TEDxSãoTomé for the iPhone is a companion app for the TEDxSãoTomé conference held in São Tomé e Principe on June 25th, 2016.
-- Find out more about the speakers
-- Discover interesting attendees to meet
-- Be up to date on the agenda
What is TEDxSãoTomé?
In its fourth edition under the theme "Transcendence" is intended to reflect on the opportunities and methods available to improve our world and inspire us daily to break habits and change our lives, sharing new stories and experiences. Improving our "I". Join us on June 25 at the Pestana Hotel and watch the videos of TED and performances inspired by the passion that our speakers have for what they do.
TEDxSãoTomé aims to be a platform for raising the visibility of ideas with local impact and create a network that empowers entrepreneurs and change agents to make their projects happen. TEDxSãoTomé takes the name of the capital where it will be held – São Tomé, symbolizing the centrality, the sense of extended sharing and the need to "think global and act locally".
About TEDx, 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 an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.” The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.
TED was first held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson’s Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference, TEDGlobal; media initiatives, including TED Talks and TED.com; and the TED Prize.