You can take a close look at some of the speakers and organizator of TEDx taking place today with my potraits.
Dorota Mołodyńska-Küntzel, Speaker Shoko Sakai, Performer
Ksenia Pimenova, Organizer Miłosz Jarosiewicz, Speaker
Here is more information about TED and TEDx:
TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading".
TED's mission statement begins:
"We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other."
So what is TEDx?
TED grants licenses to third parties to hold free TEDx events in cities around the world. These one-time only licenses are free, but franchisees must be approved by TED and agree to adhere to a strict set of rules including format, duration, limiting the number of invited guests to 100 people and agreeing that half day events show "A minimum of two official, pre-recorded TEDTalks" and that all-day events "at least 25% of the total number of talks must be official, pre-recorded TEDTalks." Speakers are not paid and they must agree to give TED the right to edit and distribute their presentation.