TEDxShibuya is founded by Haruko Nishida and Todd Porter, who have organized TEDxTokyo for a long time. TEDxShibuya would aim a new community for those who are inspired by TEDxShibuya talks and would like to create something new and good for our society and future starting from Shibuya.
Our theme this year is “origin” which translates into the very beginning of things and means route and source. We start TEDxShibuya at the EDGEof.
So excited to use this theme for the start of TEDxShibuya.
A pictograph of “Origin” represents the water streaming from a cliff. The venue of TEDxShibuya2018, EDGEof is close to Shibuya Crossing, so to speak the symbolic place where people or things come and go and new things occur.
We aim to become a place that various people meet and encourages them to act for making our community better.
Now we are very excited what will happen at TEDxShibuya with your involvement.
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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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 four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.