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ABOUT TEDx, X = INDEPENDENTLY ORGANISED 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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised 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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organisation 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, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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.

ABOUT TEDx Mackay

With the increasing popularity of TED Talks (as of March 2016, over 2,400 had been posted on the TED.com website – ten years since the first six were uploaded), it was just a matter of time before inspired individuals within the Mackay community got together to bring the TED experience to the region. The Team at TEDxMackay is proud and excited to present superb local speakers and awesome speakers from TEDTalks for their second TEDx event. Details will follow.

Our mission is to:

  • SHARE knowledge
  • STIMULATE ideas
  • EXCITE curiosity
  • GROW conversation
  • CONNECT individuals
  • EMPOWER people
  • NUTURE leadership
  • INVIGORATE communities
  • SUPPORT creativity
  • INSPIRE innovation
  • ACHIEVE solutions

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

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