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. 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.
In spring 2012, the International School of Indiana, Big Car, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art decided to stage Indy’s first TEDx conference, with help from many partners, sponsors, and volunteers. Five hundred people participated in TEDx Indianapolis, with the theme of DESIGN LEARNING, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Friday, October 26, 2012.
Join us Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Hilbert Circle Theatre the second TEDxIndianapolis: a day of Big Ideas, networking, inspiration and innovation, with the theme of MIX IT UP. The day will include a mix of local and national speakers and performers, plus featured recorded TED talks and juicy interactive experiences.
About the TEDx Planning Team:
The 2013 producing partners for TEDxIndianapolis are Big Car, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, International School of Indiana, and Indiana Humanities. The steering committee consists of 50+ people representing Indy’s cultural and business community. Want to get involved? Contact Stephanie Sponsel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEDxINDIANAPOLIS 2013 SCHEDULE
8:46: Performance: Tony Styxx + Time for Three
9:00: VIDEO, The Power of x
9:05: Andrès Tapia: Why diversity is upside down
9:21: Risë Wilson: How making art is a practice space for becoming a change agent
9:32: Jim Poyser: Confessions of a Climate Change Humorist
9:40: Performance: DJ Kyle Long + Friends
9:50: Matt Hunckler: The truth about transformation
10:01: Rosan Bosch: Designing for a better world starts at school
10:17: Michael Flaherty: Spinnovation: Investigating our domestic revolutions
10:27 – 10:52: Morning Break
10:59: Performance: The Fourth Wall
11:05: Jeffrey Kline: Your face tells if you are sick!
11:13: Catherine Chalmers: Collaborating with insects
11:29: Rodney Byrnes: Revitalizing the American dream
11:37: VIDEO: Sanjay Dastoor: A skateboard, with a boost
11:42: Kristin Wright: The power of welcome
11:53: Christian Long: Wonder, by design
12:04: Steven Johnson: Inventing without a purpose
12:24 – 1:47: LUNCH BREAK
12:59: VIDEO: Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration
1:16: VIDEO: Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite!
1:23: VIDEO: Rives: A story of mixed emoticons
1:27: Performance: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra + Time for Three + Nat Russell