The inaugural TEDxDayton event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton.
“Organizing this inaugural event has truly been a team effort,” said Sean Creighton, TEDxDayton co-chair. “Our planning committee has been a cross section of this community and has been working tirelessly all year to make TEDxDayton a reality.”
More than 30 engaging speakers and performers will take the stage during this unique experience that will unleash new ideas that attendees can apply to their work and home lives. The theme for TEDxDayton 2013 is “Infuse and Inspire.” The event will help expand the cultural landscape of Dayton with new stories, insights and discussion.
“Our goal for TEDxDayton is to bring together this region’s innovators, early adopters, and thought leaders for a shared experience that will inspire us all to take action,” said Kristy Rochon, TEDxDayton co-chair.
TEDxDayton will have a student ticket, basic ticket and a sponsor ticket; proceeds will cover the costs of the event. Those interested in attending must fill out a brief application. The application and ticket prices will be available in September on the TED Dayton website. Survey answers will be incorporated into the event to make it an even more localized experience.
More information about the application process will be available soon, and details about speakers will be released in October, but this will not be a lineup of the usual suspects, and these will not be stories many in Dayton have heard before. Some questions attendees may find answers to include: “how can engineering not require math,” “how do our virtual connections change every human behavior from courting to adopting,” and “how do we turn technologists into philanthropists?” Visit the TEDxDayton website or follow TEDxDayton on Facebook or Twitter for updates and more information.
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 conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.
The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.
The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps 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. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.