The world doesn’t simply need big ideas. The world needs great vision, powered by creators, engineers, entrepreneurs and change agents with the ability to execute and ambition to prove it. It’s about having the courage to be the first one, to lead others into unfamiliar territory, to transform unproven ideas into something real. It’s about who can outwork, outplay and outsmart the competition, and who question the usual definitions of success. At TEDxEdmonton 2012, you’ll be challenged to go beyond ideas, fight constraints, create momentum, inspire followers, and take action. It’s time to activate those big ideas and start building something great for the world, right here from Edmonton and beyond at TEDx Edmonton’s Activating Ideas event on June 9 in the MacLab Theatre at the Citadel.
Tickets & Other Information
- Hosted in the Maclab Theatre at The Citadel Theatre
- Tickets are $99 (plus taxes/fees) and include a full day pass to TEDxEdmonton 2012, lunch, and snack breaks.
- Registration opens at 8:30 am.
- Program runs until approximately 5:30 pm.
- Post event activities to follow at 104th Street Al Fresco Block Party
- Tickets to TEDxEdmonton 2012 are on sale at the Citadel Theatre box office at 780-425-1820.
What is TED?
TED is a non-profit 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 Oxford, 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 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.
What is TEDx Edmonton?
Started in 2010, TEDxEdmonton has helped inspire and spread creativity, innovation, education and entrepreneurship. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxEdmonton is where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxEdmonton events, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small groups. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.