED2015 and TEDActive 2015 is "Truth and Dare," and organizers have billed it "the most provocative, invigorating, mind-shifting TED yet" as a "conference that builds on everything we've learned these past 30 years, and combines rigor and delight in equal measure."

The TED conference is expected to bring more than 1,300 of the world's leading thinkers to Vancouver, while TEDActive typically draws about 700 participants. The five-day speaker program at TEDActive, simulcast from Vancouver and featuring TED's famous talks will also include TED University, hosted live in Whistler, evening events and parties, art exhibits, technology demonstrations and workshops -- not to mention the exceptionally engaging conversation that this type of meeting of the minds is sure to promote.

The 2015 conference attempts to question some widely held beliefs or "truths", while daring to share the most exciting visions for the future.

While the Vancouver TED conference is sold out, space is still available for TEDActive in Whistler. TEDActive will take place at the Whistler Conference Centre, operated by Tourism Whistler.

"For those who aren't able to attend TED in Vancouver, we'd love to have you join us in Whistler, for the simulcast talks at TEDActive," said Karen Goodwin, Tourism Whistler's Vice President of Market Development.

"The Whistler Conference Centre is located in Whistler Village and offers a tremendous venue for this event," she said. "While in Whistler, delegates to TEDActive can experience Whistler Village the way locals do on a daily basis. It's truly in the heart of Whistler Village, amidst the hustle and bustle of our vibrant mountain resort and of course set against one of the most stunning backdrops in the world," she said.

"TEDActive is a perfect fit for Whistler," Goodwin added. "It's a synergetic relationship that just makes sense. TED encourages aspirational and innovative thinking and Whistler is a place that inspires and draws people from all over the world, from all walks of life."

To apply for TEDActive, visit here: https://conferences.ted.com/TEDActive2015/apply.php

Whistler

Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.944.7853 and whistler.com - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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