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TEDGlobal2011-Report ForWeb External1

TEDGlobal2011-Report ForWeb External1

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Published by: Glauka on Aug 26, 2011
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In July 2011 a small group from Arup participated ina variety of activities with the TED community.Enclosed are some thoughts on how Arup coulddevelop this relationship going forward and someobservations on the event in 2011.If you are currently involved with TED in your localcommunity or are interested in becoming part of the Arup TED community then please get in touch. Arup Foresight + InnovationJuly 2011
What is ?
Follow TED on Twitter(twitter.com/TEDTalks)or on Facebook(facebook.com/TED)
 TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is aglobal not-for-profit organisation which aimsto bring together inspiring, energetic,extremely smart and renowned individualsfrom different disciplines – art, business,politics, science and much more – to share"ideas worth spreading”.Started as a four-day conference in California25 years ago, TED has grown to disseminateand support world-changing ideas withmultiple programmes and initiatives. Theannual conference invites the world's leadingthinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. Speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Sir Richard Branson,Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, NgoziOkonjo-Iweala and former UK Prime MinisterGordon Brown. TED's media initiatives include TED.com,where new talks are posted daily, and theOpen Translation Project, which providessubtitles and interactive transcripts as well asthe ability for any talk to be translated byvolunteers worldwide. The annual TED Prizeprovides three exceptional individuals with awish to change the world with the opportunityto put their wishes into action. TEDx offersindividuals or groups a way to host local,self-organized events around the world, andthe TED Fellows program, helpsworld-changing innovators from around theglobe to become part of the TED communityand, with its help, amplify the impact of theirremarkable projects and activities.

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