What does it mean to be a woman in 2013? This winter, more than 100 TEDxWomen events around the world will explore just that — joining TED and the Paley Center for Media in a celebration of the female inventors and designers, thinkers and makers, local problem-solvers and global leaders who are changing the world today.
In San Francisco, TED, partnered with the Paley Center for Media, will present TEDWomen 2013: Invented Here on December 5, bringing a host of speakers to California to explore topics like technology, art, solutions to poverty, approaches to peacemaking, investigations of science, education, and innovation.
In countries and cities worldwide, the conversation sparked at TEDWomen will expand, as TEDxWomen events in places like Belfast, Barcelona, and Belgrade share the TEDWomen livestream and invite local speakers to bring their own ideas to the theme, “Invented Here.” The result? A truly global conversation — from San Francisco to London to Beijing — celebrating strong, enterprising, change-making women everywhere.
Women are so often the creative powerhouses driving progress, and the active force crystallizing change in communities worldwide, and TEDWomen and TEDxWomen events are sure to provide groundbreaking ideas from such innovators. From small, local solutions to global movements, the power of women’s invention is visible in every region, in every field.
The full lineup of TEDWomen speakers is yet to be announced, but follow the TEDWomen Facebook and website for all updates.
To take part in this global conversation yourself, sign up to host a TEDxWomen livestreaming event, or find a TEDxWomen event near you to attend.
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TEDx’ers take in talks at TEDxSanJoseCA
This year, TEDGlobal — TED’s ultra global-minded twin conference — will be held from June 10-14 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The conference will bring together scholars, scientists, musicians, economists, policy makers, policy changers, theorists, technologists, and artists to talk the global remix shifting the world right now.
And TEDx has a ticket into day 3 of TEDGlobal 2013 —TEDxLive events! These events — TEDx events centered around a live webcast of TEDGlobal in Scotland — will take place on Wednesday, June 12, all across the globe, including events in South Africa, Pakistan, Greece, Romania, Mexico, as well as a host of other locations.
What do you do at a TEDxLive event? Gather with other people who believe that good ideas have the power to change the world, who love new technology, new research, new insights into the ever-evolving world around us; watch a lot of great talks; discuss and debate.
At TEDxLive events all across the globe people will be gathering in schools, cinemas, community centers, and auditoriums to watch TEDGlobal live at TEDxLive events -- and you should be one of them.
You can find a list of all TEDxLive events here — but, as a teaser, here are three TEDxLive events to look out for next Wednesday:
- In San Jose, California, TEDx’ers at TEDxSanJoseCA are taking over Santana Row Park in Silicon Valley to watch TEDGlobal outside on a giant screen — drive-in movie style — amongst the palm trees and perhaps even with a picnic or two.
- At TEDxDhakaLive in Bangladesh, the organizing team chose a smaller venue than usual to make their TEDGlobal viewing party more cozy, fun, and habitable for discussion. Believing TEDGlobal would encourage local youth and students to become more involved in community projects and be motivated to start movements of their own, organizers allocated 70% of tickets for young attendees.
- In Mexico, ideas will percolate when TEDxGuadalajara brings TEDGlobal to a local coffee shop. With their cappuccino and double-caff lattes, local TEDx’ers will be able to watch Session 5 of TEDGlobal — with talks by bees scholar Marla Spivak, science writer Sonia Sah, and neuroscientist Greg Gage. We’ve also heard the appetizers will be excellent.
Many events still have spots open to join in — click here to find an TEDxLive event near you to attend.