**Thank you to everyone who helped make the first TEDxSitka such a success!
Videos from the event are LIVE! Check out the whole playlist on youtube. Share your favorite speakers far and wide--let's make TEDxSitka go viral!
Want to be part of the TEDxSitka 2013 team? Join us for a brief planning meeting on Wednesday, September 5th at 5:30 pm in the Yaw Chapel building on Sheldon Jackson Campus. Whether you have specific speaker suggestions, publicity skills to share, or just want to be part of the crew, this is the time to come get involved in making 2013 TEDxSitka a success!
If you can't attend the meeting but would like to be involved, please let us know.
Also, check out the amazing photos from the event and fabulous radio feature with interviews from various speakers that aired on KCAW on July 19th.
Images by James Poulson
TED: Riveting Talks, by Remarkable People, Free to the world
This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.
TEDxSitka--July 21st, 2012
12:30 pm -7 pm, followed by a potluck dinner
Allen Memorial Hall, Sheldon Jackson Campus
Creativity drives social change--TEDxSitka 2012
With the bankruptcy, in faith and function, of institutions that change society, more than ever before social change must come from people and the communities they constitute. TEDxSitka 2012 aims to share ideas relating to creativity – and the social change creativity creates. The event also hopes to be more than just discussion; TEDxSitka aims to highlight change in Sitka already created by Sitkans, and also use Sitka as a laboratory for ideas generated by TEDxSitka presenters and attendees.
TEDxSitka was part of SitkaFest! 2012. This event wouldn't be possible without the support of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[name] event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TED events revolve around “ideas worth spreading.” Presenters make presentations, always 18 minutes or less, from any and all fields, from calligraphy to benthic oceanography. Presentations are designed to get at the core of an idea and share it in a relatable way that an audience can understand and, ultimately, hopefully, cross-fertilize with knowledge and creativity from their own realms of expertise.