2014 sees our second annual TEDx event here at UoN. On Sunday 6th April at the Business School South, we’ll be inviting 12 speakers and 3 performers to share their ideas with our 400 person audience. The day will be packed with great ideas, food, activities, workshops, interactive experiments, film, music, dance and creativity. Check out our social media channels to keep tabs on our plans!
TEDx events are all about community and bringing together people from a huge range of backgrounds and experiences. Our international and diverse team are keen to engage local schools and charities in the event and we are working closely with students at Nottingham Trent to create a series of spin-off salons in the run up to Sunday 6th April.
Our event is just the starting point to the TEDx ethos. From there we’ll look at hosting more regular meetups, TEDx Salon events and Actions. We’ll also engage with the wider TEDx community by participating in TEDx Live events and other collaborative efforts, and keep building our society which has grown rapidly in its first year of affiliation with the University.
We will be inviting 12 speakers to speak for 12 minutes each and 3 performances throughout the day as well.
Over the coming weeks we will share ideas for each person throughout our social media and give sneak snippets of what they are planning to share with the audience.
Our ticketing has now opened!
You can purchase tickets for TEDxUoN through our ticketing page or via the button below.
Our fantastic venue for this year’s event is the Business School South on Jubilee Campus. It’s been the home of several great conferences in the past, but nothing quite like TEDxUoN 2014.
It’s easily accessible by public transport, with ample free parking for anyone travelling via car.
We’re always looking to build our team. We’re a very grassroots society and anyone with enthusiasm and passion for sharing ideas is always welcome!
Head over to our facebook group to check out the latest events, or send us a message if you want to get involved in creating this year’s or future events.
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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.
TED is a nonprofit 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 Edinburgh, 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 organize local, independent TED-like 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.
For more on TED, check out some of their talks on TED.com, and follow their updates at:
• @TEDTalks on Twitter
• TED on Facebook
also, for information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit www.ted.com/registration
09:45 – 10:15
10:15 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:15
15:15 – 15:45
15:45 – 17:00
Based on the Jubilee Campus, the Business School South is one of Jubilee Campus’ most striking buildings.
The main event will be held in the largest lecture theatre on campus, with room for 400 attendees on Sunday 6th April.
The building also hosts several smaller rooms where break-out activities will be held throughout the day. With stunning views of Jubilee Lake and an outside terrace overlooking the campus, it is the perfect venue for TEDxUoN 2014.
Our ticketing is now open!
At just £7, our tickets not only give you access to TEDxUoN 2014, but also lunch, drinks and snacks throughout!
For the price of a few cups of coffee, you can experience an amazing event on your doorstep.
Click the button below to get yours now.
Author: iain, Posted On: March 10th, 2014, In: Our Thoughts
The reason why we need TED is that TED lies on the intersection between technology, entertainment and design. TEDs mission is to inspire future generations to excel in themselves and change the world for the better. If TED was to be summed in one of its own talks it could be summed up in the words of Simon Sinek.
In 2010 Simon Sinek spoke at TED about why leaders are able to lead and inspire others. The Wright Brothers in 1909 made the first powered flight, although the flight was less than the wing span of a Boeing 747 in marked an immensely important moment for invention. The Wright Brothers were competing against better funded teams they were the first ones to do it. So why were the Wright Brothers the first to do this? In codifying such achievements by leaders Simon Sinek found something he calls the golden circle consisting on three questions why?, how? And what? Leading to the inspiration and ability to make such achievements possible. Simon Sinek goes onto to suggest people buy into the why rather than the how.
This what TED is all about buying into the why? It would be easy to put a speaker on a stage and talk about the how? However it’s the why? That’s makes the difference. If you have ever watched Dragon’s Den you’ll see the Dragons are inspired to invest when given a good argument and business proposition based on the why? Rather than the how. TED inspires its audience by presenting the why? In a cognitively and sensory stimulating environment.
It’s often suggested the recipe for success are the human and physical capital available, however TED presents the real recipe for success be inspired by the why? Apple is multibillion dollar company because they are inspired by making great products which is why they do what they do, they just happen to be highly successful because of that ability to inspire giving them a massive following.
At TEDx UoN we aim to inspire the next generation of Nottingham students to go out and do something insanely great.
Author: joanna, Posted On: November 29th, 2012, In: Our Thoughts
Universities are teeming with brilliant minds. Students are often young and optimistic, and have the academic intelligence to challenge and improve the way we live. Equally, TEDx brings together people who question, challenge, and rethink the world we live in. Continue Reading
Author: arvinda, Posted On: November 20th, 2012, In: Our Thoughts
After a great media meet with the TEDxLM team yesterday I got to thinking, “where else does family apply?” The guys did a pretty good job explaining how they’ll be looking at the theme both within the event and local community, but is that theme also reflected in the very nature of what TEDx has become? Continue Reading