TEDxDelft took place on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the TU Delft Aula Congress Centre. How better to celebrate Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday than at TEDxDelft.
We got to bling our badges at the beginning and play a Da Vinci party networking game.
Da Vinci was known for his universal genius and we celebrated that, along with TEDx Delft’s five year anniversary. We celebrated things that are amazing, wonderful, weird, cool and genius. A full day of speakers shared ideas ranging from curing cancer to fixing the music industry.
I love the chance to meet up with speakers in the breaks.
My own Google photo album for 2016 TEDxDelft is here
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, 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-dollarTED 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.
More information on the TEDxDelft website: http://www.tedxdelft.nl.