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The ‘x’ in ‘TEDx’ stands for “independently organized events.” Any headline or text which implies “TED” is coming to San Antonio is misleading. For more information on TEDx, see below or visit http://www.ted.com/tedx
TEDxSanAntonio Celebrates ‘Past, Present, Future’ with 2018 Main Event
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – TEDxSanAntonio today announced its 2018 main event, ‘Past, Present, Future,’ taking place on November 3, 2018 in downtown San Antonio at the beautiful, historic Charline McCombs Empire Theatre.
This year, the event will feature a half-day program, based on feedback from previous years. [enter a quote from sandoval or kelly] A tentative schedule is below.
The ‘Past, Present, Future’ event will feature live TED-style talks from local leaders and global experts, in addition to recorded TED talks. The event will also continue to offer networking opportunities with the speakers and other attendees at an exclusive after party.
TEDxSanAntonio also heard community feedback about the cost of attending, so prices have been lowered for the 2018 event compared to previous years! Early Bird pricing is available through Wednesday, September 12. Regular pricing will be available September 13 – November 2. Tickets will be available at the door, if there are any remaining.
Check www.TEDxSanAntonio.com for updates on the event, including speakers, sponsors, and other exciting announcements. Register today!
The ‘Past, Present, Future’ schedule is as follows:
1pm – Registration
2pm – Act I
3:45pm – Break
4:30pm – Act II
6-8pm – After Party @ TBD
*NOTE: Schedule is subject to change.
About TEDx, X = Independently Organized Event
TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. 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, and help share ideas in communities around the world.
At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
TEDxSanAntonio inspires participants from all parts of the city and Central/South Texas to forge new connections, begin important dialogs, initiate big changes and continue the conversations beyond the event.
Our all-volunteer organization is licensed by TED to hold San Antonio’s full-fledged TEDx event, and we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Last year over 700 participated in the live TEDxSanAntonio event, and hundreds more in countries around the globe watched online via live stream or YouTube, showcasing our region’s unique culture, innovation and creativity to the worldwide TEDx community.
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