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Our project began when a parent, a student, and a faculty member, each inspired by TED in different ways, shared their interest in hosting our own TEDx conference.
Our Mission: To engage our community in a discussion of ideas, to expand perspectives and to make a philanthropic impact.
We applied for a license with TED, which we received along with a toolkit and guidelines for organizing a TEDx. This event is independently organized without supervision or financial support from TED.What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCoconutGrove, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxCoconutGrove event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
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TEDAbout 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, TED Talks video 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.)About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization 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.
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, which has come to be known as the TED "wish", where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action. The TED Prize is designed to leverage the TED Community's exceptional array of talent and resources. It is awarded annually to an exceptional individual who receives a $1,000,000 monetary award and, much more important, the granting of "One Wish to Change the World." Over the life of the prize, wishes have led to collaborative initiatives with far-reaching impact.
For TEDxCoconutGrove, we have modeled our own "Hope Prize" after the TED Prize and though we cannot offer the same monetary award as TED, we hope to offer the talent, expertise, and tradition of service and community that will be present in our audience. We believe that the TEDxCoconutGrove Hope Prize will have a tremendous positive impact on our community just as the TED Prize has had on the world.
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Please visit the TEDx program at www.ted.com/tedx for detailed information on the nature of the TEDx program.
All press requests should be sent to Tom Bales. Tom is the official spokesperson for TEDxCoconutGrove. Please note that TEDx event organizers are not able to speak for the TED Conference. Any inquiry regarding TED should be sent to:
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While we appreciate any coverage, we kindly ask that all journalists and/or bloggers be respectful of the difference between the TED and TEDx brands. The 'x' in 'TEDx' stands for "independently organized events." Any headline or text which implies "TED" is coming to Coconut Grove or Miami is misleading. For more information on TEDx, visit www.ted.com/tedx.
Members of the press are not allowed to take pictures of or film/videotape our TEDx event. Instead, our in-house photographer will share selections with the media.