TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation. It is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). 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.
Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world and for the second time in the history of University of Cape Coast, this independently organized TED event is bound to make waves in the knowledge-geared society of UCC. This event will be held at SRC Conference Centre, SRC hostel from 9 am to 12noon, on the 9th day of April 2016.
This TEDx event will be centered on the theme “Outside the Box”, derived from the popular adage “think outside the box”. TEDx University of Cape Coast would not spare any fireworks or ammunition as they bring to you one of the most thought-intriguing, knowledge-imparting, motivation-infusing and change-inspiring experiences ever to be encountered in UCC.
The conference comes with a variety of fun packages; the first being the “OUTSIDE THE BOX CHALLENGE” in which prospective attendees can share photos or short videos of themselves demonstrating ways to think outside the box with the hash tags #OutsideTheBox & #TEDxUCC2016. The winner will be decided by social media view and he/she would get a free ticket to the event and priority seating. In addition, the first five people to complete registration will win exclusively branded TEDxUniversityofCapeCoast T-SHIRTs.
There will also be a special award for INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY which shortlisted candidates will be given the platform to exhibit their concepts in technology to the entire audience. (Visit http://goo.gl/forms/ZdsysJvPb3 for registration).
This event will be a great opportunity for everyone because:
- It will be a networking opportunity
- You will meet brilliant speakers who are stars in their fields.
- The format will be different from the conferences and workshops you are used to.
- You will go home with a prize
- For all you know, next time there is a TEDx event, you could be on stage too.
- Your friends will be jealous when they see your updates and photos on social media
On this note, I doubt you wouldn’t want to miss this brilliant opportunity that will inspire people to change their lives, their future and ultimately their world.