TEDxImperialCollege: The Great Exhibition returns to South Kensington
On the 24th of March, Imperial College London will revive the spirit of the Great Exhibition when it hosts its first ever TEDx event. A full-day of exciting and inspiring talks will explore the connection between science, design, and innovation, and their impact on the human experience.
TEDxImperialCollege is inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851, which celebrated British innovation, ingenuity, and design. Held in the magnificent Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, the profits from its success went towards the foundation of South Kensington’s great institutions and museums.
TEDxImperialCollege takes place in the Great Hall at Imperial College London’s South Kensington campus, the beating heart of an area that includes the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal College of Music, and the Royal College of Arts; the perfect place to celebrate science and the arts.
With attendees including Imperial students, staff, and members of the general public, the audience will be a mix of the brightest young minds in the country and researchers at the frontier of human knowledge.
Our speakers include creative thinkers from the cutting edge of science and technology. The full lineup will be unveiled over the next few weeks.
TEDxImperialCollege takes place from 2pm to 7pm on the 24th of March at Imperial College London’s Great Hall. Registration for tickets open on the 10th of February. Ticket prices will be detailed when registration opens. Registration is necessary to purchase tickets.
About TEDx, x=independently organized event
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 an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.” The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono. TED was first held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson’s Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference, TEDGlobal; media initiatives, including TED Talks and TED.com; and the TED Prize. TED2010, “What the world Needs Now,” will be held Feb 9-13, 2010, in Long Beach, California, with a simulcast event in Palm Springs, California. TEDGlobal 2009, “The Substance of Things Not Seen,” will be held July 21-24, 2009, in Oxford, UK and TEDIndia will be held in November 2009.