TEDxECUAD's mission is to bring together a dynamic group of thinkers and doers in a provocative setting that builds new connections to lead to progress and collaboration, and take participants to a next level of thought and action.
Themed "Bridging the Gap," this inaugural TEDxECUAD event will not only connect people and ideas but also mark Emily Carr University's transition to the Great Northern Way Campus, opening Fall 2017.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on 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.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollarTED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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What We aim to achieve
TEDxECUAD's mission is to bring together a dynamic group of thinkers and doers in a provocative setting that builds new connections that lead to progress and collaboration, and take participants to a next level of thought and action. We strive for:
The involvement of ECUAD's community as a base, representing 50+ countries and infusing Vancouver's local and international fabric
A custom-designed environment that is unique, unexpected, engaging and fascinating
The integration of ECUAD's core values of constant evolution, advancement in unique fields, and interdisciplinary experimentation
A refusal to end any decision with "good enough"