Medellín, Ant. (December 1, 2010) – Organizers of TEDx Medellìn have confirmed December 7,2010, as the date for a local livestream version of the TEDWomen conference. The independently produced event, operated under license from TED, will be held at Building 18, conference room 515, Eafit University.
On December 7 and 8, 2010, TEDWomen will gather 500 global thought leaders, innovators and storytellers in Washington, DC, to watch enlightening speakers and connect with a global community of women and men. The cross-disciplinary, croos-generational program will focus on how women think and work, communicate and collaborate, learn and lead. The program will explore what this means and why it matters to all of us.
TED was founded in 1984; the acronym stands for technology, Entertainment, Design. The annual TED conference brings together some of the world`s most fascinating thinkers and doers. IN the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED created a program called TEDx where x= independently organized.
Speakers are currently being vetted and will be announced as they are confirned. More information about the event can be found at http://conferences.ted.com/TEDWomen/
About TEDx Medellín
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 brand TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self- organized . TEDx Medellín is operated under license from TED.
Ted is an annual event where some of the world´s leading thinkers and invited to share they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for technology, Entertaiment, Desing – three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.” The diverse audience – CEOs, scientists, creative, philanthropists – is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.
TEDxlive is a new extension of the TEDx program, launched be TED in 2010. TEDxlive events are built around the live webcast of the TED Conference. Instead of featuring local speakers or pre-recorded TEDtalk video. In the case of TEDWomen, TEDxlive events enable, tech demos and more over the span of 2 days.