Coming Up Next, On TEDxPickeringStreet
As a species, we have survived countless conflicts, upheavals and disasters, we are survivors. And just as we have survived on earth, the earth has survived us. But is survival all that we are capable of?
The UN’s 2030 Agenda (alongside the Sustainable Development Goals) is said to be a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.
We can do more than survive. We can thrive and thrive together, people and planet.
With this theme in mind, we plan to explore ideas from diverse disciplines and perspectives related to the concept of thriving.
DATE : Saturday, August 4, 2018
TIME : 10am to 5pm
VENUE : Hort Park
Tickets go on sale in May 2018.
What is 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.
What is TEDxPickeringStreet
TEDxPickeringStreet is an independently organized TEDx event, licensed by TED. It is completely volunteer-run and financially supported by the generous help of fantastic corporate partners and ticket sales.
The event was born from the belief that language should be a barrier in the sharing of great ideas. While it originally began as a bilingual event, it is now a ‘language-blind’ platform where speakers of any and every linguistic background can come and share their ideas with the world. In addition to contributing to TED's vision for 'ideas worth spreading', we also hope to promote the values of inclusion, connection and play through our annual events.