What is TEDxNijmegen?

Life is getting faster and faster, longer and longer. That brings new challenges, for that we need great ideas. “Accelerating from age 0 to 110 in 25 steps” is the theme “. To spread, to share and to execute on. Sharing their life events will be done by a great array of speakers from i.e. artists, musicians, doctors, a 95 year old physics professor (still going strong) , a journalist, a serial entrepreneur and youngsters. Come and share yours !


TEDxRadboudU & TEDxNijmegen

You may have noticed that Nijmegen is hosting two different TEDx events this spring; TEDxNijmegen in April and TEDxRadboudU in May. Why is this so? Are there that many ideas to be spread?

TEDxRadboudU and TEDxNijmegen focus on different themes. The theme for TEDxRadboudU on May 23rd,  is Rebuilding Trust: what is trust, why is trust so important and if trust is decreasing in our society, how can trust be rebuilt? TEDxNijmegen on the other hand focuses on Life and the race from age 0 to 110. Obviously, there are links between the two themes but they differ enough to let two sets of great speakers talk about them at two different TEDx events.

We are aiming for two inspiring events. Both TEDxRadboudU and TEDxNijmegen will host an impressive and inspiring programme and you might just want to apply for both.


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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.

About TED

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

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