Stephen Hawking, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are just some of the famous names who have shared their entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and first-hand experiences at TED events worldwide.
TED is a nonprofit organisation that is committed to ‘ideas worth spreading’. Back in 1984, the first TED conference brought together people from three worlds; technology, entertainment and design to share ideas and learn from one another.
To bring the TED experience to a wider audience, TED created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience, where the X stands for independently organised TED event. TEDx has run over 12,100 events worldwide in 190 countries with talks translated into 49 languages.
We aim for TEDxGlasgow to showcase the very best, and most current, ideas generated in Scotland and more specifically Glasgow, to a global and enlightened audience, in the hopes of bringing about systematic change. We do this by bringing together amazing people who have influence, power and the ability to bring about this change in the fields they work in. We can use the TEDx platform to access knowledge and shared learning, projecting forward the best in Scottish innovation and advancements. We have already succeeded in drawing the attention of the global TED community, having secured over four million views for a single previous speaker – Gary Wilson.
“TEDxGlasgow is a catalyst and convener of ideas worth doing that will have both a local and global impact.
“Our aspirations are for the people of Scotland, to showcase and support their innovative work and to bring fresh perspectives from around the world which will make our country a better place now and for generations to come. We can only achieve this with the collaboration, guidance and support of key partners, volunteers and the leaders of our society and we welcome you to join this call for action.”
Without our dedicated and passionate team of TED fanatics and volunteers we would not be able to deliver the world-class events that we do. Every year hundreds of volunteers support us in achieving new heights.
Meet the leadership team coordinating all these volunteers and running the organisation year-round:
- Curator – Gurjit Singh Lalli
- Lead Project Management – Iain Delworth
- Lead Comms & Marketing – Cat Leaver
- Lead Partners – Pauline Houston
- Lead Event Management – Joanne Lynn
@CM_Glasgow thanks guys! Looking forward to seeing you there
@the_drama_box indeed, the big unveil 👌
@the_drama_box also will be announced (with venue, date, etc) on 2nd Feb - big date for exciting news 😊🎉
@the_drama_box hey Kirsten, public call for speakers will open 2nd February 😊