BELLINGHAM, Wash., JULY 25, 2013 – The TEDx Bellingham organizers are announcing a video contest soliciting 30 second videos around the theme, “Here By Choice.”
- Videos should be uploaded to either You Tube or Vimeo and must be viewable to the public.
- Please tag your video with #HereByChoice & #TEDxBellingham.
- Find out more info at http://tedxbellingham.com/show-off/
The three videos that receive the most likes (on the video’s upload page on Vimeo or You Tube) will be part of the content at TEDx Bellingham and will be shown during one of the three conference sessions. This work will also be showcased as part of the Livestream webcast happening live at the event.
TEDxBellingham will be held November 12, 2013 at The Pickford Film Center. Doors open at 9:00 a.m., and the event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a reception following. Tickets go on sale after Labor Day.
“The video contest is a cool way to let people express their views on our theme, or their love of Bellingham,” said organizer David Wiggs. “Depending on the submissions, some content may be used on the TEDx Bellingham website to help promote the event, as well. We’re excited to see what happens.”
TEDxBellingham is an independently organized event.
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 TEDxBellingham, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxBellingham, 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.
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 on the West Coast, with simulcast nearby; 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.
David Wiggs, Organizer