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Overview


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Overview


We are a community of creative intellectuals who not only make things, but create with the intention of changing the world. We are thought leaders; paving a creative path for the future of artistic endeavors.”

This year, we evoke PRESENCE.


ABOUT THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE

Feeling alone in a crowded room?

Many of us can relate to this sense of isolation at some point in our lives: that, for whatever reason, be it race, sexuality, personality, or something else, we are unseen. Our voice and all we have to offer is unheard and overlooked and it’s up to us to wander towards the obscured uncertainty of the future alone. The secret is, as alone and powerless as it feels, you’re not: you have a presence that only you can evoke and make known. You have the power to shine light on the darkness isolating you and become a beacon for others to follow as you blaze your own trail, or choose to join with others to prevent another’s light from fading. The process of evoking your presence is all about realizing who you are, how you can help your community, and figuring out what your legacy will be. It can be a difficult journey and there may be doubts, but only by taking a step forward can you escape the dark. So join us, evoke your light, and make your presence known to the world.

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2017 Conference


2017 Conference


2017 CONFERENCE: EVOKE PRESENCE

April 1, 2017

The Music Center @ Columbia College Chicago

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Session 1

Internal Presence

My Friend Vel

Spoken word poetry

 

Peter Kim

Stand Up With Comedy: Evoking Your Power Through Vulnerability

 

Previously recorded talk

Zak Ebrahim

I am the son of a terrorist. Here’s how I chose peace.

 

Stephen Asma

Creative Improvisation and the Self

 

Kacy Johnson

Uncovering True Beauty, One Portrait at a Time

Session 2

Shine Your Own Light

Jim Bachor

Immortality is a Team Effort

 

Previously recorded talk

John Legend

"Redemption Song"

 

MJSC

Dance Group

 

Jocelyn Delk Adams

Standing in Your Authenticity

 

Rich Alapack

Can we solve hard to talk about issues through public mantras?

Session 3

Helping Others' Lights Shine On

Volker rose

Picture This: A Love Story That Connected Art and Science

 

Previously recorded talk

David Brooks

Should you live for your résumé.. or your eulogy?

 

Sanjana kantayya

A Seat at the Table

 

Sam Trump

Musician

 

indira johnson

The Power of Individual Action: How One Ripple Can Change the World

 

Louis Carr

The Necessity of Being Uncomfortable

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About


About


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, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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

[X = INDEPENDENTLY ORGANIZED TED 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.)

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Partners


Partners


OUR 2017 PARTNERS

 
 
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