TEDx Speakers to be RevealedPosted: Updated:
Organizers of TEDxIndianapolis 2014 will unveil this year's speakers Friday. The event is expected to draw presenters from throughout the United States to speak on topics ranging from technology and entrepreneurship to art and design.
July 31, 2014
Indianapolis, Ind. -- Tickets for TEDxIndianapolis 2014 at Hilbert Circle Theatre also will be on sale at the event. Until Sept. 30, tickets are $69 ($79 with lunch). Beginning Oct. 1, tickets prices will increase to $79 and $89 respectively.
TEDxIndianapolis 2014 presenting sponsors are Big Car, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, The Heritage Group, International School of Indiana, Well Done Marketing, and Indiana Humanities. Additional sponsors include the Efroymson Family Fund; a CICF Fund; The Lacy Foundation; Hedges & Associates; Sparks; Gracie Communications; SmallBox and Kyle Communications.
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 TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 27 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives. At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.
The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.