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 TEDxTwenteU, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTwenteU event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
The theme of TEDxTwenteU 2021 is Outsmarting Ourselves, inspired by human beings’ ceaseless quest for solutions to the optimization of every aspect of society. How can we provoke more advancements amongst humankind? How can we harmonize with other living beings? How can we truly comprehend our inner-self? Or how can we apprehend the dynamics of our surroundings? Millions of matters are questioned on a regular basis, yet on a varied scale, by ordinary civilians or by specializing researchers. Nevertheless, they all gravitate towards one single pursuit: to improve, to enhance, and to excel. This event does not strive to bring forward an all-inclusive guide on improving ourselves, other individuals, or society. We believe that being far-fetching is a formidable obstacle to improvement. Yet, this event is our concerted attempt to present some modest yet share-worthy aspects, which will evoke and inspire insights into further development.
Aware of the volatility of Covid-19 regulations, we have decided to organize TEDxTwenteU 2021 entirely online on 20th March 2021. This year, we aspire to make the “ideas worth sharing” accessible to 500 participants thanks to a highly interactive streaming platform. For detailed information, please check our website and follow our social media.