Saturday, February 19th, 2022

The Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey, bc, canada

The team from TEDxBearCreekPark re-appears and presents its first event under its new banner, TEDxSurrey. Leveraging their experience from 3 highly successful past events, TEDxSurrey 2022 promises once again to be the premier TEDx event in western Canada.

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2021 Videos

Get access to the TEDxBearCreekPark 2021 video recordings.


Our Gift to You

Our Partners see tremendous value in what we are doing, and they are generously enabling us to pass along all that value to you. 

An Event That Will Change You

This in-person event will feature 12 speakers plus Energizers and Entertainers, all within a fast-moving, half-day schedule. Expect to be engaged and entertained, and to have your thinking shifted on today’s most important topics.

You’ll leave feeling inspired and equipped to make lasting changes wherever you live.

Think differently. Accomplish great things. Our world needs the best from you.

Be there.

2022 Speakers Announced Soon

The Curation Team is currently sifting through the bundle of applications we have received for our next event. The Team is carefully searching for the most transformative ideas and the speakers who can boldly make them come alive. Watch for an announcement shortly. 

Our Previous 2021 Speakers

Your Host

Noel Bentley

EMCEE & Program Coordinator

Noel is an award-winning speaker, comedian, emcee, and writer who specializes in educational and humourous presentations. His creative approach guarantees his audiences will experience something fresh, entertaining, and memorable. Noel also engages with his community through numerous volunteer programs in the arts and business.



That’s enough talking about ourselves. 

Here’s what past attendees have had to say about TEDxSurrey [Formerly TEDxBearCreekPark].

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Our History


TEDxSurrey is the successor organization to TEDxBearCreekPark. Our first event took place in 2019 with 100 attendees. Our 2020 event had an audience of over 900 at the beautiful Bell Performing Arts Centre. Due to the pandemic, our 2021 event was a virtual event and was viewed on over 3,000 screens in more than 30 countries. 

This is our first event with the prestigious city-level name, TEDxSurrey. TED grants major city-level designations sparingly, and only to groups that have proven themselves capable of producing high-quality events.


Event Curator

Alan Warburton


Alan is a retired school principal. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster and has twice qualified for the finals of the World Championships of Public Speaking. In 2016-2017 he was elected as the Toastmasters International District 21 Director, overseeing 150 clubs in southern B.C.

Alan has been deeply involved with TEDx for the past 4 years. In 2017-2018, he was the Curator for TEDxWhiteRock. He founded TEDxBearCreekPark in 2018 and has been the Licensee/Curator for the past three years.

Organizing TEDxBearCreekPark is a labour of love for Alan. It allows him to work with teams of dedicated volunteers who freely give their time to create an event of the highest quality. TEDxBearCreekPark has grown quickly from an audience of 100 in 2019 to an audience of over 900 in 2020. 

Alan is so appreciative of our many partners who continue to support our efforts to make TEDxSurrey an outstanding event in our community.