FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE REGINA, SK – April 10, 2014 – The third annual TEDxRegina event is tentatively set for Tuesday, June 10 at the University Theatre of the University of Regina. The event will feature a number of local speakers who will take the stage to share unique stories, experiences and ideas in the spirit of TED Talks.
TEDxRegina is a local, independently organized TEDx event created to bring the TED mantra of “ideas worth sharing” to Regina. This year, TEDxRegina is centred on the theme: “The Upside of Disruption.”
“We’re very excited about TEDxRegina 2014 and are looking forward on building upon the momentum of last year’s event,” says Jeff Vall, Co-Chair for TEDxRegina.
“The Upside of Disruption theme identifies the evolving state of our lives, careers, relationships, community and environment. This theme seemed particularly relevant given Regina’s current growth and the upheaval related to it. We see examples of disruption everywhere and believe there are positive aspects to it – there is an upside.”
Please email the TEDxRegina committee at email@example.com to apply to speak, to nominate a speaker, or to become a corporate sponsor for the event.
Updated information will be posted to the TEDxRegina website (TEDxRegina.com) very soon:
For a list of last year’s speakers, visit www.TEDxRegina.com/speakers.
Tickets are available via application at www.TEDxRegina.com/participate.
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Phone: (306) 564-5007 ext. 8038
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 conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.
The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in thei
r communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.
The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps 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. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.
For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration