leaders from around the local area and the country will share their
insights and perspectives on the value of going “against the grain” to
do something unconventionally at the next TEDxNapaValley conference
scheduled for March 30 at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy., Napa.
Featuring a line-up of intellectual leaders,
pioneers and innovators from all professions, TEDxNapaValley’s March
2014 theme — "Going Against the Grain; Embracing the Unconventional" —
is designed to spark conversation and insight debate about when and why
we should ignore the status quo.
Sometimes a venture into uncharted territory is fueled by a hardship that must be overcome. Other times, it’s driven by a vision - a conviction to take goals and dreams to the next level.
events are about powerful and stimulating talks that spur thought and
discussion, and ultimately action," said co-curator Sandina Bailo. "We
believe our theme will draw some interesting speakers for our event who
have approached things differently. After a successful, sold-out event
last December, we hope everyone will save the date in anticipation of
another great exchange of ideas."
TEDx was created by the nonprofit organization TED, which began more than 25 years ago to bring together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Since then, its scope has become ever broader with a mission of sharing “ideas worth spreading.”
At TEDx events, a combination of live presenters and screenings of TED Talks videos spark deep conversations and connections among attendees and presenters. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. Events each year have a common theme and talks are limited to 18 minutes or less.
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Those interested in speaking at the event in March 2014 must submit an application: http://www.tedxnapavalley.org/speaker-application/
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TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to
organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live
speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks
from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.
The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.
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