TEDxGoodenoughCollege theme: Connections

A connection is a relationship between one or more things. It is the action of linking one, with another. It is when a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else in any number of ways. It can be physical, emotional, abstract, romantic, smart or even illogical. Over the last decade humans have connected in unprecedented ways. With social media and online tools facilitating communication, we have seen these transform everyday activities like planning a night out to having huge societal impact like facilitating entire revolutions. Science has also advanced the way we understand connections with the world and with other people, but also within ourselves and our nature and origins. It has answered old questions about where we come from as a people and a species, opened new questions as to why and how different parts of our bodies communicate, and elucidated what we are in our shared DNA with other species. In a time where people are ever more able to connect with each other and yet more are alienating themselves and others, we are in need of an exploration of all these changes.

Event info

TEDxGoodenoughCollege 2014 will take place on May 9th, 18:00 – 22:00. Sale of the tickets will start on the 19th of April at 12:00 am (for Goodenough members), and 25th April at 12:00am (general public). The tickets, £10 each, will be sold online, and the link to reserve the tickets will be provided here and through social media. There will be 100 tickets available and priority will be given to Goodenough College members.

Further details will be announced on www.tedxgoodenoughcollege.com and through social media.

This is a registered TEDx event, with a TEDx webpage available here: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/11953

 

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.