TEDxToronto Talk

Phil recently gave a live virtual TEDxToronto talk as part of the TEDxToronto Uncharted Series.

Hosted on cutting-edge live event platform Venue, TEDxToronto’s new format was a runaway success in Fall 2020 with almost 1,900 registrants, making for standout events in a digitally dominated calendar. The innovative, interactive virtual experiences put community-building first, featuring exclusive access to breakout sessions with the speakers where conversation amongst fellow curious souls continues.

“Our first speaker slate explored deep themes such as issues in our food and childcare systems, how to become a better ally and live an authentic life, humanizing AI and economics, and the effects of COVID-19 on our communities and globally,” co-hosts Gillian Cameron and Kapil Khimdas explain. “Our next group of speakers – made up of some of our community’s brightest change-makers – will continue the essential discussion around how we can continue to navigate the Uncharted waters we all find ourselves in.”

The speakers for TEDxToronto’s Winter digital event series are as follows:

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Actor & Comedian (February 4th)

  •  Paul Sun-Hyung Lee is a two-time Canadian Screen Award winner for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as family patriarch Appa in Kim’s Convenience. A self-professed nerd, he is a collector of movies, all things Star Wars, and an avid replica prop builder and cosplayer. Most recently, Paul has appeared in The Mandalorian and as a voice actor for Abby Hatcher, Fuzzly Catcher.

Phil De Luna, Clean Energy Innovator (February 4th)

  • Phil De Luna leads a $57M collaborative research program to develop disruptive technologies to decarbonize Canada at the National Research Council of Canada. Phil’s mission is to help Canada achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 by making renewable fuels from air and water. Listed on Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30, Phil is the youngest-ever director in NRC’s over 100-year history.

Lydia-Joi Marshall, Researcher & Health Equity Champion (February 4th) 

  • Lydia-Joi Marshall is a passionate health care professional and researcher endeavouring to foster healthy business relationships and continuously serve as a bridge between the scientific community and the general public. Lydia-Joi is the Vice President of the Black Health Alliance and a Research Associate for #TheActionProject at University Health Network.

Chenny Xia, Entrepreneur & Experience Designer (February 4th)

  • Chenny Xia is an experience designer, technologist, and serial entrepreneur focused on creating a more equitable healthcare system through decolonization. As the co-founder of Gotcare, she’s transforming how home health is delivered across Canada by leveraging emerging technologies and design thinking methods to reduce the cost of care delivery.