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 called TEDxDúnLaoghaire, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxDúnLaoghaire event, TED Talk videos 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.

“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”

Verna Myers, VP Inclusion, Netflix

‘Inclusion is Everybody’s Responsibility.” Joanne Chester, Not Just Deaf.ie

TEDxDunLaoghaire Speaker 2019

Let our talks inform, inspire and cultivate a more open minded community, a community which can grow and become ever more sustainable and inclusive; a community in which more people, not just in business, but in life itself, thrive.

Janie Lazar, Founder and TEDxDL Curator

World in Unison – Created by Catherine Dunphy, our Music Lead Volunteer (and a 2019 TEDxDL Speaker)  in collaboration with Brendan Jameson on sound for TEDx Dun Laoghaire 2020, signed by JoJo Chester.  We love this and know it’s going to keep on growing.  In fact, there are already 6 TEDxDL Speakers in this!!

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About TED

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.

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About TEDx Dún Laoghaire

TEDx DúnLaoghaire 2020 was our first Virtual Summit and although we missed the magic of the live ‘in person’ experience, our 2020 speakers delivered talks that will inspire, they are timely and we’re proud of them all. 

Our 2020 theme of ‘Exploring Wisdom’ was sufficiently abstract to allow for great speaker and topic diversity and you can see them all when you subscribe to our TEDx Dun Laoghaire YouTube Channel. Then you can help us too, by sharing them across the globe. 

From the start, TEDx DunLaoghaire has had great support and an amazing, hard-working team of volunteers who work tirelessly to bring it all together. We rely on abundant good will and sponsorship. Our resources are limited which means we automate where we can and it is not possible to respond to requests for information on our speaker call out and ticket sales. Please sign up for email updates and follow us on social media, that’s the best way to know what’s happening. Thank you for understanding that mails sent directly to members of the organising team cannot be accommodated.

TEDx Dun Laoghaire is a self organised, not for profit event run by hard working volunteers, hence us putting in systems to help us plan and run things as efficiently as we can to keep the magic of our TEDx event here in Dun Laoghaire. Our selection panel has a tough job evaluating submissions, making sure not only do we put on a great event, but we also give each speaker, particularly our younger speakers a great TEDx journey as we support them with collaborative and 1:1 speaker coaching. Each gives a ‘live’ talk on the night, knowing that their talk, once uploaded to TEDx, will have the potential to spread their unique perspective in their chosen area of interest and expertise to the wider TEDx global community. You’ll see how some talks really inspire and  ‘spread!’

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See 2020 Talks on our YouTube Channel once uploaded to TED

Sparked by the celebrated TED conferences worldwide, TEDxDúnLaoghaire is our very own locally organised event featuring talks to inspire and engage our audience and viewers of their videos long after. These can be viewed by clicking on the links below and through our TEDxDunLaoghaire YouTube Channel.

Our Mission

“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”

Verna Myers, VP Inclusion, Netflix

We believe ‘Inclusion is Everybody’s Responsibility.” Joanne Chester.

Let our talks inform, inspire and cultivate a more open minded community, a community which can grow and become ever more sustainable and inclusive; a community in which more people, not just in business, but in life itself, thrive.

Inclusion is Everybody’s Responsibility

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