TEDxOmaha is getting an upgrade. Our generous underwriters and Leadership Team are ready to engage the community in a deeper way, and we’ve agreed that TEDActive will get us to the next stage in our development.
“By participating in TEDActive, we hope to qualify for a license that allows us to accommodate more people at TEDxOmaha 2012. Plus, it will give us a feel for how TED presents their events,” said Brian Smith, curator of TEDxOmaha.
TEDActive is an opportunity to let your mind travel the world of ideas while watching the live-hosted TED2012 program in a comfortable, customizable space. When the talks are over, your conversations with other passionate people begin — a chance to engage in inspiring discussions and projects.
Whatever you’ve been meaning to build, or learn to build, you can. Innovation happens when you tinker, explore and play. These opportunities awaken latent creativity and let you rediscover the joy of making something with your own hands. Attendees can sign up for workshops to learn to use the tools in these spaces or dig in and share skills by leading their own workshops. Think bike repair, hacking, sculpting in cardboard, 3D printing, homebrewing beer and more.
Included in the TEDActive mix are TED leaders from around the world who are helping to foster TED’s mission of spreading ideas: Volunteer translators, independent TEDx event organizers, rock-star TED Prize wish contributors and spectacular past TED Fellows. Special events create opportunities for these community members to meet face-to-face and exchange best practices.