The University of Edinburgh and EUSA hosted our first TEDx event in Teviot Row House, on February 22nd 2013. In the spirit of TEDx, TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh 2013 explored the theme of ‘Global Challenges, Grounded Solutions’, unearthing the links between people, between communities, between the Global North and South, between the intellectual and the practical world. We live in an interconnected world where grounded connections help solve global problems.
We have since hosted TEDxUniversityofEdinburghChange, live streaming the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s TEDxChange on 3rd April, and are currently preparing for the TEDxUniversityofEdinburghLive simulcast of the TEDGlobal 2013 conference on 12th June.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At our 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, with a proper University of Edinburgh feel!