April 10th, 2019

// Toronto Marriott Markham Chosen to Host TED Conference Livestream

Toronto Marriott Markham Chosen to Host TED Conference Livestream


Toronto, April 10, 2019 – The Toronto Marriott Markham is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the unique opportunity to livestream this year’s TED conference taking place in Vancouver, B.C. The award-winning hotel was among 12 Marriott properties globally selected to host a livestream event, and one of the two hotels in Canada to receive the honour. Guests and visitors to the hotel will be able to watch the conference at the property from April 15 to April 19.

The Toronto Marriott Markham will be livestreaming all twelve sessions starting on Monday April 15th at 8:00 pm. The main livestreaming site will be Draco Restaurant, the Marriott’s eatery specializing in delicious cocktails and locally inspired fare. The livestream event coincides with the one-year anniversary of the property, which opened its doors to significant fanfare in April of 2018.

The TED Conference brings together the world’s best thinkers and influencers in technology, science, finance, art, politics, and psychology to curate TED’s famous 18-minute talks. Notable speakers of TED 2019 include: Jack Dorsey (CEO and co-founder of Twitter and Square), Jon Chu (Director of the highly popular film Crazy Rich Asians), Adena Friedman (President and CEO of Nasdaq), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Actor, filmmaker and entrepreneur).

Members of the media and public are invited to join us at Draco for this rare opportunity to listen to some of the world’s best thinkers speak on today’s most relevant topics/issues. The full livestreaming schedule is as follows:

Monday April 15th

• Session 1: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesday April 16th

• Session 2: 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

• Session 3: 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm

• Session 4: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesday April 17th

• Session 5: 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

• Session 6: 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm

• Session 7: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thursday April 18th

• Session 8: 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

• Session 9: 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm

• Session 10: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

• Session 11: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday April 19th

• Session 12: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

We hope to see you there! With Markham having such a strong business community especially in the world of high-tech and life sciences, and the great diversity found within the city, TED 2019 is sure to educate and inspire.

For more information on the Toronto Marriott Markham, visit https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzmr-toronto-marriott-markham/

Jake Seguin


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