TEDxTokyo 2014 Wrapup: Everything is Connected
June 27, 2014, posted by TEDxTokyoTEDxTokyo 2014 was a huge success, forging connections not just among the roughly 15,000 people who joined us on the day—speakers, volunteers, sponsors, media, and viewers from around the world—but everyone who has been touched by this year’s talks since. Aoi Yamaguchi’s electric calligraphy performance set the stage for a lineup of talks and performances read more
TEDxTokyo 2014 Speaker: D for Design
June 3, 2014, posted by TEDxTokyoLast—but certainly not least—let us introduce our speakers and performers in D: Design. The single word “design” covers a lot of genres. Let’s take a closer look at unique ways that our speakers and performers employ the power of design to make change in society. Aoki Jun (Home Coordinator) Dwellings are—and must be—defined by the read more
TEDxTokyo 2014: E for Entertainment
, posted by TEDxTokyoWith less than 12 hours until the event, the speaker line-up for TEDxTokyo 2014 is complete! In this blog we’d like to share more information about our speakers from the field of entertainment. Souryou Matsumura (Tea ceremony practitioner, Owner of Shuhally) Souryou Matsuura started his exploration into tea ceremony after he travelled around Europe and read more
Meet Touchy at TEDxTokyo
, posted by TEDxTokyoTEDxTokyo is very pleased to announce that Touchy Human Camera will be joining us this Saturday for our May 31st event at Hikarie Hall in Shibuya. For those who are unfamiliar with this memorable character, Touchy is a human camera with a unique story: without touch, he is blind. Touch him and he can see. read more
TEDxTokyo 2014 Speakers: T for Technology
, posted by TEDxTokyoTEDxTokyo 2014 is coming this Saturday, May 31! With less than a week until the event, we have been releasing our TEDxTokyo 2014 speaker line-up. In this blog, we’d like to share more information about our speakers, who are divided into three categories—Technology, Entertainment, and Design—which make up the T-E-D of TEDxTokyo! First, let’s take read more
Telepresence Robots Make their TEDxTokyo Debut
May 27, 2014, posted by TEDxTokyoIn the spirit of enhancing our connectivity at this year’s May 31st conference we’re pleased to announce two telepresence robots! These robots (called “Doubles”) will allow us to dramatically increase our speaker and audience interaction and extend the event’s reach far beyond the walls of Hikarie Hall. Viewers may already be familiar with the use read more
TEDxTokyo volunteers discuss this year’s theme: “Connecting the Unconnected”
, posted by TEDxTokyoTEDxTokyo 2014 is almost here, so we took the opportunity to sit down with some of our volunteers to hear their thoughts on this year’s theme. Watch the video above for a fun, behind-the-scenes look into the intriguing minds of our extremely talented team of volunteers! Feel free to chime in with your own ideas read more
Apply to participate in TEDxTokyo 2014
May 14, 2014, posted by TEDxTokyoApplications for this event have now ended. Thank you to everyone who has applied to join our event. We will notify all applicants whether or not they were successful by email on May 23rd. The 6th annual TEDxTokyo conference will be hosted for a 3rd consecutive year by one of our core partners, Tokyu, at read more
TEDxTokyo 2014 Public Viewing
May 12, 2014, posted by TEDxTokyoApplications for this event have now ended. Thank you to everyone who has applied to join our event. We will notify all applicants whether or not they were successful by email on May 23rd To enable more people who are interested in TED and TEDx to experience TEDxTokyo 2014 on May 31st, we will hold read more
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
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.