TEDxUNLV is back at UNLV for its third installment June 22 at Judy Bayley Theatre, and the university is planning a series of lead-up events and opportunities for the campus and community to get involved.
The day-long main event will feature a slate of inspirational TED Talk videos, entertainment, and speakers, whose thought-provoking presentations are geared to spark deep discussion among attendees and throughout the community.
To kick off related activities, event organizers invite community members, faculty, students and staff to participate by:
- Serving on marketing, special events, or community engagement committees;
- Recommending speakers;
- Applying to be speakers;
- Attending one of the special events leading up to the main presentation.
Think you have what it takes to motivate with your message, or do you know someone with an inspirational story to tell? Visit unlv.edu/tedxunlv or contact Gael Hancock, firstname.lastname@example.org or (702) 895-5430.
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, TED Talk videos 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.)
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, Monica Lewinsky, 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.