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.)
x = independently organized event
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.
TEDx Collingwood is an event put together for the people of our community, by the people in our community. It is for the entire region of South Georgian Bay, and not just Collingwood. We are a region divided by municipalities, but brought together by people, arts, culture and regional spirit. TEDxCollingwood looks o shine a spotlight on carefully selected speakers each year and the ideas they will share. In turn, we hope a spotlight will shine on our great region and all it has to offer. Each year, speakers are selected from applications that come from across North America. We look for local speakers to represent our great community and region, as well as speakers applying from across Canada our neighbours to the south. This community and region together have a lot to offer and our goal is to have TEDxCollingwood offer the platform to bring great performances and Ideas Worth Spreading.
Each TEDxCollingwood annual event is made possible by an enormous amount of support from our community. We have outstanding support from our generous partners and sponsors, as well as out passionate delegates and organizing partners, along with our enthusiastic volunteers. If you are interested in being involved as an organizer or volunteer join our mailing list and fins us on social media to be kept up to date with opportunities.