The TEDx Mission
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.
Joining the worldwide TED community is a way of bringing together and empowering communities. This is an opportunity for Oldham to shine and showcase the town’s positive attitude to growth and change as well as challenging existing views of Oldham. This will be the first TEDxOldham and to say we’re excited about it is a massive understatement, in the true spirit of TED we can’t wait to collaborate, share, inspire and be inspired.
Oldham Library and their team of forward thinking and creative staff are the perfect match for our vision of creating a place for communities to unite with the common message that ideas are worth spreading.
We hope that TEDxOldham is the spark that will ignite a community who are stimulated, inspired and motivated.