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About TEDxThunderBay

TEDxThunderBay aims to bring speakers here from around the world who we might not otherwise have the chance to see, and to take the opportunity to showcase some of our own ideas worth sharing. The theme of the event is “What are we waiting for?” which encapsulates both these goals. We have a lot to share with the world, and the world has a lot to share with us. What are we waiting for, indeed!

Right now in these early planning stages, we are working out the details of what exactly this event will look like. A committee of local people from all walks of life are working together to create the best experience possible.

We need your help! Contact Us if you would like to help us organize this prestigious event. We are also looking for local speakers, so if you or someone you know has a great idea to share, the ability to turn it into a speech, and are willing to work with us to get that speech “TEDx-ready”, go to our Speakers page to apply or nominate someone else.

In the meantime, follow us on Twitter or Like our Facebook page to keep up to date on our progress.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in June!

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 http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.