TEDxMiriamCollege: Digging down to the roots

TEDxMiriamCollege: Digging down to the roots
TEDxMiriamCollege aims to help participants rediscover their roots as individuals and their capacity to grow and contribute to society

This is an announcement.

MANILA, Philippines – On March 5, 2016, Miriam College will hold its first TEDx talk at the Little Theater in Miriam College from 1 pm to 5 pm. The independently organized licensed TED event will present local voices and TED Talks videos with the theme of “Rooted: Digging down the roots”.

TEDxMiriamCollege is a one-day event that will feature exceptional speakers who will share their awe-inspiring ideas to 100 of the most passionate TEDx enthusiasts. To be live webcasted by Rappler, the participants are given the opportunity to gather and network their ideas in an on-site lunch event.

The event aims to rediscover our roots for who we are as individuals – how these strong foundations are planted on good ground and how these factors contribute to who we are today.

It will also allow us to grow as better individuals who will sooner contribute to a larger scale which is our society.

As Mia Martinez, organizing committee member for TEDxMiriamCollege, said “In our digital age, where almost everything is fast-paced and instant, most of our activities become a part of a routine. We tend to lose sight of who we really are. We become detached from our individuality.”

Launched in 2009, TEDx is program of locally organized events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience. Some of the best talks from TEDx events have gone on to be featured on TED.com and garnered millions of views from audiences across the globe.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

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.

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 means an independently organized TED event.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized, but are subject to certain rules and regulations.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a 4-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives.

The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, for free, on TED.com.

TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, NandanNilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The TED 2014 Conference took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals who want to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. – Rappler.com

For more information about TEDxMiriamCollege, please visit their Facebook page.

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For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration.

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