WHAT IS SHIFT?
Humankind is defined by shifts in perspective, a necessary catalyst for inspiring action.TEDxSFU: Shift aims to recognize, characterize and question our ideas, philosophies and environments. Uniting societal leaders in a focused unearthing of shifting paradigms. Each shift represents a clarified vision, and crystal clear alternative to a life-altering decision. By pulling together the fibres that compose epiphanies, we seek to evoke breakthroughs in and throughout our communities.
TEDxSFU 2017 encourages community members to shift their filter, take-on an objective lense, and step outside the bounds of habitual action. By listening to the experiences of our speakers and empathizing with their defining insights, we urge communities to breakthrough relics of thought and take action towards an empowered future.
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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 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 or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.