TED Circles is an open platform of small groups that engage in conversations about ideas.
These Circles watch and discuss a TED Talk and then share takeaways online to consider each other’s perspectives and create a global conversation. Currently our Circles take place 100% virtually, helping communities stay connected.
TEDxOttawa hosts TED Circles every Tuesday evening with approximately 20 attendees.
Barbara Balfour has previously hosted TEDx in Denmark. She is a TV host and producer, award-winning public speaker, and international print journalist. In addition to hosting a live talk show in Ottawa, Barbara writes regularly for the BBC, Globe and Mail, and every major daily newspaper in Canada. Her work has taken her to more than 45 countries and provided opportunities such as interpreting for Mikhail Gorbachev’s entourage, filming a documentary in the country of Georgia, and interviewing Noam Chomsky.