TED is coming local!

Asides, Society

It you don’t already know the amazing phenomenon that is the TED event (Technology, Education, Design) you’re in for a two treats. Firstly TED ranks up there with Skype as one of the best things to happen for communication of ideas across the world. Secondly, it’s supporting local events, too.

What happens at a TEDx event?

What happens at each TEDx event depends greatly on the individual organizers. Events can be held in homes, workplaces, schools, universities or public theaters. Events may last just an hour or extend to a full day, consisting of a dozen people or several hundred. Some TEDx events will focus solely on recorded TEDTalks. Others will include short talks from live speakers.

What all TEDx events have in common:

+ TED’s format of short, carefully-prepared talks on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder — and to provoke conversations that matter
+ Inclusion of at least two recorded TED talks
+ Lack of a commercial, religious or political agenda
+ Free admission (although a small contribution toward costs is permitted)
+ A short introductory video in which TED Curator Chris Anderson explains the TEDx program (see below)


This is going to mean a lot of GREAT ideas being talked about!

Ed Dowding

Ed Dowding

Founder, strategist, writer, gadfly, TED talker, world-record holder, and (foolishly) reality-TV farmer. DOES: Innovation, Product, Advocacy THINKS: Regenerative Systems, Institution design, 300 year horizons

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