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TEDxStendenUniversity 2017 - MIND BLOSSOM
As we are all been born we go through the different stages of our life. Stages in which we are not only physically growing but also in which our minds develop. Our environments influence how we think, what we like and what we know. From our everyday life we take away new experiences, new knowledge and process these new data. We even continue processing these new information and create new ideas. This is how our world functions, this is how technologies develop, this is how our minds start to blossom.
All this is not only transferable to us humans but also to plants, trees and flowers. As a flower blossoms every spring and shows its unexpected beauty, our organisation team wants to let your mind blossom and perceive the unexpected. By organising this event, we want to open up your mind and plant a seed in it, which will grow, develop and finally, blossom, introducing you to the new world and its perceptions. The TEDxStendenUniversity2017 organisation team wants to highlight the importance of openness to new approaches and in this way show you the world from different angles. We are not pointing out the right way of perceiving things, but we do want to show that the other side is existing as well.
Being open to the world, to the changes that happen, facing developments, future innovations and working with them, enables us and our minds to blossom just like the seed blossomed to a beautiful big tree.
TEDxStendenUniversity is an independently organized event focused on ‘Ideas worth spreading’. The event has been created by and for the community of the Stenden University of Applied Sciences. TEDxStendenUniversity offers a platform to unleash potential among students, staff, alumni and relations.
The aim is to offer an interesting and diverse program of speakers and artists from within and outside the Stenden community to contribute to a sustainable society.
About TEDx, 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, 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.
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.
The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps 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. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.