AIMS is hosting a TEDx event on Sunday, 20th January 2013 at the Muizenberg Pavillion For the very first time …
TEDx events are independently organized TED-like events operated under license from TED. For those of you unfamiliar with TED, more information is at the bottom of this email and you should also check out the TED website, www.ted.com, and watch a few of the talks.
The theme of the event is “The Future of Who Knows What”. The goal is to explore how we acquire and spread knowledge through a combination of live talks and videos. Our speakers include Arthur Atwell, Kevin Govender, Ilana Wetzler, Zeblon Vilakazi, Robyn Farah, Nicole Klassen, Bruce Bassett, Isla Haddow-Flood, Barry Green and Ken Hughes. They will be discussing a variety of subjects from the nature of mathematical knowledge to how technology and art can interact.
You can find out more about the event at www.tedxaims.com.
Date: Sunday, January 20th 2013
Time: 3pm too 7pm
Location: Muizenberg Pavillion
Tickets available from http://www.quicket.co.za/events/1267-tedxaims/
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 TEDxAIMS, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxAIMS 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.
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.