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  • 1.  
  • 2. What is TED ?
    • TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about.
    • “ TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future.
    • Past speakers include Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.
    • TED was first held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson’s Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman.
  • 3. What is TEDx ?
    • In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx - 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.
    • Click here to watch TED Curator Chris Anderson’s explanatory video.
  • 4. What is TEDx DesMoines ?
    • We are hosting TEDxDesMoines to not only show these world-class “talks”, but also bring things full circle with local speakers connecting the themes to our community.
    • Our program will highlight four themes: education, entrepreneurship/innovation, food, and innovations in energy.
    • Locally organized by Alexander Grgurich, Director of Foundry Coworking.
  • 5. What is TEDx DesMoines ?
    • Details:
    • Sunday, May 16 th
    • 2-6pm
    • State Historical Building Auditorium
    • Dinner and drinks afterward
    • All provided at no cost to attendees
    • http://www.TEDxDesMoines.com
  • 6. Why sponsor TEDx DesMoines ?
    • Because you will be investing in the creation of a community who believe in the power of “ideas worth spreading.”
    • Because you believe in bringing together corporations and individuals who want to be change agents surrounding remarkable thinking and ideas.
    • Because you want to leverage ideas, technologies, design, and education to help create a better future.
  • 7. Sponsorship Opportunities
    • Reception (Food/Beverage)
    • Venue
    • Printing
    • Workshops
    • Exhibits/Demo Area
    • Videotaping
  • 8. Recognition Opportunities
    • Stage Slides Mention
    • Sponsor Remarks
    • Program Guide Mention
    • Logo Placement on Website
  • 9.