Just a few quick shots from our event that highlight the exceptional ideas and energy of the day. Many thanks to all of our participants, special guests, speakers, event sponsors, and volunteers who made the day so outstanding!
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Sometimes, we wonder if our actions and our human energy matter. They do.
We showed this Beyoncé video from her special performance at the United Nations for the 2012 World Humanitarian Day as an example both of the human spirit and energy that helped to define our event, and because it has one of the most impressive 3D camera displays we've seen. Alas, we couldn't replicate it in our own event (imagine our event graphic in wrap-around!), so we'll let this video give you a sense of what we imagined...
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 TEDxCalgary, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxCalgary 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.
This event is not being organized by the TED conferences — this is an independently organized TED event.
This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.