In a first for Fiji, the inaugural TEDxSuva is set to bring local ideas worth spreading to Fiji’s capital on 23rd April.
TEDxSuva is the first TEDx event to be held a Pacific Island country and it will feature 7 local speakers
interpreting this year’s theme of Voyage.
Pacific people have always embarked on remarkable voyages across thousands of miles of ocean with only their sense and traditional knowledge to guide them. The voyages we will bring you on the stage are of a different, but equally remarkable kind to our ancestors’ across our oceans. These are the stories and voyages from within, the voyages that make new sense of old issues, the voyages that re-imagine our identity and the voyages we take when we act on our own calling.
This event will capture the essence of Fiji for the world stage of TEDx by showcasing not just the tourism image of our beautiful country but the depth, intellect, Pacific spirit and immense culture that permeates our land and people.
Applications to be one of the 100 audience members opens today at midday via the event’s website www.tedxsuva.com. Tickets are completely FREE but applications must be made online to be in the running to secure a ticket to the very first TEDx event in the Pacific.
Many people have heard of TED through watching TEDTalks online, and there has been a growing enthusiasm for a live TEDx event in Fiji.
“As TEDxSuva launches with a small line-up of speakers for a limited audience of 100, we look forward to laying the foundation for more Fiji-based TEDx events to come,” said Raijeli Nicole, TEDxSuva licensee.
“We are thrilled by the interest shown and the support of partners, volunteers and speakers, leaving us in no doubt that this event will lead to challenging and fruitful conversations.”
With free admission and only 100 seats allocated for the event, members of the public are encouraged to register by visiting the TEDxSuva website from 12pm today www.tedxsuva.com.
TEDx is a programme of local, live talk events produced by volunteer organisers who want to engage their communities and start important conversations. There have been more than 3,000 TEDx events globally since 2009.
All press requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org the official spokesperson for TEDxSuva is our Licensee Raijeli Nicole.
Difference between TEDx and TED events (background information)
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TEDx Media Liaison
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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. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at 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.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project,
which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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