Taking the stage May 14, 2014: A diverse group of bloggers, musicians, business people, and creatives. You will hear local icons and national thought leaders discuss radical ideas. You will leave inspired.
Thanks to the magic of technology, you can go back in time and relive any of the fantastic presenters. Find those spine-tingling moments and share them with your friends and colleagues.
Join us at Northwestern Michigan College or follow the livecast as we welcome more luminaries to our stage.
TEDxTraverseCity will bring together the most innovative and inspiring minds. The inspirational day will honor innovators who have passion, curiosity, creativity and adaptability to change the world with revolutionary ideas. The daylong event is intended to educate, inspire and connect great minds. TEDxTraverseCity will provide an opportunity to broaden understanding and knowledge in order to make the great Northern Michigan region one of the most exciting and promising areas. TEDxTraverseCity attendees will hear new ways of thinking, learn about breakthroughs and be motivated by those accelerating innovation and improving the lives of citizens around the world. The goal is to have each person walk away feeling enlightened, motivated and dedicated to making a difference in their lives as well as the lives of others.
Bonnie Alfonso, Alison Arnold, Bruce Byl, Mary Byl, Trish Fiebing, Kim Hagerty, Sara Harding, Kate Hogan, Scott LaBarre, Scott Lankford, Kyle Morrison, Tim Nelson, Meggen Watt Petersen, Linda Price, Karen Ruedinger, Anthony Rupard, Courtney Sorrell, Wendy Steele
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 TEDxTraverseCity, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTraverseCity 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 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 organize independent, TED-like 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.
TEDxTraverseCity is more than a one day event. We host gatherings throughout the year called Salons. These are smaller gatherings, usually in an area gallery or restaurant, centered around a single topic or current theme.
Have a great salon topic in mind? Maybe you'd like to take the stage yourself? Or, perhaps, something wasn't quite what you expected? The TEDxTraverseCity organizers want to hear from you. Please use the form below.
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