Tickets started at US$5,000 for the sold-out event, which is called "A New Era," and it is the first gathering of its kind in three years. It is going to take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, from April 10-14 and feature a line-up of speakers.
Details of the protest are circulating on Twitter, claiming the event is happening on April 10 and citing Bill Gates as the reason.
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"There is now a massive convoy heading from Alberta to Vancouver for the TED Talk and Bill Gates," he said in the video.
He said that he is leaving for Vancouver on April 7 with the convoy and will be in the city by April 9 for "at least a week," going to multiple events.
He also posted a photo of a poster, advertising a live-streamed event titled "Chris Sky Presents Hear The Truth: Sky VS Gates," which is scheduled for April 10, 12 p.m., at the Vancouver Convention Centre, presumably in front of the building.
In another video posted to Telegram, Sky said: "What do ya think Bill Gates is coming there for?"
"He's coming to tell you all about a brand new vaccine," he added.
The TED2022 website suggests Gates will use his time on stage to promote his upcoming book How to Prevent the Next Pandemic and to share his thoughts following his involvement with various health organizations during the pandemic and his experience with becoming the subject of a number of conspiracy theories.
The Gates Foundation website has a page dedicated to COVID-19 response and preventing another pandemic.