TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. Every year in its annual event, some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are more passionate about. Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, are only some of its extraordinary speakers. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
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Academy was originally founded by Plato in Athens in 387 BC and was a conversational platform to share ideas on literature, science and art for the advancement of the society. Over 2000 years later TED is based on the same principle and TEDxAcademy is inspired by linking the past with the future by creating a platform for dialogue for change in Greece. TEDxAcademy organizes every year an event where remarkable speakers from Greece and abroad share their ideas. Ideas that have the potential to make a long-term difference to the future of our country.
Moreover, TEDxAcademy organizes throughout the year smaller TEDxAcademySalon: “Dialogue 4 Change” events with 2 speakers on a specific subject and a more intimate audience of up to 100 people where there is an interaction with the Speakers with questions and answers.
In 2015, TEDxAcademy launches TEDxAcademy Youth, an event designed for young people, the shapers of our future. Inspirational talks, parallel activities and great conversations orchestrate a unique experience that aims to empower our youth to dare, to dream and to act.