TEDxEastVan 2017 Theme

The TEDxEastVan 2017 event will be held on Sept 16th, 2017 and our theme for this year is "Human". At TEDxEastVan 2017, we want to celebrate the many facets that make us human: the connections and bonds we make with each other, the art that is born out of our experiences and imagination and our never-ending desire to learn and explore.

And as we continue to make new discoveries, it is hard to envision a future in which humans and intelligent systems are inseparable - however we shape technology, it shapes us too, as individuals, as a society and as a race.

There are magnificent things happening all around us through normal human beings - and these are the stories we want to tell. Our speaker topics will touch upon what our collective future will look like, from the latest scientific, technological and medical advances, while also digging into the facets that make up our identities - gender, religion, and nationalism.

We will bring thinkers, dreamers, explorers and scientists together for one day to talk about the trials and tribulations of being human, and to capture the essence of the human experience - our ability to empathise, to belong and to love.

About TEDxEastVan

TEDxEastVan is dedicated to discovering great ideas and sharing them with the rest of the world.  We welcome interesting people into the community and showcase and celebrate the dynamic ideas which exist in East Vancouver.

TEDxEastVan is a day-long event that brings together creators, catalysts, designers and thinkers to share their ideas worth spreading on the TEDx stage. A day of listening and connecting that invites thought, discussion and play, the TEDx talks are interspersed with activities, performances, and food worth eating. Each talk is recorded and available after the event for viewing via the TEDx YouTube channel.

About TEDx

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.) More info here: https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/tedx-program

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos. The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps 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. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.

 

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