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…where change is much more than a word
TEDxIoanninaChange invites you to join a stimulating event, where change is determined against the backdrop of today’s (re-defined) needs and developments.
So what is TEDxChange?
TEDxChange 2012 is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson, TEDxChange will focus on issues regarding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers.
The TEDxChange team works with TEDx organizers around the world to help facilitate meaningful discussions on topics such as vaccines, polio, malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal and newborn child health, and agricultural development.
This year’s TEDxChange will be held on the 5th of April 2012, in Berlin and carries the name “The Big Picture”. Featuring talks by some of the world’s most inspired thinkers and doers, this TEDxChange aims at taking a step back and applying new perspectives to big picture issues. Why, as a global society, should we continue to invest in overseas development? How can we work across borders and political boundaries to bring about positive change? And what returns can we expect on our investments?
And what will happen in Ioannina on 5th of April 2012?
Our event is called TEDxIoanninaChange, and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on April 5th that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2012.
TEDxIoanninaChange offers you the chance to watch well recognised speakers giving talks live on the TEDxIoanninaChange stage. The talks will focus on health and development but will also have a local element. The same TEDx pattern applies here as well. Talks of 18 minutes length each, full of passion and ideas worth spreading. And of course a number of satellite events outside the venue will make your day an experience you will remember for a long time and want to talk about with friends.
In addition to the live speakers, there will be also live broadcasting of the main TEDxChange held in Berlin starting at 18:30 (Athens timezone). Similar to what will happen at the TEDxIoanninaLive event, you will enjoy a cinema-like experience presented to you by the event’s host Chris Anderson who will introduce us to the speakers and their talks on issues concerning global health and development.
Become part of it!
TEDxIoanninaChange will be held at the auditorium of Historical Archives – Museum of Epirus which is located inside the Ioannina’s castle.
Details on the events have not been announced yet. Until then we encourage you to watch previous TEDxChange talks here or visit our blog to see our team’s favorite talks and be kept updated with the latest news about TEDxChange.
And remember that you don’t have to be a doctor or an expert related to health and development to watch the event. All it takes is willingness to learn, openness to new ideas, perspectives, conversations and interactions. After all, what is really wonderful about “ideas” is that although they are nothing more than a shape of words in one’s mind, their value is priceless. And TEDxIoanninaChange is here to offer you inspiring ideas, ideas worth ‘experiencing’, ideas worth spreading.