About TEDxTokyo yz

TEDxTokyo yz is an off-shoot of TEDxTokyo. Started with a conference in 2010, it is growing into a community of entrepreneurial and innovative young doers in the Tokyo area, dedicated to making a positive impact on society and taking concrete steps towards a sustainable future. In addition to following the spirit of TED’s “Ideas worth spreading,” we are motivating and enabling talented young people to make a difference as they are just starting their journey. We are doing this by sharing connections, information, forums, and inspiration.

While having comfortable overlap with the TEDxTokyo community, the yz participants tend to be younger and at earlier stages of their journey.

変遷し続ける現代において、私たちにできることは何か? 新しいライフスタイルとは何か?TEDxTokyo yzでは、その問いかけに独自の答えを提示する行動力のある10〜30代を焦点を当てています。それぞれが発信するアイデア、思想、プロジェクトのプレゼンテーションを通して最先端の「今」を見通し、新たな発見と可能性を見いだします。

また、世界を変えようとする参加者を呼ぶことで、彼らのアイデアの交流からアクションが生まれる場を作っていきます。TEDxTokyo yzは、傍聴型のカンファレンスではなく、スピーカー・参加者共に互いの思いをシェアする場所として機能させ、共感コミュニティを創り出します。

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.)

TEDxはTEDの精神である「ideas worth spreading」 のもとに世界各地で発足されているコミュニティーです。TEDxの x はTEDのコンセプトを受け継いだ団体であることを示します。米国で開催されるTEDのTEDTalksはオンラインで見られるものの、すべての人が招待制のカンファレンスに参加することは困難です。そこで生まれたのがTEDxです。TEDxのイベントは各地のスピーカーによる講演とTEDTalksのビデオの上映によって構成され、また参加者が個々にディスカッションを通してアイデアを共有し、横のつながりを広げていく場でもあります。世界中でTEDのコンセプトは広まりつつあり、現在60カ国以上にわたる都市でTEDxイベントが実施されています。

About TED

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. 

For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

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