About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the TED Translators Program, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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The mission of TEDxGainesville is to inspire courageous conversations that open minds and transform the Greater Gainesville community. Participants will have the opportunity to be immersed in both live and video presentations, and to participate in facilitated discussion sessions that will take place in open social spaces. Live presentations will consist of some of the most inspirational speakers and performers from the Gainesville area.
TEDxGainesville is an independently produced event, operated under license from TED, and organized by local volunteers. Sponsorship opportunities for local businesses are available.
Event Website: https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/30994
Organizer: Dante Buckley
Co-organizer: Mike Langieri
Marketing/Communications: John Coffill
Curation: Ester de Jong
Operation/Sponsorship: Kevin Spellicy
Production: Jennifer Phelps
TEDxGainesville would like to clarify that our event is not affiliated with TEDxUF. For more information about TEDxUF, please visit TEDxUF.com
We are looking for ideas that
- inspire and invite conversations
- challenge our conceptions of what is possible
- expose us to cutting edge ideas and solutions
- reflect new voices that may not have been heard before
- represent diverse speakers by demographic, ethnicity, background and/or topic
We will reject ideas that
- vague or underdeveloped or unsupported by data
- purely motivation or personal in nature
- already ubiquitous
- are motivated by or seek to promote corporate, political, or religious agendas
Interested? We invite you to apply as a speaker or performer. Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 14, 2018. Please follow the link to the survey below.
TEDxGainesville Speaker/Performer Application
* Use Promo Code “TEDxGainesville“