Join Honor Program Students in exploring “What's Next?” with multiple ideas, themes, and presentations, segmented into three sessions. Presentations are 18 minutes or less in duration, designed to remain true to the format of the TED conference.
What’s the Next Step in innovative ideas and choices for those engaged in making positive changes in our environment, education, social change, politics, health, sustainability, happiness and relationships? When one looks at the glass half full, they can engage and connect with others who share their enthusiasm for growth and change. The theme of this course and conference is that the more we can gather together to listen to one another, consider alternatives to solving problems and work together, the better off our world will be. The Next Step is all about Ideas Worth Sharing.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
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).