Saturday, October 13
Saturday, October 13
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxEdmonton Education is a new event that will bring together leaders across education, technology entrepreneurs, artists and creators to challenge the way we think about learning. It'll be held at the Winspear Centre on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
Combining TEDTalks videos, live speakers, and conversations, it'll be an education event like no other in our city and province. How do we educate our children, our students, our employees, and ourselves to live and succeed in an evolving world? How do we disrupt the status quo and replace traditional approaches to learning? How do we leave the politics of education behind to focus on impact and innovation?
A pass to TEDxEdmonton Education starts at $99 and includes lunch, snack breaks, and a full day of speakers and sessions. Attendees come to TEDx events not only to present new ideas, but as learners -- to learn from the community. We encourage you to engage with a new community of thinkers, dreamers and visionaries to engage in a subject that is meaningful to you and your team.
What is TEDxEdmonton?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxEdmonton, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxEdmonton events, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small groups. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
We brought TEDx to Edmonton to show our community and the world that we've been quietly outputting world class creatives, entrepreneurs and innovators for years. We just want to be a little more vocal about it. Everyone needs to know that Edmontonians are working here and beyond, changing the world in their own ways – in science, technology, entertainment, design and more. We believe TEDxEdmonton can be a spark to ignite and connect the entrepreneurial and creative energy we've always had in our community.
What is TED?
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Do you have ideas worth spreading? If so, we're looking for you. Apply to be a speaker at one of our TEDxEdmonton events and strive to give the best talk you've ever given. Reveal something never seen before. Share an idea that could change the world.
Due to the high interest we receive from applicants each year, we can only recruit a very limited number of supporting volunteer positions around our main TEDxEdmonton events. If you're interested in volunteering, click here.
All press requests should be sent to Stephanie Enders who is the spokesperson for TEDxEdmonton. Please note that TEDx event organizers are not able to speak for the TED Conference. Any inquiry regarding TED should be sent to Melody Serafino.
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