TEDxChange, happening on April 5, is being livestreamed all over the world on TED.com and TEDxChange.org. April 5 is a Thursday, which means that you’re probably at work with a bunch of meetings to attend. Lucky for you, the program is only 90 minutes, and it’s worth it — so reschedule your calls and take a long lunch break. The livestream airs at 5:30pm CEST (Berlin time), which translates to 12:30am Tokyo time, 9pm Mumbai time, 3:30pm in Dakar, 12:30pm in Brasilia, 11:30am Eastern and 8:30am Pacific time.
Here are three reasons (among many!) you should attend:
Get a grip on our biggest challenges. We hear a lot about how technology has made the world a very small place. At the same time, the solutions to common problems like climate change and global poverty seem overwhelmingly complex. “The Big Picture” is the theme for this year’s event, and the program will help all attendees understand the innovative solutions that can, for example, address issues of sustainability and social entrepreneurship at the same time. It’s a great way to get a handle on these almost incomprehensible problems.
TEDxChange is everywhere. With nearly 200 events in 66 countries, there’s a pretty good chance there is a viewing event near you. Find an event near you.
Melinda Gates, Jeff Chapin, Sven Giegold, Theo Sowa and Baaba Maal. Ok, they technically make it seven reasons — but they’re all speaking. Sven Giegold is a European parliamentarian and green industry advocate; Jeff Chapin is a product designer for IDEO; and Theo Sowa is interim CEO of the African Women’s Development Fund. Never seen Senegalese singer Baaba Maal perform? You should — and here’s your chance.
TEDxChange is happening on April 5th — nearly 200 events from around the world are taking part in the livestream from Berlin, to be shown on TED.com and TEDxChange.org at 5:30 PM CEST.
Here are three events to check out:
TEDxChisinauChange; Chisinau, Moldova. Featuring five local speakers who will focus on the theme: “Take the Challenge, Be the Change”. Learn more about this event
TEDxKhartoumChange; Khartoum, Sudan. Organizer Anwar Dafa-Alla has worked hard on the guest list for his event, looking carefully for “people who can openly listen and discuss the possibilities” of how to change the world. He adds that TEDxChange is “always a great chance to stay connected with the global network of phenomenal people.”
TEDxSowetoChange; Soweto, South Africa. Local speakers include Lee Swan, the first South African (and African) woman to reach the magnetic North Pole. The event will also be tackling major questions such as, “Why, as the developing world, should [African countries] continue to look to the West for our development needs?” Learn more about this event
Want to attend a TEDxChange event? There are TEDxChange events happening in 66 countries. Find one near you.
TEDxChange, convened by Melinda Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson, will focus on “Big Picture” thinking around our most complex problems — and their solutions.
In addition, nearly 200 events from 66 countries will be taking part, but if you still need a reason to attend an event, we asked some of the TEDxChange event organizers to complete the sentence, “the reason you should attend my event is…” in seven words or less. Here are their answers:
The reason you should attend my event is:
“To change the world…and drinks & snacks.” Patricia, TEDxSKEChange, Lebanon. Learn more about this event.
“To close your mouth, open your soul and listen without prejudice.” Giorgio, TEDxDubaiChange, United Arab Emirates. Learn more about this event.
“To be the change!” Elena, TEDxChisinauChange, Moldova. Learn more about this event.
“Much better together in Madrid than alone!” Antonella, TEDxMadridChange, Spain. Learn more about this event.
- 57 events in North America
- 43 events in Europe
- 31 events in Asia
- 26 events in South America
- 11 events in the Middle East
- 10 events in Africa
On April 5th, TEDxChange will be livestreamed from Berlin at 5:30 P.M. CEST on TED.com and TEDxChange.org. Find an event near you.