Organisers are planning a series of short talks aimed at provoking conversation about our community.
TED began in 1984 as a conference where the subjects of Technology, Entertainment and Design converged. Today TED encompasses almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. And the TED brand includes the award-winning TED Talks, videos, podcasts, TED Fellows and the annual TED Prize.
Another offshoot is TEDx events. These are local, self-organised events which bring people together to share a TED-like experience. They have been held in Brighton since 2011. x = independently organized TED event.
Best way of getting an idea what TED is about is to watch a few of the videos on the website: www.ted.com/watch/tedx-talks. Perhaps try a couple of the ones from Brighton, or from another place in the UK – or search for a topic that interests you. Here is a selection of four to get you started:
- A New Kind of Supermarket (TEDxBrighton 2014)
- Getting Rid of 1000 things (TEDxBedford 2015)
- Don’t wait to be hospitalised before you start your own business (TEDxOxford 2011)
- Driving growth through Micky Mouse thinking (TEDxBedford 2014)
TEDxCrowborough is being planned by Lisa Lewin and Jon Simpson, and they are thinking of organisating the first event in the Autumn.
Lisa told CrowboroughLife:
We are looking to put together two or three speakers with a couple of TEDx video talks in a two/ three hour slot. It is not limited to local issues however as it is our first TEDx event, we were thinking that local issues would be a good way of introducing TEDx to the community, but this is not set in stone. If all goes well, we hope to extend the time when planning our next one.
If you are interested being a speaker or would like to know more, please email Lisa: firstname.lastname@example.org.