Archive for month: February, 2015

How to cultivate a happy volunteer team: Advice from veteran TEDx organizers

The key to a great TEDx event? Not just a great stage or great speakers, but great volunteers, making the entire event possible. We asked veteran TEDx organizers Dylan Wilks of TEDxVictoria, Reza Ghiabi of TEDxTehran, Samir Beshry of TEDxYouth@Alexandria and [...]

Can economics make the world a better place?

In school, economist Kate Raworth was discouraged by typical models of economics — those that seemed to her to squish the subject into a perfect, simplistic circle of work and pay and spending, without taking into account the shifting world [...]

Introducing the TEDxAthens Human Grid

In Athens, Greece, the team at TEDxAthens has collaborated to create the Human Grid — an interactive, online map tracking the people and organizations making waves in the Athenian community. Virtual push pins dot the map, visually mapping out the [...]

We asked you: 10 TEDx organizers share how they find speakers for events

Talks on science, space, and dung beetles. Talks on philosophy, medicine, and folding paper towels. Every day, all over the globe, TEDx organizers are tirelessly working to find inventive, ingenious speakers ready to bring talks to life. We asked 10 TEDx [...]

Scaling a mountain, kayaking the Mediterranean — the extreme ways TEDxAthens announced their speaker line-up

After three wildly successful TEDx events, the team at TEDxAthens was faced with a challenge — how to bring something fresh and exciting to their 2013 event.  “At TEDxAthens, we always like to try new things, be innovative and disruptive [...]