Calling All Creative Minds, Artists & Designers!!

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Interested in designing the next stage design for the upcoming  TEDxKanata event on March 31st 2016?  Here is your chance to show off your creativity and enter our Set Design Contest for TEDxKanata.  New this year,  we want to display the enormous creative talent we have right here in Ottawa with a brand new set design for the conference stage at the next TEDxKanata! Participants may include students, professionals or creative individuals up for the challenge.

The set design should convey the conference theme: Breaking Barriers. In your design you can display your interpretation of what Breaking Barriers means to you. The design can be simple, innovative or artistic. Winners will be announced on Feb. 26th.


Create a set design that will enhance both the live event and the TEDx speaker videos. Ensure the set design fits within the technical specifications of the stage and can be set up fairly quickly. Depending on the hotel schedule, you may only have a few hours to set up. All pieces and props on the stage must be static and should not distract the audience or speakers. No moving pieces or visuals should be incorporated into the design.

Green Your Design

Want your design to stand out? Create an environmentally friendly design. This means sourcing locally if you can, reducing waste, being energy efficient and embracing environmentally sustainable design practices with the use of eco-friendly products.

For complete details on how to participate in the Set Design Contest, visit the TEDxKanata website and send in your proposals by February 20th, 2016.

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