TEDxAlmedalen, 2nd July, 2015

The theme for the 2015 edition of TEDxAlmedalen is “Sliding Doors”

Defining moments, cross roads, decision making and twists of fate are in focus when TEDxAlmedalen takes place this summer. The theme of this year’s TEDxAlmedalen is called Sliding Doors.

 03 Cecilia Wassaether
TEDxAlmedalen 2014, Cecilia Wassaether

This summer, TEDxAlmedalen is arranged for the sixth consecutive year. On Thursday the 2nd of July focus is on the intentional and un-intentional choices we face and the effect these choices can have on our lives. The subject is called “Sliding Doors: Defining moments, cross roads and decision making”.

- We Love TEDx! We love all the insights and new thoughts that TEDx and all the fantastic TEDx-speakers give us each year, says Cecilia Wassaether, founder of TEDxAlmedalen. This summer we focus on the choices you make, both the one’s you make knowing that they will change your life, as well as the choices you make un-intentionally that still has life defining effects. Life is unpredictable and this year we want to explore this unpredictability!

TEDxAlmedalen is independently organized event, licensed by TED and arranged as a midnight session on 2nd of July from 9 pm in a private garden in the central part of Visby. There is a limited amount of seats. Registration will open a week before the event and is required. The event is arranged under TEDx guidelines and is non-commercial, free and nonpolitical. It is not a part of the Almedalen week.

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Registration for the event will open later this spring.


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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on 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.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED or Instagram at https://instagram.com/ted.

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    Cecilia Wassaether
    cecilia.wassaether@greatness.se

    Fredrik Lindén
    fredrik.linden@greatness.se

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    Interviews or questions for TEDxAlmedalen:
    Licensee: Cecilia Wassaether
    Greatness Public Relations AB
    Phone: (+46) 70 428 22 00
    Mail: cecilia.wassaether@greatness.se
    Cecilia Wassaether is the the official spokesperson for TEDxAlmedalen.
    Press requests:Fredrik Lindén
    Phone: (+46) 735 75 21 13
    Mail: fredrik.linden@greatness.se

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    While we appreciate any coverage, we kindly ask that all journalists and/or bloggers be respectful of the difference between the TED and TEDx brands.

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  • What is TEDx?

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx.
    TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is call TEDx Almedalen, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDx Almedalen event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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