Apr 27, 2011

TEDxGurneyDrive, 30th April

TEDx, an independently organized TED event is coming to Penang.

Yea, it is TEDxGurneyDrive, with The Island as the theme, featuring 9 speakers from different age and background. On Saturday, April 30thTEDxGurneyDrive: The Island will bring the experience of technology, entertainment and design to shape the Penang community with the powerful inspiration ideas. This local self-organized event will be create a new platform for the Penang sharpest thinkers and visionaries to inspire and become TED community. The memorable event will be held at Wawasan Open University Main Campus Theatre 2. The event will start from 8.30am to 2.00pm.

What Is 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 organize local, independent TED-like 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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