In 2012, for the first time ever, the TED Prize went not to an individual, but to an idea on which our planet's future depends: the City 2.0. Coinciding with the TEDCity2.0 anchor event, TEDxCity2.0 is an initiative in the spirit of TEDxYouthDay, TEDxChange and TEDxWomen.
On September 20th, 2013, the TEDx platform will harness the power of people across the globe to encourage them to host a TEDx event featuring the local innovators, organizers, stewards and builders of their cities, called TEDxCity2.0 events.
Speakers may focus on official City 2.0 themes, including Art, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Play, Public Space, and Safety -- all elements whose presence will dictate the success of our future cities. Events may also include one or more sessions of TEDCity2.0 -- the TED-hosted event coinciding with the TEDxCity2.0 initiative.
TEDCity2.0: Dream me. Build me. Make me real. is a day-long TED event for urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders - with live speakers, global conversations and activities.
TEDCity2.0 will commence on September 20, 2013 at The Times Center in New York City from 9am-5pm EST, featuring an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers including 2012’s City 2.0 Award winners. Hosted by Chris Anderson, John Cary and Courtney Martin, the four-session event will surface stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe. TEDCity2.0 will focus on how bright ideas turn into collective impact—through talks, breakout sessions and satellite events globally. The event will be livestreamed for free around the world.
TEDCity2.0 dates and times
September 20th, 2013
All times EST
- Session 1 - Redefining Citizen: 9 - 10:30am
- Session 2 - Reinventing Urban Experience: 11 - 12pm
- Session 3 - Reimagining the City: 1:30 - 3pm
- Session 4 - Redrawing Geographies: 3:30 - 5pm
Rules/Guidelines for TEDxCity2.0
The following additional guidelines apply as well as the standard TEDx rules:
A TEDxCity2.0 event must occur on September 20th, 2013. A TEDxCity2.0 license expires immediately after the event happens, and can only occur on September 20th, 2013.
Your TEDxCity2.0 event must maintain the spirit of TED itself: cross-disciplinary, focused on the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.
If you are a first-time TEDx licensee, the official name of your event is TEDx(LocationName): we consider locations as city, town, neighborhood and street names. Themed and regional names do not qualify. Existing TEDx licensees should use their existing TEDx license name. (e.g. "TEDxAmsterdam", not "TEDxAmsterdamCity")
The logo of your TEDx event should reflect whichever name applies to your event. (e.g. "TEDxAmsterdam")
If you have an existing TEDx licensees present information about your TEDxCity2.0 type event on a page on your existing website, and use existing web properties to promote the event. If this is your only event, create dedicated web properties -- Facebook, website, Twitter -- that reflect the proper name of your event, eg "TEDxStPetersburg".
We have created TEDxCity2.0 buttons and banners which you should use on your site. You will receive these assets with your license qpporoval.
Besides the standard "About TED/About TEDx" text, include the following copy wherever there is information on your TEDxCity2.0 type event:
Dream me. Build me. Make me real.
September 20th, 2013
TEDxCity2.0 is a day-long initiative that gathers TEDx communities from around the world to host events highlighting local urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders. Speakers at these events will focus on City 2.0 themes including Art, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Play, Public Space and Safety.
Coinciding with TEDCity2.0 -- a TED-hosted event that will focus on how bright urban ideas turn into collective impact -- TEDxCity2.0 gathers TEDx communities across the globe to envision the cities of our future and share big ideas about sustainable solutions and collaborative action.
TEDxCity2.0 may include a session or more of TEDCity2.0 -- themed Dream me. Build me. Make me real. -- and speakers should focus on official City 2.0 themes, including Art, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Play, Public Space and Safety. Additionally, TEDxCity2.0 events can just be a viewing party of the main TEDCity2.0 event.
Charging for admission
You can charge admission to TEDxCity2.0 type events. All ticket prices must be submitted to TED for approval, and must be under $100 (up to $100 USD equivalent).
You may seek out sponsorship for your TEDx event, but the TEDx sponsorship rules apply.
Closing out your event
After your TEDxCity2.0 type event, besides completing the standard rules around closing out your event, you'll need to do the following:
- Fill out the TEDxCity2.0 Organizer close-out form
- Send the TEDxCity2.0 Attendee Feedback form to your attendees.
- Upload photos to Flickr tagged "TEDxCity2.0" and "TEDx(LocationName)"
- Include the tag "TEDxCity2.0" in any videos that are uploaded to YouTube.
Organize an event
Next steps to organize a TEDxCity2.0 event: