What is TEDx
TEDxBreda is a local gathering dedicated to ideas worth spreading. It is a conference event of an afternoon and evening. Central to this conference are short talks and acts (max 18 min). The topics are very diverse. Also, in the spirit of sharing ideas, there is a lot of time to interact with speakers, TEDx team members and other attendees. It is a great place to get inspiration, to meet new people and to get to know our world and the future a little bit better.
TEDxBreda is made possible by our wonderful team of all volunteers and of course our generous partners and sponsors. It doesn’t include any commercial, religious or political agenda. The goal of TEDxBreda is to spark conversation, connection and community. We at TEDxBreda find it very important that our local community benefits from this event. That is why we involve local speakers, partners and attendees while organizing this event.
We love Breda and we want Breda to love TEDx!
TEDx is completely organized in the spirit of TED, the big international conference. TED is known for its popular website www.ted.com. TED was the father of learning through online video and has sparked a revolution in how education is approached.
All TEDx’s have to get a license from TED, but they remain independent. TEDx is like TED’s little brother. There are many TEDx’s worldwide. For example: TEDxSydney, TEDxKrakow and there was even a TEDxAntartica.
So what does the main event look like?
Our TEDx starts in the afternoon and in the program you can count on a numerous of combination of all sorts of talks, performances and videos. The talks can be ranged from humorous to philosophy to design. The performances can also be as diverse; music, dance, magic, you name it. The videos consist of TED talks, recorded at one of our brother TEDx’s’.
It is a dynamic program with several breaks. We make sure you won’t have to sit that long, because we also want you to interact with the crowd, the members and the TEDxBreda speakers. These breaks are great opportunities to meet interesting people and to brainstorm how the ideas can be applied to Breda. Of course there will be great food and drinks as well. We will make sure not only your brains get enriched, but when you leave you will also have a warm heart and a full belly!
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 TEDxBreda, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBreda event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine 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.