Guangdong Science Center
On December 5, go join the TEDxGuangzhou with 400 thought leaders from Guangzhou and beyond in a most exciting gathering of its kind ever. This event will be featuring award-winning photographer, internationally-acclaimed designer, independent thinkers, community artist and other inspirational speakers coming from different backgrounds, from both home and abroad, to share with you their stories.
It is hoped to achieve these goals by having this event:
* to make the voice of the most original and most creative heard
* to foster inter-disciplinary dialogue and thinking
* to engage our community of TED enthusiasts in meaningful conversations
What would be expected of this TEDx event?
15-minute talks, live performance, high tech demos and other interesting programs.
TED is an annual event where some of the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. "TED" stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it "the ultimate brain spa" and "a four-day journey into the future." The diverse audience of CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.
TED was first held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson's Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference, TEDGlobal; media initiatives, including TED Talks and TED.com; and the TED Prize. TED2010, "What the world Needs Now," will be held Feb 9-13, 2010, in Long Beach, California, with a simulcast event in Palm Springs, California. TEDGlobal 2009, "The Substance of Things Not Seen," will be held July 21-24, 2009, in Oxford, UK and TEDIndia will be held in November 2009.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
Our event is called TEDxGuangzhou, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxGuangzhou event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will be combined to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
When: 10:00am - 4:30pm, December 5th, 2009
Where: Guangdong Science Center
Please click official website for details: http://tedxguangzhou.com