Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TEDxDar 2010!!!

TEDxDar is happening May 22nd, 2010!!

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 in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. TEDx Conferences are licensed by TED.

So what is TEDxDar all about?

Well the TEDxDar mission is as follows:

to begin a process of public engagement and exchange of ideas in relation to innovation, society, culture, arts- a wide range of interdisciplinary issues that pertain to Tanzania at a local and global level. The forum is based on the belief in active discourse and public engagement in reaction to institutional constraints on creative development. The aim is to gather a wider array of individuals with various perspectives and specializations to hold TED-like 20 minute talks that will form the basis of a larger conversation.

In order to achieve what is set out by the mission, the conference is also going to be thematically arranged to have talks that focus on specific areas of relevance. The first set out theme is What would Nyerere do? and therefore what should we do (his response, an entirely different one a combination of the two?).

TEDxDar is calling for nominees of speakers that you consider to be relevant to this session theme. Nomination forms are available on the website.

TEDxDar will announce more session themes as time goes by. We encourage active engagement and public nominations. All announced themes may not necessarily be included as TEDxDar sessions, however they will feature as a characteristic of the established session.