TEDxFolkestone is returning on June 23rd 2018 at the Quarterhouse, Folkestone, after a successful inaugural event in 2017. The search is now on for Kent people who want to share their inspirational stories and insight as part of the 2018 event. The TEDxFolkestone conference aims to champion inspiration, innovation, collaboration and leadership across the community and Kent businesses.
Courage to Step Beyond
The theme for the 2018 conference is ‘Courage to Step Beyond’. Potential speakers are encouraged to offer a personal interpretation of this and apply it to their own insights, experiences and stories.
With courage, people can push past the boundaries created by fear to achieve extraordinary things and discover they personally possess almost unlimited potential to achieve. With courage, we can all reach beyond our comfort zone, to develop and grow.
Ideas are needed to fuel innovation in today's fast-changing world. They can come from anywhere, and anyone. TEDxFolkestone offers an important platform to share new ideas and inspiration.
About TEDx, x = independently organised event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a programme of local, self-organised 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-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx programme, but individual TEDx events are self-organised. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organisation 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- organised TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows programme, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.