About TEDx, an independently organised event

TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas with many initiatives. TED conferences require the world's leading thinkers and doers to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: the TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada in parallel with TEDActive, in Whistler, Canada, and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. The Open Translation Project enables TED Talks to be subtitled by volunteers into more than 90 languages, and TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organise TED-style events with live speakers in their communities. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

The annual TED Prize grants US$1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons, by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.

For more information, please visit TED's website or Facebook page, or follow TED on Twitter.

About TEDxErasmusUniversity
TEDxErasmusUniversity will be held at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam on Friday 4 November 2016. It will take ideas worth sharing out into the world by exploring the theme Building people. TEDxErasmusUniversity will be an immersive experience. In keeping with the spirit of TED conferences, our diverse group of speakers will explore diverse topics such as development through education, social innovation and human interactions with technology. And since the audience is as extraordinary as the speakers, you will have many opportunities to mingle and network during the event.

Organizing team

Project Management

Juan Carlos Romero

Speakers Liaison

Jamie Frew

Carlos Prada

Gersen Samuel Sumardi

Kartik Joshi

Neha Jha

Sandip Juthani

Marketing and Sponsorship

Yoko Fujimoto

Antonia Oen

Cherry Yue Zhao

Daniela de los Rios Flury

Sriram Srinivasan

Event Management

Hala Abu-Jaber

Lorilea Zabadal

Pradeep Dhadda

Raj Bhushan

Shyam Sreenivasan

© 2016, Erasmus University Rotterdam