About us

What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, 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 TEDFellows 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 more information please visit: www.ted.com

What is TEDx?

tedxIn 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.

X = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxYouth@Aveiro, 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.

What is a TEDxYouth @ Aveiro?

The theme of this TEDxYouth event will be: “Small Steps, Big Changes”. Our speakers will talk about the following subjects: Citizenship / Science / Design / Sports / Food / Music / Environment.

According to the guidelines of TED, the event aims to position itself as an event to share and as a promoter of changes in our communities, and it is specifically addressed to the following audiences:

.Young people between 14 and 24 years old
The event will be held at the Park of Expositions of Aveiro and last during the afternoon of November 20, 2010 from 13:45hrs onwards. This day is also celebrated as “Universal Children’s Day“.  The detail program of our idea sharing event will be uploaded soon on our website. The timings of the event are from 13:45 to 19:00.

O que é o TED?

TED é um evento anual onde alguns dos principais pensadores e criadores mundiais são convidados a partilharem aquilo que mais os entusiasma. “TED” significa Tecnologia, Entretenimento e Design – três areas de estudo que, em conjunto, modelam o nosso futuro. Na verdade, este evento é muito mais abrangente, discutindo ideias que são relevantes em qualquer área. Os participantes já lhe chamaram, “o melhor spa para a mente” e “uma viagem de quatro dias ao futuro.” A audiência diversificada – CEO’s cientistas, criativos, filantropos – é quase tão extraordinária como os oradores, que incluem nomes como Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck e Bono.

De acordo com as orientações TED, o evento pretende assumir-se como um evento de partilha e indutor de mudança nas nossas comunidades, sendo orientando especificamente para o seguinte público-alvo:

. Jovens entre os 14 e 24 anos;

. Encarregados de Educação;

. Professores

O evento será no Parque de Exposições de Aveiro e decorrerá durante a tarde do dia 20 de Novembro de 2010 – Dia Universal da Criança. O programa estará em breve disponível, mas podemos desde já adiantar que o mesmo irá iniciar-se às 13h45 e ficará concluído às 19h. Será portanto uma tarde de partilha em cheio!!