Calling all Speakers, Performers and Stage Designers

Deadline to apply is March 15, 2016

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The theme for our 2016 event is TIPPING POINT. A Tipping Point can best be described as that magic moment when an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.

Our 2016 event will explore the tipping points happening right now in Charleston and around the world. We’ll discover and present today’s thinkers and leaders who are identifying, predicting or causing tipping points across a wide range of areas including technology, healthcare, education, race relations, the environment and more.

If you’ve been dreaming of speaking, performing or sharing your artistic expression on the TEDxCharleston stage, it’s time to take that first step toward making your dream a reality. This year we have a link where Youth speakers can apply. Youth speakers are typically age 9-18. We look forward to getting some great youth applications! The deadline to apply is March 15, 2016.   To apply, simply click on the buttons below:

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Speaking about the TED effect – CBS News

Whatever the topic, whenever an expert gives a TED Talk, millions around the world want to hear what was said. Which is why our David Pogue of Yahoo Tech is Talking Ted with us this morning: Every February, 1,500 people travel to Vancouver, Canada, for one of the most famous conferences in the world. They … read more

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What is TEDx?

TED created the TEDx program in the spirit of ideas worth spreading. TEDx is a far-reaching program of local, self-organized events happening on a global scale. These events bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCharleston, where x = independently organized TED event. At our event, TEDTalks video and live speakers 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.

Learn more about the TEDx program!

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Registration Closed for TEDxCharlestonLive

Thanks for your interest in attending TEDxCharlestonLive on Feb. 17!  Registration for this livestream event is now closed. Stay tuned for more upcoming events.

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