“The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Abraham Lincoln.
Technology is leaping forward at an unprecedented pace. In the coming decades, every snippet of your life, even the most routine, will be re-imagined: the way you eat, how you travel, and what you learn. Self-tying shoelaces, seen in the movie “Back to the Future” are now a real Nike product. Science fiction is transcending the world of fiction and becoming reality. At the onset of this exciting juncture for humanity, we are bringing a TEDx event to INSEAD to inform, inspire and awe the INSEAD community.
What better place to host a TEDx focused on “A New Tomorrow” than INSEAD: a premier institution stepping into the future as “the business school for the world”, offering leading MBA and executive education programs and promoting the use of business as a force for good. The current MBA cohort includes students representing 94 different nationalities, contributing to the community through their diverse backgrounds and experiences, inspiring each other to challenge the status quo and define a new and better tomorrow.
TEDxINSEAD, brought to you by the INSEAD Entrepreneurship Club, will extend the same spirit; developing the INSEAD community by introducing inspiring speakers who will share their tales and dreams of the future.
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.