TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at 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.
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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.
Universities exist as pillars of knowledge and share similar values to those shared by TED. Many of the ideas conveyed at TED talks have been imagined, innovated and thought-of in a lab, research centre or classroom of a University. Universities around the world continue to create some of the most fascinating ideas worth spreading. TEDxUniversityofNicosia is the first University TEDx in Cyprus. The University of Nicosia is the leading private University in Cyprus and is actively involved in supporting events that contribute to making Cyprus a more knowledge-driven society.
Our speakers are planning outstanding multimedia presentations designed to elucidate and enlighten while our performers are preparing to awe us with their creativity.
What do we expect, and why? What surprises us, and why? Some of us dread the unexpected, some of us embrace it. And some of us pursue it…
Yes, the axe is incredible, a thick piece of triangular metal with a blade. It’s been perfect pretty much since it was invented. But we can continue to improve the handle, can’t we? The smaller innovations, while perhaps less obvious, are within our grasp.
Are any of us not living a digital life? Everything we do these days – work, meals, birthday parties, a 10K run…we can reduce it to a series of 0s and 1s and share it with each other. One day the only place we might find paper is beside a toilet.
The North Face tells us to never stop exploring, but we think Tennyson puts it best: "Come, my friends. 'T is not too late to seek a newer world…my purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset, and the baths of all the western stars, until I die."
It makes a cloudy day sunny. It makes the past present, the future visible…it takes us aloft. All you have to do is dream. It’s the flowerbed in which everything blooms.