Welcome to TEDxLive! Greeting from TED curator Chris Anderson
What is TED? Non-profit organization from California arranging multidisciplinary conferences around the notion Ideas worth spreading First conference in 1984, annually since 1990 Famous speakers include Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Bill Gates, Al Gore, etc. Strict format: 18 minute Talks Over 1000 Talks available online for free
What is TEDx? x = extension Officially licensed, independently organized events in over 60 countries Mix of local speakers and recorded Talks Today: TEDxLive
How is it different? English Talks only (TEDxHelsinki has Talks in Finnish) Open to anyone, not only Aalto community Can be held in Finland or as a part of major international excursions Multidisciplinary, academic focus
TEDxAalto in Figures752 Facebook page followers358 applications200 selected participants for Feb 29th40+ different universities/schools
Your own TED Talk Presentation, performance, song… Share your own ideas to the world! 18-minutes Learn more at www.ted.com/tedxSend a proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizing team Juhani Polkko | Main organizer – MBA Alumni, School of Economics/AaltoEE Anna Vavilova | Program Officer – Master’s student, School of Science (IDBM) Tommi Vatanen | Communications Officer – Master’s student, School of Science Mikelis Studers | Facility & A/V Officer – Master’s student, School of Electrical Engineering
TEDxAalto Vision Build international, interdisciplinary community for sharing world-changing ideas within Aalto University community and beyond.