We are thrilled to announce our theme for TEDxValparaisoUniversity 2019: “Moment[um]”!
The primary idea behind this theme is that the greater direction of our lives and our impact on the world (momentum) is constructed piece-by-piece from many different actions and experiences (moments). We use square brackets to highlight these two ideas separately in our theme and logo. There are many other facets of “Moment[um].” One of these is the “um,” which is associated with moments of hesitation, or even just taking some time to pause. Moreover, moments and momentum can mean many different things in different fields. A mechanical engineer, for example, might hear ‘moment’ and think of the way that physical objects influence each other. A businessperson might associate momentum with a product lifecycle and seek to maintain this momentum by releasing a product’s successor before interest in that product begins to decline. Athletes may attribute momentum to the flow of the game. While many teams will see success in moments, games, or even seasons from their momentum, all athletes also know that these tides can change at any time.
We cannot wait to see what other ideas and twists our speakers can add to this theme!
TEDxValparaisoUniversity is a forward–thinking, student–led event. Aiming to challenge convention with a constructive attitude, we hope to inspire change and innovation that spreads beyond the Northwest Indiana campus.
TED and TEDx Events and Content continue to be the center of focus for thought leaders and future leaders serving Northwest Indiana, across the country, and around the world. Partnering with TEDxValparaisoUnversity gives your business the opportunity to link with a prestigious name and show the area community that your company is part of the movement to ask questions, uncover passions, and spark innovation. Don’t miss your opportunity to partner with TEDxValparaisoUniversity.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown into a global platform for identifying and spreading world-changing ideas. The annual TED Conference and TEDGlobal Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak about their Big Ideas for up to 18 minutes. And their talks are then made available for free at TED.com and through TED distribution partners.
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, TEDTalks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussions and connections in a small group.
Independently organized TED events are branded TEDx, with the “x” indicating that the event is independent. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program; however, individual TEDx events are all self-organized—but also subject to certain rules and regulations.
Unlike other conferences, TED is a learning experience more akin to interval training on a treadmill or elliptical. You can expect deep-dive sessions featuring interdisciplinary speakers, followed by extended breaks that allow you to take in all the inspiration and insight while connecting with other attendees. This cycle repeats itself throughout the day.