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South Lake Tahoe Welcomes TEDx To Inspire Local Thinkers and Doers
Aug. 3, 2016 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) South Lake Tahoe is opening doors for a new venture with TEDx, hosting the inaugural TEDxSouthLakeTahoe event, Oct. 5, 2016 (http://tedxsouthlaketahoe.com).
A local, independently organized event, TEDxSouthLakeTahoe is striving to create an environment which inspires individuals to think and engage on a community and global scale, much like what is expected from the popular phenomenon of TED. The public event will be held at the Loft Theatre, Oct. 5, 4-9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased (http://tedxsouthlaketahoe.com/attend) starting Aug. 29, 2016.
"We are thrilled to be hosting the inaugural TEDxSouthLakeTahoe event this October," said Robin DeSota, TEDxSouthLakeTahoe founder and curator. "At the core of the TED experience is the notion of Ideas Worth Spreading where speakers strive to inspire action, attitudes and lives. Lake Tahoe can be considered a microcosm for issues of national and global significance, so we will draw upon the sphere of influence in the region to share Ideas Worth Spreading."
Speakers from all disciplines are invited to apply to speak at TEDxSouthLakeTahoe. The following passions are especially requested: art and culture, environment, food, outdoor recreation, economy, technology, leadership and community. Speakers are encouraged to dream big and to not shy away from vulnerability, providing the audience with means to connect intellectually and emotionally. To apply or nominate someone for a TEDx Talk, complete the submission form online (http://tedxsouthlaketahoe.com/apply-to-speak).
TEDxSouthLakeTahoe also wants to create local partnerships that will play a big part in leading the movement of global ideas after the conference is over. Powerful resources in this event will make a significant impact on the sponsors' organizations, which will in turn contribute to the South Lake Tahoe community and beyond. Contributions can be made in the form of monetary or in-kind donations. More information is available (http://tedxsouthlaketahoe.com/sponsors).
TEDx events around the world have created revolutionary results and transformed communities, which is the goal surrounding TEDxSouthLakeTahoe.
Contact Robin DeSota, 775-790-0176 or [email protected]
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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on 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.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.