TED is a world-renowned conference that has been taking place annually for 25 years. In 2009, the first TEDx conference was independently organized by a group of students from the University of Southern California. This year, for the first time a TEDx conference will be independently organized by a group of students and staff members from U of M.
To apply to speak at the first TEDx Conference at UofM, follow this link (Deadline is July 31st) www.tedxumanitoba.com/speakers
We are looking for anyone who is linked in some way to U of M. Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni are welcomed to apply. Talks should fit within these categories:
- Design and Art
- Inspiration and Life-Stories
We are looking for visionaries whose great ideas can positively impact our community. We look for powerful ideas using Technology, Entertainment or Design in new ways that challenge the status quo. Talks must be shorter than 18 minutes.
The event will take place at MPR on Nov 4th, 2014. Our goal is to showcase exceptional work and talents from the U of M community.
Details about attending the event will be released towards the beginning of September. TED limits the audience for this first-time conference to 100 people. However, we will be livestreaming it, and uploading all the talks on our YouTube channel. The best talks may also be featured on TED.com
The audience selection process will ensure a blind review of all applications with the aim of ensuring diversity within the audience and common interest in “big ideas worth sharing”. Audience members will be selected representing different faculties and groups at U of M (students, staff, faculty members and Alumni).
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