MANILA, Philippines – TED is an annual event bringing together the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak on subject areas that collectively shape the future. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design – but speakers have covered far more topics than qualify under these three main subject areas. The TED motto is “ideas worth spreading” and since its establishment in 1984 the annual event has had the likes of Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, and Bono share their insights.
TEDx on the other hand is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. X stands for independently organized, and while TED sends guidelines for organizers to follow, the program is wholly organized by locals.
TEDx Katipunan takes place, June 16, Saturday and will feature talks from Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria A. Ressa; Anna Oposa, founder of Save Philippines Seas; blogger Arriane Serafico; Dylan Wick, CEO and founder of Human Heart Nature; renowned photographer John Chua; and San Vicente Palawan Mayor Pie Alvarez – the youngest mayor in Philippine history.
Below is our live blog of the event.