Theme: The Missing Link

The universe is an interconnected whole. From the ingredients of the human body to the dark matter, connection is existential. There lies a whole gamut of possibilities for these connections even though we are yet to figure out how it all works. These, we call The Missing Links. Whether this connects people, energy, evolution, gravity or knowledge (ideas), we stumble upon these unexplained missing links, which govern our very existence. We are drawn by their elusiveness and their power to shine light towards the unknown and open new realms. Our history, present and even future is filled with vivid examples where missing links were, are and will be tools to carve way for societies and the sciences. In spite of all the knowledge on thousands of human languages, we still have many unknown connections between many of them. The digital communication era linked us together, yet it created space for something else missing in our lives. The businesses and politics, which govern the world, establish vast numbers of connections, yet they leave many missing links in their execution and understanding. The mystery of our biological, evolutionary and philosophical origin, as well as the way we behave, both biologically and socially conceal a vast number of undiscovered relationships. All these missing links drive us forward, as a society, as researchers and as individuals, and as such a pertinent drive, they demand our undivided attention.

 

Event info

TEDxGoodenoughCollege 2015 will take place on May 15th in the Great Hall in London House, Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2AB.

This is a registered TEDx event, with a TEDx webpage available here.

 

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxGoodenoughCollege, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxGoodenoughCollege 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. More details about the TEDx program are available on the TED web site.