Thursday, July 14, 2011
TEDxMIA, an independently organized event licensed by TED, brings together people who are devoted to ideas worth spreading, will be hosting an event to watch the live streaming of speakers from the international TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. TEDGlobal is planned as a celebration of life in all its forms. From the secrets of the biological processes that take place in our body, to the cultural constructs that take place in our society; from the technologies and resources that make life possible and enjoyable, to the themes that define our humanity or threaten it.
Join the TEDxMIA tribe and gather with fellow thinkers to discuss the inspiring ideas from day three (July 13) of the conference. The event is free and open to the public. In advance of the simulcast event, attendees can give their input on “don’t miss” speakers and topics from the conference by voting on Wednesday’s presenter line-up at facebook.com/tedxmia. For a list of the TEDGlobal 2011 speaker line-up please visit: conferences.ted.com/TEDGLOBAL2011/programs/schedule.php
WHERE: The Stage Miami
170 Northeast 38th Street, Miami
WHEN: Thursday, July 14, 2011
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
5:00 PM Networking
5:15 PM First Session
7:00 PM Break
8:00 PM Second Session
WHO: In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMIA where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxMIA, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Today, it is best thought of as a global community welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TEDxMIA hosts live conversations around various themes of genius devoted to spreading and supporting the diversity of ideas, innovations and art in South Florida.
DETAILS: The event is free however seating for the viewing party will be on a first come first serve basis. There will be a cash bar at the venue and food trucks on location. Paid parking is available in lots east of the venue (under the I-95 overpass).
Attendees are encouraged to wear red to support TEDx.
WHY: The mission of TEDxMIA is to bring together local individuals to encourage the spreading of ideas in and around South Florida. This event, which will showcase a number of dynamic topics and presentations including technology, the human body and issues affecting humanity, provides a forum to connect Miami thought leaders and sets the stage for the TEDxMIA annual conference taking place September 13.
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMIA, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxMIA, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; 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 TED Fellows 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.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration