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About TEDxIndianaUniversity

TEDxIndianaUniversity is a conference to be held at Indiana University Bloomington on October 29th that brings together innovative thinkers from across the university and larger community to explore ideas for our collective future. The 2016 event will be the second TEDx event at Indiana University, and will continue to be an annual event since our 2015 inaugural event, “Eyes on the Stars, Feet on the Ground” . The TEDxIndianaUniversity officers obtained licensing from TED as well as Indiana University, and have garnered support across campus from a variety of schools and departments.

At TEDxIndianaUniversity, innovative thinkers from both our university and the greater community, will discuss their approaches to some of humanity’s fundamental concerns. As a University that grants students with the skills necessary to succeed both in their careers and lives, TEDxIndianaUniversity seeks to enrich that experience outside the classroom with inspiring talks and performances showcasing talent within the University and beyond.

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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 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 or less. 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, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October 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. 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.

Follow TED on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TED.