TEDxSandy Brings Great Minds Together

TEDxSandy is now accepting applications for speakers and performing artists for the inaugural TEDxSandy in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

The inaugural TEDxSandy event in Sandy, Utah will be held at The Waterford School on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. TEDxSandy is anticipated to bring some of the valley's brightest minds together for a day of engaging presentations and performances focusing on the theme, "Under Pressure."

Applications for speakers and performing artists are currently in review. Interested participants may apply from now until February 28 by submitting contact information at the regional website, www.tedxsandy.com. Reviewing committee is looking for a variety of local stories that are engaging retellings of being "Under Pressure."

"We see this is a great opportunity to broadcast the creativity and innovation that is happening in Sandy, Utah," said Maria Andersen, TEDxSandy main contact and organizer. "We are home of the silicon slopes and experiencing a renaissance of growth in technology, engineering, design, and education. We want to bring these great minds to the TEDx stage for a day of collaboration and inspiration and feel the theme will put special emphasis on the creative process and metamorphosis that occurs while under tremendous pressure."

Tickets to attend are now available for purchase at the TEDxSandy website. As this is the inaugural TEDx event in Sandy, space is extremely limited. People are encouraged to sign up for the mailing list as soon as possible to be the first notified on event updates.

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 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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TED's media initiatives include the TED website, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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All press requests should be sent to Maria Andersen. Maria Andersen is the the official spokesperson for TEDx Sandy.
Maria Andersen

Please note that TEDx event organizers are not able to speak for the TED Conference. Any inquiry regarding TED should be sent to:
Melody Serafino
TEDx Media Liaison

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