The Conversation Continues
Last December, the first-ever TEDWomen conference (hosted by Pat Mitchell) took a curated look at women through the lens of change agent, intellectual innovator, and idea champion; from twenty-six countries we gathered more than seventy speakers—Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Somali mother-daughter doctors Hawa Abdi and Deqo Mohamed, Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams, Egyptian-American blogger Mona Eltahawy, media mogul Ted Turner, and young roboticist Cynthia Breazeal, to name a few. On those days, more than 100+ self-organized TEDx events connected to the TEDWomen conference, enabling the live participation of over 10,000 people on every continent and in every time zone.
The Conversation Continues…
On December 1, TEDxWomen will reunite these vibrant communities to hear leading-edge innovators and powerful ideas from women and girls—and a few men too. Organizers of TEDxWomen events will watch the livestream of the Paley Center mainstage events, and have the opportunity to host their own local speakers on women’s issues.
The TEDxWomen stages in New York and Los Angeles will be connected and the speaker sessions simulcast to both locations so that attendees can experience an extraordinary program of speakers from both coasts. And of course, the dialogue will continue long after the conclusion of the conference, as the talks get released to the world online.
TEDxWomen will stream live from our stages to a global network of TEDxWomen events happening around the globe.
The audience in New York and Los Angeles is invitation-only, but you can find organize your own TEDxWomen conference or attend one in your area.
Organizing a TEDXWomen Event
Organizers of TEDxWomen events will watch the livestream of the Paley Center mainstage events, and have the opportunity to host their own local speakers on women’s issues.
If you’re interested in organizing a local TEDx event around TEDxWomen, learn more here. That’s also where we’ll be sharing the list of local events (most will be named TEDx[location]Women).
Attending a TEDXWomen Event
To attend a local TEDxWomen event, learn more here.
TEDxWomen December 1, 2011
Schedule (Eastern times shown, subject to change)
|11:00 am–12:30 pm||session|
|What is TEDx? |
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxWomen, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxWomen event, 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 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, 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.)
|About TED |
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.