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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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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 four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
In 2009, TED launched the TEDx program with the goal of bringing the TED experience to local communities around the world. In July of this year, the TED and TEDx communities celebrated 2000 events worldwide, and TEDxCarsonCity is proud to become part of a global community that is helping bring great ideas to towns and cities across the globe.
TEDxCarsonCity is an all day event where engaging speakers from a variety of disciplines share their life's work, passions, and concepts through thought-provoking and entertaining talks that run between 10 to 15 minutes in length. The event combines live talks, TED Talk videos,and opportunities to network and discover unexpected connections and ultimately build community.
TEDxCarsonCity is a not-for-profit event that is brought to you by an incredibly dedicated group of unpaid volunteers.
The theme for TEDxCarsonCity 2017 is The Agora - In Ancient Athens, the birthplace of democracy, the Agora was the heart of the city – where ordinary citizens bought and sold goods, politics were discussed and ideas were passed among great minds like Aristotle and Plato.
Ultimately TEDxCarsonCity is an incubator for great ideas, a perfect opportunity to meet people who are doing interesting things, and a way to explore the interconnectivity that joins us.