TEDxSarasota Media Contact:
Allison Moore, Ward Group PR
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Twelve Hours of Ideas and Experiences
Ignite at TEDx Sarasota Event
Sarasota, FL – What does an aerospace engineer; hoop dancer; record producer; tech innovator; design thinker; challenged athlete; transformer of urban schools and an American Buddhist monk all have in common? They will be part of a contagious, creative and idea-filled experience on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, during the first day-long session of TEDx Sarasota. The complete list of speakers can be previewed here: http://www.tedxsarasota.com/12-12-12-speakers/
The TEDx Sarasota 12.12.12 event will be held at the Historic Asolo Theater at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and will consist of six sessions scheduled from 9:00am to 9:00pm. The 12.12.12 event promises to be a powerful exchange of ideas inspiring people to change their lives and their futures. Participants attending are not simply an audience, but an important part of the TEDx process encouraged to engage and exchange “ideas worth spreading” out into the world.
Further, on December 12th, 12.12.12, across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and other inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour period and contribute their voice to the third annual global day of media creation called One Day on Earth. TEDx Sarasota will be part of this global film effort on location from the event site. http://www.onedayonearth.org/
TEDxSarasota is part of a TEDx global network of programs of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Attendees at a TEDxSarasota event can expect TEDTalks video and live speakers combined to ignite discussion, connection and reflection in a small group setting. TEDxSarasota is curated by a small and dedicated volunteer team of professionals.
To register for the 12.12.12. event or learn more: http://www.tedxsarasota.com/request-for-invite/
About 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, 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 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 former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED’s stage. 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. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook. www.TED.com
TEDxSarasota is a movement of dreamers, visionaries and thinkers in the community engaging around meaningful subjects and showcasing IDEAS WORTH SPREADING that change ATTITUDES, LIVES and ULTIMATELY — THE WORLD. Partnerships involve a visionary journey as speakers attempt to tackle humanities toughest questions attempting to answer them with innovation, enterprise and enduring optimism.
TEDx is to engage individuals and support the initiatives/organizations/businesses/institutions in the region driving the change and implementing these actions.
The TEDxSalons are monthly gatherings open to anyone interested in sharing big ideas locally relevant and globally scalable. They will run 6:30-8:30 pm featuring 1-2 TEDTalks, along with a speaker or engagement component.
These clips will offer a glimpse of TEDx and the spirit of TED. TED is open source collaboration and community building on a local to global scale.