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 TEDxKaunas, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKaunas 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.
The surface of the Earth has been fully documented by cartographers by the early 19th century. Still, there are unexplored spaces – stars and planets, bottom of the ocean, the middle of the Earth – depends on what you are searching for.
We do not have to look far to find new spaces to discover and learn about. People (maybe even your neighbours) do powerful things every day – brave, charitable, innovative, unusual, even controversial to some. They are our terra incognita – unexplored territories full of promise, potential and excitement. Unknown, sometimes intimidating, but always intriguing.
In November 2018 TEDxKaunas will bring together Experts – those creating, building, living and working in the yet undiscovered fields of knowledge – to be our hosts; and the enthusiastic, curious and open Explorers, seeking to fill their individual terra incognita maps with shapes, colours and ideas. Because taking a smaller side road and stepping through an unknown threshold can bring more knowledge, understanding, inspiration, collaboration and freedom. Stay curious.
— TEDxKaunas 2018 Team