TEDxColumbiaSC releases speaker videos from 2012 and call for 2013 speakers

May 28, 2012 (Columbia, SC) —The team behind TEDxColumbiaSC, an independently organized event licensed by TED, has released event videos for 2012 and is now accepting speaker nominations for TEDxColumbiaSC 2013. Application deadline is July 6, 2012 at 5pm.

TEDx speakers are changing the way we see ourselves, our community, and our world. Their works ranges from the field, to the classroom, to the lab, to the stage and studio. They are creators, problem-solvers, researchers, and challengers of the status-quo. They will change the world, and the TEDx community will take the trip with them, beginning with a 17-minute talk that will inform and inspire the audience at TEDxColumbiaSC 2013.

To nominate yourself, or someone else to be a speaker at TEDxColumbiaSC 2013, visit http://www.tedxcolumbiasc.com/nominate/

Some rules to keep in mind when nominating speakers:
● Speakers are chosen by a selection committee after nominations and interviews
● Speakers must be from the Midlands region
● You only need to nominate a speaker once
● You may nominate yourself, or someone else
● Nominations must be submitted at www.TEDxColumbiaSC.com

TEDxColumbiaSC held its successful inaugural event on January 16, 2012 for over 400 audience members, nine speakers and eight performers whose videos can be seen for free at http://www.TEDxColumbiaSC.com.

About TEDxColumbiaSC
In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxColumbiaSC, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxColumbiaSC, 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, are self-organized.

Follow us!
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TEDxColumbiaSC
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/TEDxColumbiaSC
YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/tedxcolumbiasc

About TED
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 Edinburgh, 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 local, 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.

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For information about TED's upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration

Local Contact: Debi Schadel National Contact: Melody Serafino
(803) 348-8861 E-mail: [email protected]
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www.TEDxColumbiaSC.com

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