TEDx Newport 2018
Our theme this year is Capsized!
Capsizing is a pivotal event. Forward motion stops and the outside comes flooding in. Whether a vessel, an idea, or a paradigm, there is an exigent call to action in those crucial moments when the world is overturned. What happens next will set a new course, and determine survival.
This year’s TEDxNewport theme – Capsized – promises ideas that embody the resilience and diversity that make the City by the Sea a beacon of hope when the tide changes.
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 TEDxNewport, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxNewport event, TEDTalks video 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.
TEDxNewport is produced by a group of inspired locals who share a passion for Newport, RI and its diverse population.
Some of us were born here, some of us are transplants, but we all feel that certain pull that keeps us here. We see our friends and neighbors contributing to the collective ethos in so many creative ways. We want to share these ideas with the world and uncover those ideas that haven’t yet been explored. We seek to stoke the proverbial fire and generate dynamic conversations in all corners of the island.
This will be the second TEDx event for Newport, RI. Newport has always received plenty of attention for its storied history, its lively guests, its unrivaled sunsets and its natural beauty. However, it’s also a place of great innovation, spirited entrepreneurship, and ceaseless creativity. We want to highlight the brilliant ideas of our friends and neighbors, encourage conversation and debate, and share our distinctive identity with the world.
Produced by a group of inspired locals who share a passion for Newport, RI, TEDxNewport explores the trends felt by locals and visitors from all over the world. Find out what CAPSIZED means and how it unites us at TEDxNewport.
This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.