TEDGlobal 2011 Moves to Edinburgh, ScotlandBy Ted Conferences, PRNE
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
NEW YORK, October 13, 2010 - Organizers of TED's European conference, TEDGlobal, today announced that
TEDGlobal 2011 will move from Oxford, England, to Edinburgh, Scotland. The
move signals a permanent change of locale in order to provide more space and
flexibility for conference efforts.
"TEDGlobal successfully took place three times in Oxford, and we love the
city for its rich historical and cultural roots," said Bruno Giussani, TED's
European Director. "The decision to move was made after much deliberation.
We're grateful to the city of Oxford for three happy years and are looking
forward to TEDGlobal's next chapter in Edinburgh."
Themed "The Stuff of Life," TEDGlobal 2011 (July 11-15, 2011) will use
the Edinburgh International Conference Center (EICC) as its main hub of
activity. The EICC comprises three theatres and offers flexibility for the
many activities planned around TEDGlobal: TED University, TEDx workshops, the
TED Fellows conference, arts and tech exhibits, simulcast lounges, networking
spaces and more.
While the new location offers more space to spread out, as in previous
years, the conference will maintain its intimate feeling, with attendance
remaining at 800 participants. Limited space is still available.
For more information on TEDGlobal 2011, please visit:
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started
as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support
those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED
Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18
minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers
have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir
Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,
Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference
takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive
simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh,
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted
daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and
interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be
translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize,
where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the
opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals
or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and
the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the
globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the
impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
Follow TED on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook
TEDWomen, themed "Reshaping the Future," will take place December 7-8,
2010, in Washington DC. TED2011, "The Rediscovery of Wonder," will be held
February 21-25, 2011, in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive
simulcast in Palm Springs, California. TEDGlobal 2011, "The Stuff of Life,"
will be held July 11-15, 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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