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What is TEDx?
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 TEDxConcordiaUPortland, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxConcordiaUPortland 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.
What is TEDxConcordiaUPortland?
It’s an independently organized and licensed offshoot of TED, you know, the huge speaking event with “ideas worth spreading”. The event where they provide a way for us to hear great ideas from thinkers who have an idea that is changing the world. The one where amazing individuals are giving an 18-minute or less “talk of a lifetime”.
Our theme for our 2012 event is "Becoming Extraordinary." Every extraordinary action in the world stemmed from an ordinary person. This year’s theme is designed to bring out each individual’s own extraordinariness. Through this year’s TEDx Talks, attendees will be inspired by real life examples of ordinary individuals who have been, done, or found their own extraordinariness to impact their world.