TED Announces TED2014 Speaker Lineup
February 13, 2014, posted by TEDxTokyoTED have just announced the lineup for TED2014: The Next Chapter. This year’s conference, which marks TED’s 30th anniversary, will be held in Vancouver, Canada from March 17th – 21st, 2014, and it is looking to be as dazzling as it is thought-provoking. Speakers of noteinclude MIT Media Lab Director Joichi, “Joi” Ito, also known read more
New Year. New Team. New Connections
February 8, 2014, posted by TEDxTokyoA belated Happy New Year from the TEDxTokyo team! Over the past few weeks the TEDxTokyo team has been putting the wheels in motion for this year’s main conference on May 31st, holding a number of workshops focused on communications, partner relations, space design and speaker selection. Looking to integrate the theme of “Connecting the read more
Announcing TEDxTokyo Teachers 2014
January 26, 2014, posted by TEDxTokyoNose-flute. Digital Storytelling. Pirates. EMP… Confused? You might need some TEDucation. We are proud to announce the 3rd annual TEDxTokyoTeachers on Friday March 7th 2014 at the NEW Tokyo International School (2-13-6 Minami Azabu). Two years ago we launched the first teacher dedicated TEDx event outside of the USA, and the follow-up year was just read more
Join the team
September 6, 2013, posted by TEDxTokyoTEDxTokyo is looking for new talent to join the team as we prepare for our next event in May 2014. Look through the areas listed below and if you see something you’re interested in, contact us through this form and tell us why we need you. Please note that this list is regularly updated, so read more
Artists at work at TEDxTokyo 2013
May 30, 2013, posted by TEDxTokyoAyako Suwa TEDxTokyo is made possible by a dynamic team of over 50 professionals working in a huge variety of industries. From data analysts to designers, creative agency co-founders to freelance writers; all donating their time and expertise year-round, on a voluntary basis. As our main annual conference draws near so the core team is read more
Thank you for joining TEDxTokyo 2013!
May 27, 2013, posted by TEDxTokyoThank you for joining us at TEDxTokyo! Nothing quite compares to being in the Hikarie auditorium as it fills with planetarium stars or the sound of live jazz, but we hope our multimedia comes close. Enjoy the professional TEDxTokyo photographs of all of this year’s speakers and performers on our Flickr page. Watch and share read more
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
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.
We are now accepting speaker nominations for TEDxTokyo 2014, to be held on May 31st at Shibuya’s Hikarie. Diversity is a key element in the magic of any TEDx event, so whether you (or someone you know) is a speaker, dancer, performing artist, comedian or ‘other’, we’d love to hear from you! We’re looking for talks covering a wide variety of areas, including creativity, invention, business, science and the most pressing global issues. Please submit your recommendations here.
Online applications to attend TEDxTokyo 2014 will be opening in late April. Due to limited seating at our main venue and the exceptionally high demand for places, we will be holding a number of simultaneous public viewing events, in addition to live streaming the entire event in both English and Japanese. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates on opportunities to attend.
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.
If you’d like to join, please click here.