What is TEDxAberdeen?
TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED now shares ideas from a broad spectrum of disciplines — science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, which is a program of local, self‐organized events that bring people together to share a TED‐like experience.
Our event is TEDxAberdeen.
2021 will be our inaugural year and conference, and we plan to host 100 attendees at the Aberdeen Arts Center for a full day of connection and big ideas.
The (hopefully!) annual event will feature live speakers and TED Talk videos that spark deep discussion and connection among the attendees. The speakers come to the Aberdeen City Centre from city, shire, and beyond, and share 18-minute talks on their best, world‐changing ideas, through the lens our of annual theme: “New Ways of Seeing Old Things.”
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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.