Jack Singer Concert Hall
Bringing Calgary’s largest independently-organized TED event to stage, TEDxYYC will return on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons. In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, this year’s TEDxYYC event will celebrate Canadiana and feature a collection of inspiring speakers and performers from across the nation.
Over the past seven years, TEDxYYC has been honoured to collaborate with some of the world’s brightest minds – highlighting what is innovative, imaginative and inspiring in the fields of Technology, Entertainment and Design. A beacon of Calgary’s cultural landscape, TEDxYYC will continue to build upon that legacy in 2017.
With more than 1,200 attendees taking part in last year’s event and live-stream, TEDxYYC 2017 is poised to provoke meaningful discussion among Calgarians and across the global community.
Wolfgang Tittel - An experimental quantum physicist with a real-world lens
Hayley Wickenheiser - An Olympic trailblazer with a passion for community and sport
Peter Oldring - A creator with a flair for comedy and commentary
Jarett Hooper & Greg Rankin - Educators building change through real world project-based learning
Marni Panas - A human rights advocate for diversity and LGBTQ equality
Martin Parnell - A world-class endurance athlete with a humanitarian stride
Want more information? Please visit tedxyyc.ca/speakers
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.
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