We're in the midst of a dramatic reinvention of the ancient art of the spoken word. The surprising spread of talks online and the explosion of TEDx events around the globe are testament to that. At TED2012 we plan to celebrate this phenomenon and nudge it a further step forward. Full Spectrum is a term we've adapted to mean the rich use of multiple technologies, formats and approaches for the most powerful possible impact on an audience.
Depending on the speaker and the topic, there could be: blizzards of images, new uses of music, extravagant use of under-used senses, intricate choreography between speaker and screen, new ways of involving the audience, breakthroughs in animation, and intense, campfire-style storytelling ... There will be a good number of talks and presentations shorter than our 18-minute trademark standard, more chances for audience participation, and some spectacular surprises.
TED's impact stems from a unique contract between speakers and audience -- the latter granting focused attention to what's happening on stage, and the speakers investing time, energy and passion to ensure that every moment of that attention is rewarded. It is this unique contract that allows us now to go Full Spectrum.
But the term covers more than just form and format. Content will span the full spectrum of knowledge TED stands for, from dazzling technology and leading-edge science to the richest veins of human creativity and interconnection.
Because amidst the quest to propel forward the art of live presentation, we won't forget the most important things that bring us all back every year: Inspiration. Wonder. Authenticity. A hunger to learn.
TED2012 will be a key next step in the evolution of TED. Come take it with us!
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Dear TEDxItaewon tribes!!
We are excited to announce that the "Full Spectrum" TED2012 speaker program has been released!
You can view the complete list of speakers here => http://conferences.ted.com/TED2012/program/guide.php
The sessions that we will be able to stream at TEDxItaewonLive event are below:
Session 4: The Lab
Henrik Schärfe, Roboticist / Regina Dugan, Director of DARPA / Jack Choi, Technologist / Marco Tempest, Techno-illusionist / Donald Sadoway, Materials engineer
Session 5: The Earth
Sharon Beals, Photographer / Wade Davis, Anthropologist, ethnobotanist / James Hansen, Climatologist / T. Boone Pickens, Entrepreneur, energy theorist / The Civilians Investigative Theatre Co., Theater company
Session 6: The Crowd
Reid Hoffman, Social entrepreneur / Lior Zoref, Crowdsourcing advocate / Reggie Watts, Vocalist, beatboxer, comedian / Frank Warren, Secret keeper / Cameron Carpenter, Organist
Session 7: The City 2.0 - TED Prize
JR, Street artist. Edward Glaeser, Economist. Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro. Suja Lowenthal, Vice mayor of Long Beach. Mama Foundation Gospel for Teens, Teen choir.
[TEDxLive is an extension of the TEDx program, launched by TED in 2010. TEDxLive events are TEDx events built around the live webcast of TED Conferences. TEDxLive events enable TED enthusiasts all over the world to experience live sessions of the TED Conference; events can be simple viewing events, and may also host live speakers.]
We're so exciTED!!! Hope to see you soon! :-)
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