News > TEDxCharleston Announces Call for Speakers and Performers for 2015 Event

Event Theme: “Embrace Chaos”  Focus on How to Use Chaos as a Construct for Change

TEDxCharleston organizers announced on August 27th that they are accepting speaker and performer applications now through October 14 for the 2015 event, which will take place in the spring timeframe. With a theme of Embrace Chaos, chosen speakers are expected to inspire with ideas that teach the audience how to use chaos as a construct for creativity and change. Organizers are looking for speakers and performers in areas such as the environment, education, parenting, philanthropy, technology, arts, food, fashion, healthcare and more.

“We actively are looking for change agents that can share with our TEDxCharleston audience how they have gleaned outcomes from chaotic circumstances to change the community or the world,” said Edith Howle, curator of TEDxCharleston. “Past TEDxCharleston speakers and performers tell us that participating in this event was a life-changing, door-opening experience. We want to tap into the many unheard voices, ideas and talents that make up this community.”

More information regarding speaker and performer submissions and the 2015 event is available at The location and date of the event will be announced soon. Videos of the speakers and performances at the 2014 and 2013 TEDxCharleston events are available for viewing at

About TEDx, where 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. Our event is called TEDxCharleston, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxCharleston, TEDTalks videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

*This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

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, 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.





Posted on September 4, 2014 by admin.

Categories: Feature Post, Literary Arts, Performing Arts, Philanthropy, Preview, Visual Art

Tags: Call For Speakers, Ted, Tedx, Tedx Charleston

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