Welcome to TEDxLakeville!
On Monday, October 28th 2013, Lakeville will be hosting its first-ever TEDx conference. TEDxLakeville brings the spirit of TED—”ideas worth spreading”—to Minnesota, hosting some of the state’s most fascinating thinkers and doers to inspire attendees with fresh and insightful views on our theme, “The Next 100 Years.” Each featured speaker will deliver a 10-15 minute presentation, accompanied by a PowerPoint, on an idea related to the sub-categories of politics, education, and technology. With unique views on equally unique subjects, our line-up of speakers will ensure that every audience member leaves with insightful new information about topics related to their lives.
True to the format of traditional TED conferences, TEDxLakeville speakers will have 18 minutes to present a life-changing idea with persuasive words and ideas. TEDxLakeville provides a time to explore new ideas, be moved by visionary thinkers, and gain exposure to concepts you may not have ever seen before. TEDxLakeville is also a time to check-out from the day-to-day routine, and enter into an intellectual adventure. The presenter line-up will inspire attendees with captivating talks about the future of our community, our nation, and our world.
Free admission! There will be no tickets sold for the event; seating is first-come, first-serve. TEDxLakeville will be hosted from 7:30pm-9:00pm in the Lakeville South High School auditorium.
The goals of TEDxLakeville include:
• Providing inspiration and education to all attendees
• Bringing together thought leaders and innovators in both Lakeville and its surrounding communities
• Showcasing individuals, projects, and ideas worth sharing
• Fostering a community of individuals passionate about TED and its ideals
“What is TEDx?” — The answer from TED:
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 TEDxLakeville, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxLakeville 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.
Tweet about us! — #TEDxLakeville — We’ll have a live ”Twitter Wall” at the event, so your tweet might be lucky enough to show up on the big screen!