BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED, which started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design, has created TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.
On Saturday, Barbados will host TEDxBridgetown, where 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 Bridgetown, are self-organized.
TEDxBridgetown provides a platform for Barbados and the region to redefine wealth, during a time when the opposition leader has called a no confidence motion against the current minister of finance and hundreds of Barbadians gather to add their name to a public petition circulated by the opposition.
TEDxBridgetown recognises the need for new ideas, a solid and unified vision and a commitment to continuously forging the path to getting there.
TEDxBridgetown, an annual event in its second year, has created a hub for innovative thinkers, dynamic practices and pioneering solutions for the current and future needs of the country and the region. The theme and focus this year, Redefining Wealth, seeks to broaden the traditional definition of wealth, something the organisers believe is desperately needed, the world over.
TEDxBridgetown presents a diverse and exciting line up of speakers who will explore wealth as it relates to agriculture, marine life, prison system, culture, transportation efficiency, hemp production, landscape and architecture, ageing population, mental health… to name a few.