As TED celebrates its 30th birthday this year, TEDxBITSGoa is thrilled to be turning the ripe age of 5. Despite our relative youth, however, we believe ourselves to be aging quite brilliantly.

Since our 2009 inception, TEDxBITSGoa has been deeply honoured to be the largest and most well-attended independently-organized TED event the modest Rocky Mountain town of Calgary, AB, population 1.1 million, has ever seen.

We have successfully hosted dozens of the country’s – and the world’s – most sought-after thinkers, doers and drivers, and when we say ‘hosted,’ we mean just that. We aim to create an event, set the stage, welcome the world and watch the ideas, inspiration, conversation and connections take hold.

We revel in the idea that TEDxBITSGoa is cultivating a community of people who walk away not only inspired by what they’ve heard and who they’ve met, but literally motivated into action.

These talks don’t just inspire. They’re often the spark that ignites bold new ideas and wide-sweeping positive change, and on Friday, June 13, 2014, we invite you to turn 5 with us. We guarantee a magnificent, moving milestone you won’t soon forget.

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.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives.
At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Roger Ebert, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Brian Greene, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. Selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps 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. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.

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

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED