With only 1,200 tickets available -- at a whopping $7,500 each -- only a privileged few will enjoy seeing the TED Conference talks live in Vancouver this week.

Thankfully, the influential speaking events are being streamed free of charge at many community centres, libraries and schools across Metro Vancouver.

Here’s the program guide for a list of who’s speaking, and when.

You can visit any of the following locations to watch the TED talks, which run March 17 to 21 in Vancouver:

Public plazas

  • BC Place Stadium, Terry Fox Plaza, Jumbotron outside, Vancouver
  • Grouse Mountain, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver


  • Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive, Surrey
  • North Vancouver District Public Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
  • Port Moody Public Library, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Richmond Public Library, 100 - 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier Street, Coquitlam


  • British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
  • CityStudio, 1800 Spyglass Place, Vancouver
  • Corpus Christi College, 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver
  • Douglas College, 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 12666 72 Avenue (Cedar 1240), Surrey
  • Langara College Library,100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
  • The University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • UBC Scarfe Building, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver
  • UBC Cecil Green Park Coach House, 6323 Cecil Green Park Road
  • UBC Life Sciences Centre, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Room 1372
  • UBC Sauder School of Business, Angus Building, 2053 Main Mall, Room 165
  • UBC Sauder School of Business, Robson Square
  • Makerspace at the UVic Tech Park, 4a-4476 Markham Street, Victoria

Non-profits and community centres

  • Potluck Café Society, 30 West Hastings Vancouver
  • Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

The TED live stream is also being shown at some secondary schools and other non-profits for their constituents, and more locations are still being added. Please check with locations to confirm their details.