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Middle Georgia State Hosts TEDxLive Event

Posted: February 27, 2014 into Pressroom
CLOSE Middle Georgia State Hosts TEDxLive Event

TEDxMacon will stream  “Session 4: Wish” in the Arts Complex Theatre of Middle Georgia State College's Macon Campus before it’s made available to the rest of the world. This session features talks from climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, philanthropists Bill & Melinda Gates, peace activist Zak Ebrahim, musician/activist Sting and a talk from the yet-to-be announced TED Prize winner for 2014.

The streaming will take place from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, and is free and open to the public. For more information, email Chris Nylund, MGSC reference/instruction librarian, at

The details:

What -
TEDxLive Stream of one session (consisting of four to five separate talks) from this year’s TED conference. In contrast to the first two TEDxMacon events, this event will not feature any live speakers. This is an informal viewing, so feel free to stay for one talk or the entire session.

What in the hoo-hah is “TEDxLive”?  - TEDxLive is an extension of the TEDx program, launched by TED in 2010. TEDxLive events are TEDx events built around the live webcast of TED Conferences. TEDxLive events enable TED enthusiasts all over the world to experience live sessions of the TED Conference. Some are simple viewing events, and some host live speakers.

How long: Each talk is around twenty minutes long and the entire session is one hour and forty five minutes.

Cost: FREE!!! Unlike past TEDxMacon events, this one is free and there is no attendance limit. The more the merrier!

Program overview for this year’s TED conference, “The Next Chapter”:

The program link for all of the sessions for this year’s TED conference, “The Next Chapter”:

TEDxMacon Facebook page

Middle Georgia State Macon Campus map and directions:


About TEDx

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. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TED's media initiatives include, 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; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. 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.

For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit

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