TEDxNorwichED is a licensed TEDxED event, who have held a licence from October 2015. It is organised voluntarily, and is not allowed to make a profit, nor financially rewards anyone involved in running the organisation. TEDxNorwichED exists to bring together people who are passionate about education in it’s broadest sense, so that ideas, projects and principles can be shared, debated and discussed. It aims to inspire the education community and find the very best thinkers (including those who are previously unknown) to share their big ‘ideas worth sharing’. It does this through it’s flagship annual TEDxNorwichED events, each with a different theme, which bring together a in person audience together with a vibrant and large audience on-line. These events spark conversation, are inspiring and lead to further collaboration, spin off projects and change following the event. TEDxNorwichED also shares ideas through a popular email newsletter and smaller, spin off events.
Who is behind TEDxNorwichED
TEDxNorwichED is organised by a team of passionate and committed volunteers – all of whom with a passion for education. As with all TEDx events, or organising team give up their time freely. Our fantastic team is led by Tim Handley, an experienced primary senior leader, author and consultant and contains teachers, university lecturers, senior leaders, accountants and even a gas engineer! They are all committed to organising an event and community which provides the space for ideas to be shared and for people to be inspired.
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.