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TEDxUNCAsheville is an annual conference independently organized by students at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. We aspire to bring together innovative thinkers from across the university and larger community to explore ideas for our collective future.
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.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.
The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.
The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration
The TEDxUNCAsheville teams are made up of UNCAsheville students and is the heart and soul behind our event. They choose the content and create the feel of the event.
The Content Team is the group of students who curates our incredible line-up of speakers and presenters. This brilliant team discovers, interviews, coaches, and inspires speakers who are either UNC Asheville students and faculty or Asheville natives. Without this brilliant team, TEDxUNCAsheville would not be possible. Kyle Cavagnini, a senior at UNC Asheville, leads the Content Team.
If you are interested in joining the Content Team, please contact Kyle!
The Design Team creates the brilliant look and feel of the TEDxUNCAsheville brand. All kinds of promo, crazy artistic antics, and elegant integration of the TEDx and TEDxUNCAsheville brands is created by this phenomenal team. The Design Team features graphic designers, social media gurus, photographic geniuses, and systems designers. The amazing Tim Scroggs leads the Design Team.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the Design Team, reach out to Tim!
The Atmosphere Team creates the open, friendly, and energized look and feel of the TEDxUNCAsheville event. Any kinds of interactivity you see at or before the event is dreamed up by the atmosphere team. This team has some of our most creative and versatile student volunteers. Mary Francis Kidd leads the Atmosphere Team.
If you are interested in joining this team of creative powerhouses, then contact Mary Francis!