TED is a group of the world’s most creative and inspiring thinkers. By forming a similar community at Nanyang Technological University, we hope to congregate innovative and socially conscious students and guests who are committed to bring a positive change in the society for better.
Through the event, we wish to expose potential change-makers in the NTU community and beyond to innovative speakers so that they can step into the world with dreams that matter, ideas that can change the world and a renewed power to follow their ambitions.
The first TEDxNTU event was held on March 26th 2011 at one of the most beautiful and architecturally inspiring university campuses in the world. Second event happened on October 15th 2011 at Marina Bay Sands, third one on March 17th 2012 @ Lee Kong Chian Lecture theatre. The fourth event happened in 2013 on ‘The Luck Factor’ and the fifth event on ‘Life – What’s the point?’ in 2015.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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