TEDxIIT is Seeking Event Speakers, Student Volunteers

Organization of the second TEDxIIT conference, to be held on April 14, 2012, is in full swing.  This year’s TEDxIIT theme is “Gaining Momentum,” following last year’s “Breaking Through.”

TEDxIIT is seeking dynamic speakers with original ideas worth sharing, preferably from the greater IIT community (Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their networks).  If you know a speaker with an original idea or unique perspective that is gaining momentum?  Talk with him or her about speaking at TEDxIIT.  Read more about nominating speakers here.

Students interested in helping organize TEDxIIT are encouraged to attend the weekly meetings and follow TEDxIIT on Facebook.  TEDxIIT will hold regular meetings on Fridays at 10 am.  This week’s meeting on February 10 will be held in the IIT Tower auditorium (10 West 35th Street).  Student organizers are especially needed in the areas of website development and social media outreach.

If you are unable to meet but are still interested in being involved, please contact Info@TEDxIIT.com and let us know in what capacity you are interested in participating.We are grateful for your willingness to help bring TEDx to IIT, and we are looking forward to having a successful event!

Ameena Payne, Organizer
IIT Class of 2013 Business Administration

Amy Lee Segami, Co-Organizer
IIT Alumna BS ME; MS ME;

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxIIT, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxIIT, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, 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 TEDFellows 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.

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