A New Horizon

The theme for our next event is A New Horizon. In a time of much uncertainty and flux, what new ideas and opportunities are on the horizon – and how will this change the status quo? What new areas for exploration will become possible – and how will we make the most of them? What paradigms may need to be broken down before we are able to successfully more forward?

We are entering a time of change and it may be easy to rush ahead – yet how can we best prepare to step into new territories which may still be ambiguous, unclear, or hazy? With any change comes the need to first reflect and acknowledge what we are yet to know, and what we must better understand – in order to ensure that first step is authentic, confident and true?

We encourage those who wish to apply to speak to explore their idea through the filter of the theme A New Horizon. Submitted ideas should be based principally on, and remain true to, the speaker’s unique evidence and experience on which their ‘idea worth sharing’ is based – however we invite them to consider our theme as a lens through which to focus their idea, within the context of our event.

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.)

About TED

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.