After a successful first event in 2015, the TEDxBelmopan team is delighted to announce that it will be hosting its second TEDxBelmopan conference on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 in Belmopan. For this year’s conference, our platform is “CELEBRATE!”, aimed at highlighting positive developments, stories, and ideas worth spreading in Belize.
Our 2017 event will celebrate the achievements of Belizeans – thinkers, visionaries and the most fascinating teachers, young and old – while providing a cross-disciplinary platform where they can inspire and share their narratives.
TEDxBelmopan is a local, independently organized event licensed by TED that provides a platform for the world’s leading thinkers and doers to congregate and share what they are most passionate about. At its core, the fundamental goal of TED is to foster and spread great ideas.
With the support of volunteers and the generosity of local community partners, TEDxBelmopan was able to accomplish a highly successful event. The inaugural event, which featured five speakers, namely Janelle Chanona, Kalilah Enriquez, Yasser Musa, Tony Rath and Lisa Shoman, saw the attendance of 80 participants from across the country. Talks encompassed the event theme of Changing the Conversation and included ideas on art, media and photography, the environment, and women. [2015 TEDx Talks]
TEDxBelmopan is an invitation-only event, which means spaces are secured by applying to attend our 2017 event. Spaces are free and limited as there are only 100 available seats (as stipulated by our TEDx license) for this event. Opportunities to volunteer and sponsor our event are also available on our website.
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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.)
About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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About TEDx 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. There have been over 3000 TEDx events to date.