On May 5, 2016, TEDxUCCS will present its first annual conference. In our first event we will host an array of speakers from leading entrepreneurs, noted researchers, technical innovators, social scientists, and mavens in artistry and communication. The mission of our independently organized TEDx event is to connect the world's best ideas and brightest minds with our region.
TEDxUCCS 2016 Theme
For our inaugural year we have chosen the theme of Flourish. With this broad theme we hope speakers will present an expanse of topics that will give attendees the spark or ideas that will continue to grow, thrive and prosper long after our event.
Our event brings challenging and thought-provoking minds together to share ideas on a world-class stage at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. TEDxUCCS is an independently organized TED event. In our first event, TEDxUCCS will features presentations, performances and recorded TEDTalks. It is a joining of both UCCS-based presenters as well as community and international speakers with a goal of enriching our region with local, national, and global ideas.
The El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization (EPIIC) in partnership with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) brought TEDx to the UCCS campus in 2016 with the objective that the conference would help showcase the university as a thought-provoking venue where new ideas could be shared with the university and the community.
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 devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
TED talks are available, for 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.
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com , a clearinghouse of free knowledge is being built from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.
TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation with an agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping 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.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit: http://www.ted.com/registration