TED Talks are a global phenomenon represented locally by TEDxPortElizabeth. TEDxPortElizabeth, a full day TEDx event licensed by TED, will be held for the first time in the Friendly City on Friday 1 July 2016, the conference will take place on the AFDA Film School Campus, 28 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth. “AFDA Port Elizabeth is proud to be associated with TEDxPort Elizabeth, because, like the TED foundation, AFDA also believes passionately in the power of ideas to change the world,” says Campus Dean, Denise Roodt. “Our students are taught to conceptualise, develop and create indigenous entertainment products for the local and international market; so, like the TED foundation, we also nurture ‘ideas worth spreading'”. AFDA is one of the leading outcomes-based film schools in the world and is the only one in Africa ever to have won a student Oscar
Attending such an event is an inspiring learning opportunity, where one gets to engage with over 100 guests, getting a chance to network, communicate and have exhilarating conversation, with a diverse crowd, having many different experiences and backgrounds. “The TEDx platform connects Nelson Mandela Bay with a global community of innovators and activists,” says Ramon Thomas, founder of TEDxPortElizabeth. “Everyone who attends will join this exclusive community who value ideas worth spreading more than anything else.”
The theme for this year’s conference is, “Through the looking glass”, a take on the sequel to Alice in Wonderland. Come and be part of the TEDxPortElizabeth experience as you are captivated by an exciting array of speakers delivering talks from education to personal life experiences. These speakers will examine topics from a different angle, using this creative platform to reveal something you would have never thought of – leaving you with knowledge that is informative and inspiring.
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, 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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on 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
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.