What is TEDxAveiro?
This year TEDxAveiro celebrates its 10th anniversary. During this exciting journey we have become an important event on the national level when it comes to the promotion of creativity and entrepreneurship.
Back in 2010, TEDxAveiro was one of the first three TEDx events to be held in Portugal in 2010, shortly after this challenge was launched by TED.com to the changemakers all over the world. Since then, more than 20 TEDx events have been organized in Aveiro - from a small TEDx gathering for 40 inmates in a local jail, to the big annual conferences for 700+ people in the Congress Center of Aveiro. To share our know-how, in 2012 we organized a workshop for other TEDx organizers from Iberian Peninsula, hosting as well for the first time in Portugal a representative of the TED conferences from the U.S.
Although most of the time in Portugal “big events” happen in Lisbon and Porto, we are proud to say that we put our city both on the national and international map in the world od TEDx conferences, thanks to the quality of our event. TEDxAveiro is organized by a group of passionate “Aveirenses” and its purpose is to promote creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. We want to share ideas that help change the world for the better.
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What is TED?
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.
For more information see www.ted.com
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; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; 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.
WHAT IS TEDx?
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.)
For more information see www.ted.com/tedx