Riga Technical University (RTU) is organising the second TEDx event and invites inspiring professionals from Latvia and abroad to participate in it by sharing their stories and outstanding ideas that could affect and change the paradigm of thinking.
TEDxRigaTechnicalUniversity will be held on 27 October.
This year, the key theme of the event will be a person. Even in the digital transformation age, when increasingly more processes can be automated, and it does happen, a person’s role is not decreasing, as well as the significance of a person’s involvement in public, political, business, scientific, cultural and other processes. «In English, they say – it’s all about people. Regardless of the fact whether we speak about the global business growth, cooperation between science and entrepreneurship, big team management or multimedia performance, what remain significant, are mutual relations between people, interaction and networking, which result in establishment of cooperation and unprecedented innovations,» said Professor Deniss Ščeulovs, Head of the Institute of Business Engineering and Management of RTU Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management, outlining the direction of this TEDxRigaTechnicalUniversity. The event is being organised at his initiative and for the second time.
RTU opens application to those who are interested, who would like to come to the stage of TEDxRigaTechnicalUniversity in order to inspire others with their personal experience, knowledge, research and expertise. Most welcome are persons who will provide updates to the following themes in their speeches: unprecedented cross-disciplinary cooperation; networking, communication and cooperation; design and engineering that promote social changes; inclusion; innovative architecture; ethics of artificial intelligence; art and activism; coincidences at the right time; STEAM and industry cooperation; P2P philosophy in business, science and life.
In order to apply, please complete the form on the TEDxRigaTechnicalUniversity webpage – https://tedxrtu.lv/.
The event will be held in English.
The first TEDxRigaTechnicalUniversity took place last year, on 20 October. Its key theme was Change is the New Routine. By making to change and adjust continuously, it is developing the society and its individuals as strong change management leaders.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the TED Translators Program, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a «wish» or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.