TEDxTokyo 2013 Speakers: D is for Design
May 11, 2013, posted by TEDxTokyoTEDxTokyo 2013 posters have been plastered across Tokyo. You’ve seen the eye-catching 30 second TEDxTokyo ad, a collaboration between the TEDxTokyo team and the Shibuya-based creative agency SET Japan, is playing on screens big and small around Tokyo. What’s left before the big day? Here is the final installment of our speaker blog series – read more
Watch TEDxTokyo 2013 Live Online
May 10, 2013, posted by TEDxTokyoWe are now less than 24 hours away from TEDxTokyo 2013 here in Shibuya! Don’t miss our live stream tomorrow morning. Not only will you have the luxury of enjoying thought-provoking talks and thrilling performers, you’ll get a virtual backstage pass to speaker interviews, partner interviews, and an inside look at TEDxTokyo 2013 as it read more
Welcoming TEDxTokyo 2013 Core Partners
May 9, 2013, posted by TEDxTokyoTEDxTokyo is delighted to be celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. It’s a milestone we couldn’t have reached without the efforts of three key groups: our volunteer community–many of whom take time out of running their own businesses to lend their expertise; the thinkers, doers and performers who take to the stage to share their read more
TEDxTokyo 2013 Speakers: E for Entertainment
, posted by TEDxTokyoNext up, a few of our speakers who will be coming to TEDxTokyo next Saturday from the entertainment arena. From music to dance to film to magic, these thought-provoking speakers and performers fill the spectrum with both their talents and their insights. Rene Duignan – Economist and Independent Filmmaker Rene Duignan is an Irish economist read more
TEDxTokyo 2013 Speakers: T for Technology
, posted by TEDxTokyoNow that we’ve officially released our TEDxTokyo 2013 speaker line-up, let’s take a closer look at a few of our upcoming speakers in each of the three categories that make up the T-E-D of TEDxTokyo: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. read more
In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading”, TEDx is a program designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to create their own TED-like events at the local level.
TEDxTokyo played a leading role in the early development of the TEDx movement; it was the first TEDx conference to be held following the US launch event in June 2009.
Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, the conference has become a powerful platform for bringing together global innovators and creative talent from Japan and around the world. It provides a forum for sharing the best Japanese ideas and innovation as well as stimulation for the country’s business leaders and entrepreneurs as Japan redefines its role on the world stage.
In 2012, we moved to our new home in the stunning Hikarie building in Shibuya, Tokyo, from where we continue to grow our range of activities.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from the worlds of Technology, Entertainment, Design.
Since then its scope has grown. Along with two annual conferences – the TED Conference in Long Beach, California each spring, and TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, UK each summer – TED includes the award-winning TED Talks site, which provides over 1,400 of the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free, with more added each week. Over 1,000 are subtitled in Japanese.
Other initiatives include the Open Translation Project, TED Fellows, the TEDx program and the annual TED Prize.
Thank you to all members of our community who submitted speaker suggestions for TEDxTokyo 2013. We received a wide variety of applications covering many different fields. We look forward to seeing successful applicants share their ideas worth spreading with both our local and online audiences on May 11th 2013.
Participation in TEDxTokyo 2013 is limited to 400 places which have now been taken.
If you have not received an invitation please join us online on the day, when the conference will be livestreamed globally right here on TEDxTokyo.com in both Japanese and English. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ for regular updates on the live schedule.
TEDxTokyo is made possible by a core team of passionate and dedicated volunteers working year-round, who are joined by additional members for key events. From stage design to handling media enquiries, from speaker curation to simultaneous interpretation – positions cover a wide variety of areas.