Join TEDxMerseyside to explore themes including use of bio materials, ethics in art, rights of passage, inspiring our work life, innovations for learning and the effects of non-verbal communication.
Futurism was a social and art movement founded over 100 years ago focusing on futuristic concepts. TEDx Merseyside brings Futurism into the 21st century.
We will be looking to the future, to innovativion, future thinking, future approaches and the future of our world. We want our speakers to share their vision of what is coming and to challenge the thinking of others.
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, 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.*
(*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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 worldÕs 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. TEDÕs 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.
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TEDGlobal 2010, "And Now the Good News," will be held July 13Ð16, 2010, in Oxford, UK. TED2011, "The Rediscovery of Wonder," will be held February 21Ð25, 2011, in Long Beach, California, with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs, California.