Co-hosted by Ashoka, a globally recognized non-profit organization that supports social entrepreneurs around the world, the 2013 TEDxAshokaU event will bring together seven inspiring speakers to the Balboa Theater in downtown San Diego.
- Eden Full is currently a student at Princeton University and a recognized “20 under 20” entrepreneur who has started a solar company that benefits communities all around the world.
- Billy Parish is recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine as a “Climate Hero” for his work with the Energy Action Coalition and now he has launched a revolutionary crow-funding platform for CleanTech projects through Mosaic solar investments.
Other speakers and more information can be found @: http://www.tedxashokau.com/. Ashoka is based in Washington D.C. and we have partnered with the University of San Diego for this event.
Designed as an independently organized TED event on the evening of February 22, 2013, with an anticipated sell-out crowd of 1,300 individuals and hundreds more participating online, the TEDxAshokaU event will feature leaders speaking on the topic of “Find Your Place in the Universe”. There will be 7 speakers including business centered individuals such as: Alex Burnadotte (CEO of Beyond 12), Chris Crane (CEO of Edify Inc.) and Eden Full (Founder of Roseicollis Technologies Inc.).
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize independent, TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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 TEDxAshokaU, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxAshokaU 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 (TEDxAshokaU), are self-organized.
About Ashoka U
Ashoka U is the university division of Ashoka. Since co-founding the University Network for Social Entrepreneurship in 2005, Ashoka U has been at the forefront of the academic field of social entrepreneurship. Ashoka U supports Ashoka’s vision of an “everyone a changemaker world” by working with colleges and universities to foster an enabling environment where every individual has access to the resources, learning opportunities, role models, and peer communities needed to actualize their full potential as changemakers.
Ashoka is the largest association of social entrepreneurs in the world – men and women with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since its founding in 1980, Ashoka has provided start‑up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network of more than 2,500 leading social entrepreneurs – elected as Ashoka Fellows – in 70 countries. Working with these social entrepreneurs, Ashoka builds communities of innovators who work together to transform society and design new ways for the citizen sector to become more entrepreneurial, productive, and globally integrated.