I’ve heard about [a] ‘TED-like experience’ many times, but I didn’t know what it is. Now I recognize that the experience is available only when people believe that ideas [coming] together can change the world.
From the TEDxWomen blog:
It’s awe inspiring to think about all the women and men joining us all across the world for today’s TEDxWomen. There are over 100 events on every continent, in every time zone, enabling thousands of people to gather in community and experience the TED talks taking place in New York and Los Angeles, as well as their own local talks. We are amazed by the energy of all of our TEDx organizers and their dynamic, diverse communities.
Picture the women of TEDxNASAJSCWomen, gathered at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. They’ll be highlighting women speakers in the realms of engineering innovation, new scientific discoveries, and perspectives from space, including Julie Robinson, chief scientist for the ISS Program who will talk about experiments that can’t be done on earth including Dr. Keiko Nakamura-Messenger, the first Japanese female to the South Pole and discoverer of two new minerals!
Picture the women of TEDxBuslimWomen in Tripoli, Libya, which will actually take place tomorrow. They’ll hear from six local speakers on the theme of “be inspired.”
Picture the women of TEDxDirahWomen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, many of them students at King Saud University. Local speakers will include a library director, a researcher of biotechnology, and a writer on special education.
Picture the women of TEDxVasatanWomen in Stockholm, gathering in an old church that has been reshaped into a working office for Swedish entrepreneurs, and those of TEDxAmsterdamWomen, gathering at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Picture all of us, joining together to explore “ideas worth spreading” from some of the world’s most innovative, engaged, and charismatic leaders. It’s a genuinely global community and a groundbreaking moment. We’re so honored to be the catalyst for all of these conversations.