More than 400 thinkers from different fields of knowledge gathered in one of the most complex ecosystems in the world, which is spread over nine countries of South America and is considered a World Heritage Site by Unesco. A meeting of global interest that will discuss for two days how our ideas can improve the quality of life of over 5 million species on the planet. About 50 talks in which the human being is as important as the marine coral.
Accomodation, food and river transport will be free of charge for all guests! So those approved just need to take care of their transport to Manaus.
Ideas worth spreading
TED began in 1984 as an annual conference in California and has had among its speakers Bill Clinton, Paul Simon, Bill Gates, Bono, Al Gore, Obama and Philippe Starck. Despite the thousand seats in the stalls, entries sell out a year earlier. About 500 of the talks are available at the event website and they have been accessed by more than 50 million people from 150 countries. Each year the organization elects a prominent thinker and awards him 100 thousand dollars so he can fulfill "A wish that Will Change the World." With these four actions, TED Conference, TED Talks, TED Prize and TEDx the organization intends to transform its motto "ideas worth spreading" more and more into reality. "We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world," say the organizers of TED. Us too. And you?
About TEDx Amazon
Quality of life for all species on the planet.
In the spirit of Ideas worth Spreading, TED created a local events program called TEDx, which is arranged in TED style, but independently. The TEDx Amazon is a nonprofit conference bringing together more than 50 thinkers of knowledge areas as diverse as art and technology, science and business, to talk about their best ideas in talks lasting 5 or 15 minutes. The theme of this inaugural event will be: Quality of life for all species on the planet. The TEDx Amazon will happen on November 6 and 7, 2010 and will be free of charge. This will be the first TEDx event with two days duration. The license was granted to the organization of the meeting for the relevance of TEDxSP, which they produced in 2009 and was regarded by the community one of the four most important in the world, alongside TEDxParis, TEDxTokyo and TEDxAmsterdã.