is on October 19th, 2013.
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)
NYTimes Article: ‘A Conference that Makes Learning Free (and Sexy): http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/fashion/26TEDX.html?_r=2
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those 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, 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), and 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 and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes 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
Chris Anderson, Curator of the TED Conference Shares His Vision for TED:
TEDxRainbowStreet is introducing distinguished speakers, who will share with us “behind the scenes stories”, challenges, and accomplishments, that will motivates you to find your own thoughts and ideas to pursue.
TEDxRainbowStreet 2013 is the first occurrence of this event, under the theme "Amman in a Street".
Rainbow Street is one of Amman’s most unique streets. It was renovated with one goal which is creating “heritage attraction point” in Amman. It is considered by many the ideal location for anyone who simply wants to wander around and be inspired. Its wonderfully restored historic homes are intermixed with modern shops, art galleries, and bookstores; perhaps the best aspect of this street is that it has its own identity and distinct culture, a real true hotspot.
Amman in a Street is all about the energy and creativity that exists in a street with a wide mix of people, diversity certainly makes Rainbow Street and gives Amman a more interesting perspective. Connecting the down town to the center of Amman, the modern with old, creating a buzz about cultural events and generating inspiration to many people and businesses, all adds up a different piece to Amman's puzzle.
We are exciTED to share a blend of distinctive backgrounds and ideas that relate to a street, from the heart of Amman.