Have an idea that our community should not lose sight of? Are you often described by others as a rarity, innovator or a maverick? Have you not yet had the chance to share your idea with a wider audience? We are no longer accepting applications for our 2021 event, but if you're interested in speaking at future events you can learn more about the process and let us know you'd be interested for future events.
TEDx is a platform for ideas worth spreading.
x = independently organized TED 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).
SHARE YOUR PERSPECTIVE
Speakers will have an original idea worth sharing based on evidence-based research and meant to inform and spur conversations for the greater good rather than a personal agenda and/or profit.
Speakers should be a local and diverse* voice that is prepared to provide support for claims made in his/her talk and should be ready to provide references of works and studies used. Choice of speakers is at the sole discretion of the TEDˣDesMoines committee and changes can be made at any time if violations of ethics are found.
(* diverse by demographic, ethnicity, background and/or topic)
TEDx DesMoines seeks to dig deeper on issues that matter locally and that, when shared, can be spread across the world to spur conversations, bring growth and innovation, and enrich our communities.
THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS
“The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it and turn it inside out.” [Anon] Perspective can change in an instant. Nothing outwardly needs to necessarily change for you to experience a shift in view, you simply have to change the lens that you are looking through.
TEDx Des Moines 2021 presents Through a Different Lens to spark meaningful dialogue by uncovering perspectives for positive change. Creating a platform for deep reflection in our community, we hope to overcome cultural and social barriers, and to hear from relevant voices typically unheard. Through a Different Lens will foster conversations that can provide new insights in our challenges and collective journey.
The world is too vast for us to think we have nothing more to learn. Join Us on May 11, 2021. Zoom in on a shift in your perception with ideas that will bring our community hope and growth. Oftentimes, similarities outweigh the differences. Even the very familiar, presented afresh, can change one’s understanding and illuminate the potential by viewing things Through a Different Lens.
Discover a future in focus at TEDx DesMoines 2021: Through a Different Lens
We are an all volunteer-led non-profit organization for sharing ideas by all and, as well, using the platform for those voices that are not typically heard. Using the TED format. We value: Amplifying unheard voices; encouraging new and relevant community conversations; and diverse representation in TEDx team, speakers and ideas.