TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is the
perfect platform to bring together creative and passionate minds to share their
knowledge and ideas that inspire with our university and the surrounding
According to the TED website, “Created in the
spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed
to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate
dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully
planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. MORE.
The TEDx ArcadiaUniversity 2014 Theme this year
is Feeding America.
The film, "A Place at the Table," is
an important documentary that confronts the issue of hunger in America and the
fact the forty-nine million Americans, including one in four children, go
hungry every day. Given the references to hunger, food insecurity and nutrition
and the role it plays in the development of the whole person, the subject of
hunger became the basis for theme for this year’s conference. The term
"Feeding America," refers to “feeding” in the broadest sense of the
word; In other words feeding the
belly, and the mind as well as the soul. The dynamic speakers who have been invited
to present at the conference are from a variety of professions, including the
health care industry, academia, the hunger–related organizations, publishing and
the performing arts.
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.)