TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary 2013 “Historically Innovative” will feature more than the best and brightest minds of the Tribe sharing their passion, wisdom and innovations. You don’t become “the Alma Mater of a Nation” without fanning the embers of change. Speakers will discuss how new ideas, technology, and perspective can turn tradition on its head.
What: TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary – “Historically Innovative”
Who: Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the College
When: Saturday, March 30, 2012
Where: Miller Hall, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
How: Apply to attend (application available Wednesday 2/13). Any questions? Visit our FAQ.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that brings people together in a TED-like experience.
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TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary 2013 will feature some of the Tribe’s most passionate and innovative minds sharing ideas worth spreading.
Who: 100 members of the College community will gather to hear up to 9 live speakers and a variety of pre-recorded TED talks
Where: Brinkley Commons, Miller Hall, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
When: March 30th, 2013 from 2-5 p.m.
The theme of The College of William & Mary’s first TEDx event is “historically innovative.” You don’t become “the Alma Mater of a Nation” without fanning the embers of change. Speakers will discuss how new ideas, technologies, and perspectives can turn tradition on its head. There is no specific academic discipline or type of experience we are looking for – anything from a scientific discovery to a new form of digital storytelling can be considered historically innovative. The only requirement is that the speakers are in some way connected to William & Mary, whether by student, faculty, staff, alumni, or volunteer affiliation. We look forward to learning about the many ways William & Mary has fostered and attracted innovative individuals to its historic grounds.
The College of William & Mary’s location in the heart of Virginia’s colonial capital makes the theme “historically innovative” particularly poignant – as William & Mary has long played a role of the development of our nation – and directly ties to TED’s mission of producing innovative talks. The event is filled with spaces for open networking and the exploration of ideas. Speakers are strongly encouraged to engage and interact with attendees following each session.
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, 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. Beginning as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available for free at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), while TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles, interactive transcripts, the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, in which exceptional individuals with a desire to change the world are given the opportunity to turn their dreams into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping 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.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration
A limited number of tickets for TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary are available. To submit a conference ticket request, aspiring attendees must fill out the application on the Attend page for consideration. The application ensures that we’re capturing a wide range of people with fresh thinking and cool experiences. Completed applications will be entered into a lottery system that will assign them a spot in either the live TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary event or one of two livestream locations in Miller Hall. If chosen, applicants will receive an invitation in the mail. Applications will become available February 13th and will stay open until the limited number of seats are filled.
TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary is excited to announce the following nine innovative minds presenting at this year’s event:
Class of 2004
Blurring the Lines: Storytelling in a Digital World
Class of 2010
Innovation in Underserved Communities
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admission, Class of 2011
Making Herstory: The Importance and Societal Benefits of Educating Women
Owning Change: Community, Knowledge, and Development
AidData: Unleashing the Power of Data to Do Good
“…and, what could get you fired?”: How to think differently when designing a college course
Undergraduate Student, Class of 2013
Using Crowd Sourcing Technology to Change the Way We Save Lives
Myths about Religion
Graduate Student, Class of 2014
Respectful Inaction: Expecting Less and Less of One Another
Thanks for helping to spread ideas worth sharing.
TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary would not be possible without the generous support from our partners and friends.
Are you a company? Help make the first TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary the best example of what it means to come together as the Tribe. Contact Todd Van Luling if you would like to serve as an event sponsor.
Want to be part of the volunteer planning team? Join one of our four teams: Publicity, Logistics, Partnerships, and Speaker Relations. Updates on upcoming team meetings will be posted on our Facebook page.
The team bringing you TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary is a unique group of students, faculty, staff, and alumni formed under a college-wide committee. The Steering Committee is in charge of applying for the TEDx license, organizing event logistics, and managing team volunteers.
Meet the Team
Curator: Dimelza Gonzales-Flores ‘12 (M. Ed ‘13)
Co-Curator: Anna Mahalak ‘12
Publicity Team Chair: Bailey Kielarowski ‘13
Partnerships Team Co-Chairs: Todd Van Luling ‘13, Rebecca Silverstein ’14
Logistics Team Chair: Melissa Alim ‘14
Speaker Relations Team Co-Chair: Alex Cooper ‘13
Who is TED?
TED isn’t a who, it’s a what. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. The TED conference is an annual gathering of big brains and cool creators. Get the full story at TED.com.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has launched a new program TEDx to expand the ideals of TED around the globe. There have been over 2,700 TEDx events around the world.
Why is TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary limited to 100 guests?
Per guidelines for TEDx licensees who have not attended an official TED event, we are restricted in the number of live attendees. We hope to bring the campus community together in a livestream event and in an after party event, both of which will be open to all!
If the event is so small, how will attendees be selected?
A limited number of tickets for TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary are available. To submit for a conference ticket, aspiring attendees can fill out the application on the Attendees page for consideration. The application ensures that we’re capturing a wide range of people with fresh thinking and cool experiences. Completed applications will be entered into a lottery system. If chosen, applicants will receive an invitation in the mail.
Who is presenting at TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary?
It’s a mix of speakers you won’t see anywhere else. We’ll be announcing members of our top shelf line-up as we get closer to the event.
What time is the event?
The full experience is 1 pm-8 pm. The official conference is 2 pm-5 pm. You won’t want to miss the arrival and after party with art, music, technology and networking. The after party is still in the planning stages, but should run from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Where do I register for TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary?
Attendance at TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary is by application and lottery. Apply now.
Apply for a conference? Seriously?
Seriously. Space is limited for this event. We’re working to ensure the people attending the conference are as committed to the experience as the people presenting. If you have positive ideas for the world, you might be just the person we’re looking for.
Why do you end sentences with a preposition?
We like to keep you on your toes – about, to and from.
Can I perform or exhibit at TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary?
For more information about how to be a part of the Exhibit Hall at TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary, please visit contact Mel Alim at email@example.com.
Can I volunteer to help at TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary?
Sure. We need tons of help – from working registration to capturing the event with your lens. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I sponsor TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary?
Yes! Help support ideas, innovation, entrepreneurialism and inspiration (and get your brand in front of a lot of brilliant thinkers and doers). Please contact Todd Van Luling at email@example.com for information on becoming a TEDxCollegeofWilliam&Mary sponsor.
Who’s putting this shindig together?
This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.com. The event is being produced by a college-wide committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff.
Still have questions?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org