TEDxMileHigh exists to spread big ideas and elevate inspired citizenship in Colorado. It is a community of thinkers and doers, ideators and creators, activists and enthusiasts. TEDxMileHigh showcases innovative Coloradans, no matter the sector, who each give the ‘talk of their life’ around the power of ideas. This diverse group of thought leaders and innovators educate, inspire, and stimulate change with the ultimate goal being deep discussion and action across our communities.
TEDxMileHigh is made possible by the work and effort of the broader community: inspiring attendees, the efforts of thousands of hours from a large, committed team, deep involvement from partners and sponsors, and a wealth of brilliant innovators in Colorado who donate their time, energy, and talents to contribute to “Ideas Worth Spreading.”
Want get involved?
There are many opportunities to get involved with the TEDxMileHigh community. First and foremost, engage with us by attending TEDxMileHigh: Values + Instincts. This is the best opportunity to understand exactly what we are doing in the Mile High region—that is, working to accelerate innovation and social impact in Colorado. There will be 2000 attendees from all sectors in attendance at the event. Come prepared to discover, learn, and be inspired!
Second, interact with us on Facebook and Twitter, join our LinkedIn network, and follow our blog. We try to provide consistent, quality content year-round online, and hope that you will join in on the conversation. Feel free to ask us questions, make comments, and open a dialogue!
Third, nominate an individual with a big idea worth spreading. There are many brilliant, inspring individuals living in this state and we need your help to find them! Please visit the page at tedxmilehigh.com/speakers to nominate and to learn more about the leaders, innovators, and performers who have spoken or performed in our previous events.
Finally, visit tedxmilehigh.com/contact to learn more about volunteer opportunities and to contact us directly. We never shy away from conversation!
What’s happening in 2013?
April 12, 2013 – TEDxYouth@MileHigh. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 – TEDxMileHigh: Values and Instincts
November 30, 2013 (unconfirmed) – TEDxMileHigh Women
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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visithttp://www.ted.com/registration
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