Hickory – A group of local volunteers are planning the sixth year of TEDxHickory, a full-day event to be held November 18, 2017 at the The Belk Centrum at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
The independently organized event — TEDxHickory — is licensed by TED and will feature a combination of live speakers and TED Talk videos that is sure to elevate the thinking and broaden the perspective of all who participate.
TEDxHickory is looking for speakers to present at this coming year’s event, under the theme “next.” And what’s next? It’s whatever is to come: locally, regionally, nationally internationally, even beyond. We want to know what’s next for Hickory, for technology, medicine, science, exploration, astronomy, philosophy, economics, education, music, writing, media, risk-taking, etc. The possibilities are endless. And we want to understand how to get to next, and why next is happening.
Anyone interested in speaking will be asked to provide talks that fall under the “next” theme – however broad or specific. Per the rules of TEDx, presenters are allowed to speak for no more than 18 minutes each. There will be breaks in-between sessions for discussions on the topics presented.
From now through September 18, those interested can apply online to be considered as a speaker at this coming year’s event. The application process asks for the topic of your talk, some general points you wish to communicate, and general contact information.
The application can be found online by visiting TEDxHickory.com. Presentations will be chosen based on how well they fit the idea of TEDx and the variety of the presentations for the day.
The TED Conference provides general guidance for the independent TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including the one being held in Hickory, are self-organized. TEDxHickory has been organized by local members of the community.
For more information about TEDxHickory or to purchase a ticket for the event, visit the web site at TEDxHickory.com.
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.