We’re kicking off TEDxUoN with our very first event. Here we’ll be introducing persons to the on-day TED and TEDx experience, and producing our own talks for publishing to the TEDx YouTube channel.
The event would be powered by the community being developed around it. TEDx events are pulled together by persons with widely diverse backgrounds. We’ll look at engaging students, societies, staff and external partners.
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 eventually we hope to do more of our own annual main events!
At our inaugural event, we will come together to explore the journey of an idea. Where do they come from, how do they develop and what impacts can they have? In true TEDx style the day will be one filled with insightful talks and engaging interactions all focused around making our theme come alive.
Arguably, ideas are the seeds from which everything we do come. To illustrate this journey we aim to:
- Attract speakers from a wide background to speak on their own ideas worth spreading
- Work these talks into a narrative that would illustrate our theme
Our talks will be grouped into four sessions, each representing a separate stage of the development process. For a better idea, have a look below at how we will take ideas from the Granary, through the Planter and the Field, and then off to the Harvest.
Here we’ll be speaking to the nature of ideas and the creative process. Where do ideas come from, and how do we evaluate their potential?
We’ll then illustrate what is needed at its earliest stages to support an idea. During this tender period, how do we ensure they survive and thrive?
Ideas must go through a period of development and refinement. We’ll address this section using examples of ideas that are at this stage of the process.
After the development stage, what’s the next step? What happens when an idea is successful?
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
Salvador Garcia Bernal
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:15
Talk: Ed Copeland
Talk: Paul Kirkham
Talk: Neil Sinclair
14:15 – 14:45
14:45 – 15:45
Talk: Angela Dy
Talk: Tim Mullett
Talk: Rob Brown
15:45 – 16:30
16:30 – 17:10
Talk: Salvador Garcia Bernal
Talk: Lei Zhang
17:10 – 17:25
17:25 – 18:15
Talk: Phillipa Marsh
Based on the University Park Campus, the ESLC is a newly constructed building that boasts a number of features.
It was awarded the 2012 RIBA East Midlands Award for Architecture, an award that recognises the best projects completed in the region. In selecting the ESLC, the judges commented that the building “is elegant, well proportioned and beautifully considered and crafted – and makes an extremely positive contribution to the surrounding context.”
With its lecture theatres and lively atrium space, the building makes an excellent location for our event.
For more information, click here
In addition to the talks area, we have ample space within which to continue the conversation. Here is where we will be aim to engage the audience between sessions in a uniquely TEDx way.
For accessibility issues or any other concerns about the venue, have a look at the layout of the space we’ll be using.
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