A Recent TEDxManitoba Press Release

For Immediate Release:

- Only 100 People will be selected to attend – Application now open to public -

Winnipeg MB (November 2, 2010) Organizers of TEDxManitoba have confirmed the independently produced TED-like event will take place February 15th, 2011 at the Park Theatre.  With a focus on the emergence of culture, technology & community, the day-long conference will feature 12 – 15 leading thinkers, innovators and artists from around the world, having already announced Science Fiction Writer, Robert J Sawyer, Professor and Graduate Director of the Instructional Design & Technology program at the University of North Dakota Rick Van Eck, and Technology Officer for Microsoft Canada Co. John Weigelt.  For more information on speakers go to www.tedxmanitoba.com.

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 live speakers and TED video content 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.

In order to create an intimate setting for more interaction, conversation and connections with the speakers, organizers of TedxManitoba have limited attendance to only 100 seats. That being said, this event is open to anyone who is passionate about spreading ideas in the spirit of TED. Applications are now being accepted online at www.tedxmanitoba.com and are due November 15, 2010. The event attendees will be selected and announced shortly thereafter.

For those not attending the event, TEDxManitoba will be streamed live online, and also at locations in communities around Manitoba.  Check website for updated information.

About 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 host local, self-organized 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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Website: www.tedxmanitoba.com
Twitter: TEDxManitoba
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TEDxManitoba

For additional Information Contact:
Shauna Jessiman
Media Relations, TEDxManitoba
media@tedxmanitoba.com

What is TEDxManitoba?

Watch and learn!

Announcing the TEDx Manitoba Theme: “Emergence: Culture, Technology and Community”

We knew it was important to choose a broad, yet fascinating topic, so after much discussion among the TEDx Manitoba volunteer committee members, “Emergence” seemed like the perfect fit.

Intelligent systems born from interaction.

Emergence is happening everywhere. Over time, small, interconnected, and seemingly disorganized occurrences and interactions formulate to produce complex and intelligent systems.

Clouds are not regular but are never a mess.
But it is difficult for us to describe that kind of order.

- Alan Watts, Philosopher

We believe the theme “Emergence” will spark some great ideas and discussions with our speakers, the attendees, and within our community.

So what does “Emergence” mean to you? Please share your story in the comments.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxManitoba, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

To learn more about TEDx, please visit www.ted.com/tedx.