TEDX – Your opportunity is coming in Thunder Bay


expect changeTHUNDER BAY – Do you want to gain ideas into how to do things smarter? Your opportunity is coming in Thunder Bay. The city will be the host for its first TEDx event on February 16th, 2012. The organizing committee is now seeking speakers for the event. The theme of TEDxThunderBay is Reinvention. The purpose is to inspire reinvention in Thunder Bay so we may cultivate and develop a more vibrant community – together. To inspire reinvention,
TEDxThunderBay will engage the people of Thunder Bay around the spreading of ideas – so that we will cultivate positive change in ourselves and in our community.

The TEDxThunderBay organizing committee is seeking thought provoking, inspiring, and dynamic speakers. For those interested in Reinvention and spreading their ideas as a speaker, applications are available at www,tedxthunderbay.com. Application will be accepted until December 12th, 2011. TEDxThunderBay will be held at the LU Outpost and will have a maximum of 100 participants. Participants will be selected through an application process which also available online at www.tedxthunderbay.com.

TEDxThunderBay is an independently organized event, licensed by TED.

About TEDx: In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxThunderBay, where x = independently organized TED event.

At TEDxThunderBay, 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.

About TED: 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.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

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

Follow TED on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook.

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