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 TEDxIrie, where X = independently organized TED event. At TEDxIrie on Saturday April 2, 2011 at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston, 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.
TEDxIrie intends to show the world that Jamaica’s size doesn’t limit what we can contribute globally in all areas of human activity. This event will offer robust ideas to convince others there is much value in our outlook and our island perspective that can impact the world.