We build them, we cross them, and sometimes we even burn them, for better or worse. At the 2017 TEDxWilmingtonWomen 2017, we will explore the many aspects of this year’s theme, Bridges, through curated TED and TEDx Talks.At this time of deep divides and global challenges on the rise, we will hear TED and TEdx Talks from entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and activists, thought leaders from business and civil society—bridge builders from around the world. Join us! We would like you to be part of this event!
Madi Still, the woman behind Still PREP’n 24/7, started her journey into discovering her power nearly a decade ago when she survived the death of her two-day old son, Noah. For one year, she struggled with overwhelming grief, until one day she chose to persist past pain and discover her purpose and passion. She knew that only by doing so would she truly bring honor to her son’s life. Since tapping into her life’s mission to Positively Restore and Empower People (PREP), she has gone on to lead hundreds of others to do the same. Former public school teacher turned full-time “MomPreneur”, Madi combines her passion for teaching with her desire to be a force for positive change in the world by forging empowering relationships with countless other like-minded people. She is an advocate for health on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. She shares her journey and tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle on her weekly vlogs, blog articles, speaking engagements, and social media. Her Mondays with Madi episodes, which air weekly on her YouTube channel called Madi TV, are the highlight of her fast growing fan following and subscriber base. Her deepest desire is to positively impact as many lives as possible.
TEDx was created in 2009 in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community. The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like
At TEDx events, a combination of live presenters and TED Talk videos spark deep conversation and connections at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, under a license granted by TED.
Over the years, TEDx events have evolved into microcosms of their local community, each event piecing together its own brand and identity.
Since 2009, more than 50,000 people have shared their ideas on TEDx stages in nearly 180 countries. The ideas are shared on a special YouTube site as well. Since 2009, more than one billion people have viewed TEDx talks.
Over the years, TEDxWilmington, has grown, over the years, from one annual event to seven events in 2016 including the annual TEDxWilmington Conference and six separate TEDxWilmingtonSalons. All TEDxWilmington events in 2016 are produced by Magic Dust, LLC, under the direction of Ajit Mathew George who serves as the Executive Producer and sprinkles magic dust to make sure each event is very special. Over 50 people have volunteered to be part of the 2016 TEDxWilmington Tribe. We invite creators, catalysts, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, designers, scientists, thinkers and doers to share at this all day conference what they are most passionate about – positive ideas for the world and Delaware. See All Speakers.
Ajit George was granted the TEDx license in the fall of 2011 to organize the very first TEDxWilmington on August 9, 2012 at the Delaware Art Museum. TEDxWilmington 2013 was held on August 8 with a full-day program at World Cafe Live at the Queen.
TEDxWilmington 2014 and TEDXWilmington 2015 were both a full day of programming on August 6, 2014 and October 28, 2015 at the World Cafe Live at the Queen. Between 2014 and 2015, we organized three TEDxWilmington Salons, the first of which was held on November 19, 2014 at OperaDelaware and the second one on March 13, 2015 at Winterthur Museum Gallery. The third TEDxWilmington Salon was held on July 31st at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution. More about TEDxWilmington Salons.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. 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 — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. TED’s agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.
TEDxWilmington is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. TED.com is building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.