TEDxNicosia 2011 – The very first TEDx event in Cyprus

About TEDxNicosia

TEDxNicosia was born in quest for inspiration and dialogue instigation within our day-to-day lives here in Nicosia, Cyprus. It is the very first TEDx event presented on the island in 2011 as an initiative by our Founder, Marina Theodotou, bringing the TED like experience of ‘ideas worth spreading.’

Ever since our first full-house event themed Dream.Risk.Care.Live!, we were convinced that inspiration does exist and can thrive in Cyprus. The successful continuity of presenting leading thinkers, carried on in 2013 at our second event, RE-Think. RE-Generate.RE-Act.

TEDxNicosia is a non-profit initiative, organized and operated by a passionate and experienced team of volunteers. Everyone with their own superhero power, from logistics, to operational and supply chain management, to creative design and web development, to communication, film production and finance among others. All share a common drive to make a real impact in the community we live in.

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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. Selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps 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. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

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