The great poet Rumi instructed “You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.” This year’s TEDxBoise lineup includes local humans choosing to do just that, reaching both within and higher to share their unique vision with our community, and encouraging us to all Take Flight.
When we choose to get ourselves off the ground we all know the view is entirely different in the sky. Share what you see at #tedxboise.
Since our first event in 2015, TEDxBoise has been committed to showcasing the vast talent and intellect that exists in the Treasure Valley, sharing our speakers’ “ideas worth spreading” throughout our community and the world. Talks from our events have garnered more than five million views and some have been translated into languages such Spanish, Arabic, Polish and Portuguese. Our event is staffed by a large group of fun, hardworking volunteers. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the sponsorship of our partners and the intelligent, community-minded folks, like you, who invest in the program by purchasing a ticket to participate in person.
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, 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.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. 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. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish 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.