TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Starting as a four-day conference in California in 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak about an idea worth sharing. Their talks are then made available for all at TED.com and YouTube.
TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Isabel Allende, Malcom Gladwell, Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, Jane Goodall, Philippe Starck and Gordon Brown. 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 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.
Visit ted.com for more information.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that brings 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.
TEDxPortHarcourt is part of the global community of TED (“Technology, Entertainment, Design”). It is entirely volunteer-run & volunteer-supported. It is a community of like-minded individuals passionate about reshaping their immediate environment.
Everything matters: a single word or action can go on to influence ideas and philosophies. It is a testament to the reinvention of the individual and the choice a society has to make at different points in time to evolve or continue in already repeated ideologies whether they work or not.
Nothing is done in isolation—the choices, the options available, the thoughts about those actions, and how we feel about those thoughts.
This year our intention is to bring that realisation to the forefront with the hopes that we become more aware of the beauty and consequences of our actions.
TEDxPortHarcourt introduces the Salon: a monthly speaker series which brings some of the city’s most inspired thinkers to share perspectives and spark conversation. A unique mixture of talks, workshops and interactive experiences. Salon events will bring our community of innovators and instigators together in informal evening forums to learn and engage on provocative themes each month.
Salon events are smaller events that keeps a TEDx community engaged between main stage events. It’s a unique kind of gathering that TEDx organizers hold which allows the conversation to continue, in person. We are thrilled to kick off our 2019 Salon Series in September , 2019 by exploring the theme of TRADITIONS with a closer look at various sector and industries within the country.
Our theme for the Salon is “Traditions” Traditions can be said to be the tangible and intangible components of our culture that defines us as a family unit or organization. It defines our ability to communicate ideas from one generation to another and how we can discuss issues into existence and drive change for a future that have not been seen.
TEDxPortHarcourtSalon event is a half-day experience with 4 speaker and maximum number of 100 attendees per event.