About the event
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 a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, 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. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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 into more than 90 languages. 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. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and 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.
Why should you sponsor?
Without the generous support, both financial and moral, of our event partners TEDx Liège would not be possible. When we embarked on our TEDx journey it was paramount for us to have partners that shared similar philosophies to us, namely: community activism, transmitting of transformative ideas, the desire to foster cooperation and collaboration in our city, and beyond, and the willingness to take chances.
We haven’t finished our journey yet though and we are always seeking partners that have a passion for Liège and a passion to look at the hurdles we have as a city, and as individuals, to overcome. We are seeking organizations whose experience we can lean on, corporations whose ties we can utilize and groups whose visions align with ours.
If you feel you company shares these values please feel free to contact us.
Gregory Van Ass
GOTORO aims to accelerate the economic reconversion of Wallonia towards a new economy that is built on information technologies, entrepreneurship and innovation.
GOTORO is a nonprofit organization that currently unites more than 35 volunteers whom are active in various sectors, share the same entrepreneurial spirit and driven by the same passion for the city of Liege. Together, we unite our forces to create a larger and structured organization.
More information about GOTORO can be found on www.gotoro.be (in french)
GOTORO organizes about 40 events per year in Liège. Our events are TEDxLiège, PechaKucha Night Liège, No Fail No Gain, Startup Weekend Liège, Hive Made and others are coming.
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