What's Past Is Prologue
For The Last Four Years, TEDxConnecticutCollege Has Been Planning Events Large And Small To Bring Ideas Worth Spreading To The Connecticut College Community. Every April, We Put Together One Full Day Conference, With Speakers From Within Our Community And All Around The World.
The Theme For TEDxConnecticutCollege 2016 Is What's Past Is Prologue. We Are Defined By Our Collective History. What In Our Collective Past Has Given Us This Present? Faced With The Choices In Front Of Us, How Will We Shape Our Future? At This Year's Conference, We Will Be Diving Head First Into These Questions And Many, Many More. The Full Day Event Will Take Place On April 16, 2016 From 10am-5pm At The Cummings Art Center In New London, Connecticut. We Will Be Providing Breakfast And Lunch In Addition To A Post Event Soiree.
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TEDxConnecticutCollege was founded in 2012 with the theme Rethinking Progress, begging each of our 12 speakers the question: “What is real progress?” In 2013 the theme for TEDxConnecticutCollege was On the Shoulders of Giants, blending together concepts of collaboration with historical perspectives. In 2014, we journeyed from the steppe of Mongolia to Disney Studios under the theme of Not All Who Wander Are Lost. Last Year we discovered our inner brilliance and collaborative spirit with Genius Loves Company. Who knows where the future will take us next?
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.)
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 former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, Canada along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.