Several TEDx Events will be happening worldwide on October 1 and one will be in Belize!
Belmopan City, Belize – September 29, 2015—The inaugural TEDxBelmopan will be hosted in Belmopan City at the University of Belize Auditorium on October 1, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A home to young leaders, innovators and change-makers, and an institute of learning, we believe this to be the ideal venue for TEDxBelmopan.
The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will include special presentations, TEDxActive Lab, TED Talks videos and will feature talks from invited speakers: Kalilah Enriquez, Janelle Chanona, Lisa M. Shoman, Tony Rath and Yasser Musa.
Feedback for the event has been overwhelming and spaces quickly filled up. Organizer Jeanelle Mencias said, “We have new messages in our inbox daily but can seat no more. To comply with TEDx rules, we can only host 100 attendees at our first event and we are currently at capacity.” Mencias also said this is the first of many, so keep an eye out for the next TEDx event in Belize!
TEDxBelmopan will be hosted under the theme “Changing the Conversation” in an attempt to prompt discussion on issues affecting Belize and the world at large. As the world advances, and Belize with it, this generation is more aware of the importance of changing the conversation on how we perceive and do things. It is our hope that attendees will be inspired and moved to dig deeper into these issues and continue the discussions long after TEDxBelmopan. Mencias said, “We are committed to creating an event where participants are challenged to communicate their passions in an exciting and engaging dialogue. Speakers will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas with attendees, encouraging the exchange of ideas and information.”
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.)
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, Nandan Nilekani, 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-dollarTED 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.
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.