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TEDxVancouver 2014, Get Ready to TILT
|By Marketwired .
|June 3, 2014 01:30 PM EDT
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/14 -- Editor's note: There is one photo associated with this press release.
After a brief hiatus, TEDxVancouver is back in its 5th edition at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Saturday, October 18, 2014. This will mark the largest TEDxVancouver event in history. Attendees can expect an inspiring, thought-provoking program designed to awaken curiosity and shift perspectives.
This year's theme is TILT, a concept that challenges the status-quo and the engrained patterns of the human psyche. Pushing our comfort zone creates openness and provides space to shift perspective. The result? Triumph. Change. New outcomes for possibility.
"Something remarkable happens when you face your fears and test your limits, whether it's leaping from an airplane at ten thousand feet or that last deep inhale before taking the stage. TILT transpires the moment you make the move. You plunge away from what is comfortable to conquer barriers, real and imagined. This year's event experience is designed to amplify perspective shifts that occur when we choose to tilt," says Jordan Kallman, president of TEDxVancouver.
"TEDxVancouver 2014 is about inspiring different outcomes. Above and beyond an incredible line up of speakers, we are planning on maximizing the social interaction and networking experience for attendees. Through unique breakout areas and a few surprises that will be revealed the day of the event, attendees will have the chance to participate in a deeper level of community engagement."
In the coming months, the organizers will reveal the speaker lineup and ticket information. Mark your calendars and get ready to TILT.
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. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/ registration.
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