TED is a global foundation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading which brings together some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share what they are most passionate about. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design – three broad subject areas that are, collectively shaping our future. Since then, its scope has become ever broader, showcasing ideas that matter in any disciplines – science, arts, global issues, media, architecture, music and much more. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a journey into the future”. The diverse audience – CEOs, scientists, Philanthropist – is almost as extraordinary as the speaker, including Bill Clinton, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, etc.
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. There have been over 3000 TEDx events to date. 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. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on community-by-community basis with the purpose of inspiring innovation, thought, leadership and visionary insight.
This is the first TEDx event in Sumatra. We want to bring visionaries, innovators, problem solvers, doers, funders, connectors and their community into one space. We want to expose them to brilliant ideas. With all of these people gathered in one space. It’s inevitable that sparks will happen, ideas will find momentum and rise, and positive change will take birth. A seed that can push boundaries, and reinvent our local society. This is our dream for TEDxKesawanSquare. And we want you to be part of it.