Since 2006 when their short-format, quasi-theatrical and highly-engaging talks became available for streaming online, TED has been blowing our minds by bringing attention to the work of experts who although they have “ideas worth sharing” might otherwise labor in silence in the silos of the hyper-specialized modern workplace.
Also widely celebrated is TED’s local franchise model TEDx, which allows communities across the world to plan and host their own events by recruiting leaders, geeks, artists, and academics whose contribution to their area could be inspiring to a local audience. Last year we had the great pleasure of attending TEDx Lausanne at UNIL. Can we just say that there are so many talented and courageous people doing great work here in our city?!
So when a friend of ours on the planning committee of the TEDxLausanne event asked that we share information with you about the upcoming TEDxLausanneWomen on May 28, we gladly obliged. Although the format is slightly different – the event will actually blend live local talks with a streamed feed of the official TEDWomen event taking place that day in California – we think it will be a great opportunity to connect again with a dynamic group of day dreamers around a topic that is near and dear to our hearts: the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. #fistpump!
Will you join us?! TEDxLausanneWomen will be hosted at the beautiful Casino de Montbenon on May 28 from 18:30-21:30 and will include inspiring talks, a buffet for brain food, and plenty of lively discussion with fellow event goers. It’s important to say that this is not a women only event! So fellas, we hope to see many of you there. Event registration is available online.