In “TEDxFSUJena” the “x” stands for independently organized event, while FSU is abbreviation for Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. TEDxFSUJena was the first official university-based TEDx event in the eastern part of Germany and took place on 10th of February 2015 in Jena. The event, highlighting “Changes that Matter”, was organized by a group of international students representing the NGO, International Conferences for Education and Development. This was the beginning of an annual event. TEDxFSUJena was then organized in 2016. This time the organizers found power in ideas trying to make the world a better place, unifying them inside a unique title called “Universe of Actions”. The wheel is still going on. The TEDxFSUJena team is preparing a new event for 2017, this time concentrating on the “Future“.
The goals of the TEDxFSUJena are:
Promote the importance of education
Enhance knowledge spillovers
Share astounding ideas
Present latest inventions
Ignite engaging discussions
What is 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.
What is 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.)